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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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 Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 3:36pm

Sounds exotic.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2018 at 3:36pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2018 at 3:35pm

I'm in Morocco and enjoying it. A couple of snaps from the Casbah, Rabat.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2018 at 3:33pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 22, 2018 at 8:58am

How is your foot Joan?  It was your foot that broke, wasn't it?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 22, 2018 at 7:24am

Happy-happy, Joan!  Have a GREAT B-day!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 22, 2018 at 6:59am

Happy birthday, Joan.

Comment by Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 2:17am

Your special dinner sounded tasty!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:15am

Thank you, Patricia, for the lovely flowers and birthday greeting, and Chris (Plinius) thank you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:08am

Randy, 82 years old and delighted to reach this age and see this incredibly interesting period of human evolution. I see remarkable things happening on the individual level as well as in economics; I just wish the government would grow up in a noble endeavor. If democracy delivered this kind of leadership we have today, I want no part of it. Yet, of course, we have never had a democracy, not when Jefferson wrote his honorable words, not when corporations became persons. 

Am I feeling hopeless? Not in a million years. I just wish I could live to see a real democracy put into place. 

My Colorado grandchildren receive the kind of education that has the potential to do great things. They receive training in system theory, in how to build strong teams, how to solve problems without the use of violence, and how to be a positive contributor to joint activities, and how to be an effective and efficient leader. 

Craig prepared my celebration dinner tonight\, a Thai beef, onion, noodle dinner; delicious 

 

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