Hang With Friends

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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

11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 23, 2018 at 10:11am

Glad to hear your foot feels normal, Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 23, 2018 at 10:11am

Sorry about your double whammy, Ruth.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 23, 2018 at 10:10am

Funny, Bertold, especially because I'm one that does not like pineapple on pizza.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 23, 2018 at 12:53am

I hope your digestion has settled down now, Ruth. Gastric upsets can drain your energy, if you'll pardon the pun.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2018 at 12:13am

And thanks to Bertold, and Loren for your friendly greetings; and Ian, thank you for the lovely bouquet of flowers

Spud, my foot feels back to normal, thanks for asking. It wasn’t a broken bone, it was a torn (something) fasciitis, horribly painful. I use my cane on uneven ground and no longer need my wheelchair. 

Living in Craig’s home is like living in the city except it is in a suburb of Littleton, over a ridge at a higher elevation than both Littleton and Denver. The ridge is of uplifted sedimentary rock with few trees except along the creek that runs from higher elevations out to the flat plaines. Coming out of the canyon, one can see flat land, as far as the eye can see. I think we could see to the Mississippi River if it were not for the curvature of the Earth.

Comment by Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 10:01pm

Oh the times for a bowl of soup.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 22, 2018 at 9:57pm

Thanks for the Morocco pictures, Ian.

Sorry I've been absent. Got gastroenteritis on the 12th, and then, before I recuperated, inadvertently gave myself food poisoning for several days. Still have gastritis and frequent cramps. You know those baby carrots they sell, already peeled and wet, in plastic bags. We kept some too long, and I couldn't tell they'd gone bad. It took me 4 or 5 days to figure out they were causing my projectile diarrhea. I'd imagined a couple of baby carrots with a tiny portion of meat was a safe recovery meal.

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Funny, Bertold.

Comment by Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 8:55pm

Oh, horrors!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 22, 2018 at 8:24pm

Comment by Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 3:38pm



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