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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Discussion Forum

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:22pm

It's ok Melinda! I have a Information Technology degree and I question computers all the time, lol. I will repost my link here, all you do is click on it. Make sure you are signed into FB first, then click on it and it will give you an opinion on there to friend me. Here you go!!! https://www.facebook.com/sylviastrange?ref=tn_tnmn

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:14pm

I just checked the link, it should work fine now. 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:12pm

https://www.facebook.com/sylviastrange here you go Melinda!!! Sorry about that. I couldn't find you. 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:38pm

Melinda do you mean the comments from FB? I can help you! 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:35pm

This is how it goes. I get up in the morning and sign into FB. Normally there are the ones who post God pictures and then there are the ones who thank God everyday for such a wonderful life. I see this nonsense all day long. I have a few really religious people in my life. I think they are hypocrites because they think it is ok to post their nonsense but it's not ok for me to post what I want because it could offend someone, screw that!  My husband is always telling me I don't' have to put it in their face, F that, they put their shit in my face everyday. I'm sick of it! I refuse to back down! Melinda would you like to be FB friends? El Solo Lobo, I never feels sorry for these people, if I'm smart enough to get it, they are too, they choose to be this way. 

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 30, 2012 at 4:23pm

Here's a question: Do you ever feel genuinely sorry for a strong religious "believer" who just doesn't seem capable of 'getting it'?

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 30, 2012 at 4:21pm

Y'all seem to be having fun.

 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:11pm

Thanks Ian!!!! 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 3:55pm

Ruth I have lost friends because I feel it is my right to post what I want on my FB, it really doesn't bother me. I am so happy I found this community, you all are great! 

Comment by dr kellie on July 30, 2012 at 3:54pm

I disagree, Ruth. I love a little torture now and then. That is when I tune into AFA radio.

 

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