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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 Chris on November 24, 2017 at 5:12pm


I thought It may have been about Sisyphus. The tranlation I looked up on the internet wasn't clear.

Is ancient Greek literature taught in grammar school?  My favorite book as a child was Aesops fables.

How are ancestorial records in Denmark (churches) maintained?

If someone were to go back into family history from the arrival to Ellis Island If the name wasn't mispelled how would  one be able to find archival records in Denmark, or elsewhere that Americans call the Old Country?

The Mormons don't have a monopoly on anthropology or family ties anymore than other goofy religions about religion, the resurection or eternal life.

I wonder if Mormon's drive for ancestory vs. family ties is based on their belief  about  aliens from another planet.

I'm likely incorrect about my misconception of Mormons.  It doesn't seem to be a big jump from Mormonism to Scientology, Ralijenism, or other kookie ideas including Abrahamic's factions  Bhudism, or etcetera.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 24, 2017 at 2:28pm

A little extra. I 'adopted' Sisyphos as my guiding light when I first dried out and got sober. Taking each day as it came.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 24, 2017 at 2:25pm

Per ardua ad cælum: Through great labour/up steep hill to the heavens/heights. My own invention. 'Cæl' is the root of the English word 'ceiling'. I take it to mean 'as far as possible'. My own interpretation of the motto is 'I will try hard to have the best life I can'.

I'm also influenced by Camus's 'we must imagine Sisyphos as happy'. He (Sis) took life as he found it and went to work to get up the hill.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 24, 2017 at 1:25pm

Thanks for the belly laugh, Chris. I enjoyed the part of your video where a pair of Atheists reverse door-bang Mormons. The rant part - meh.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 24, 2017 at 7:23am

For real, Ian? Gutsy.

I'm lucky. Living in "the country", I don't get many solicitors or proselytes. I like the idea of charging them by the minute.

Comment by Plinius on November 24, 2017 at 4:10am

I like it, Ian, a good realistic idea and image.

Comment by Chris on November 24, 2017 at 1:47am

Royal Air Force?,

Through adversity to the stars.
Comment by Ian Mason on November 24, 2017 at 12:53am

I've had a tattoo done. Sisyphos and the daily struggle for a better life.

Comment by Chris on November 23, 2017 at 9:16pm

Regarding ancestory.

There is a bible that belonged to my great great great grandmother - and likley before that containded family history going back to 1620. It's interesting that some family members corilated most of that information.  

My brother and I spoke about finding more details. 

Elils Island and census records should be available in the public record without the help of Ansestory commercial web sites.

Going further into church records from England, Scandanavia,  Contental/Eastern Europe,  Asia and elesewhere would be interesting.

The story of of ancestors should be more important than DNA history.  I have a book my great great grandmother wrote after arrival to the U.S that tells the story of the family.  It would be interesting to know prior personal histories.

I didn't know that was a mormon production.  It's great  If mormons are collecting that information.

Comment by Patricia on November 23, 2017 at 5:57pm

I don't think any amount would be enough to cover the vomiting.


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