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.

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

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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 Joan Denoo on February 9, 2018 at 3:15pm

We've had some very warm weather and some very cold. We expect a snow storm this weekend. Unsettled, to say the least, and that is a good indicator of climate change. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 9, 2018 at 1:32pm

"World champions" strikes me as ironic, because in much of the world, "football" is a different sport, with a round ball, that uses the feet much more!

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 9, 2018 at 1:30pm

In more mundane news, my city nearly shut down yesterday to celebrate a sports victory (Sunday's Super Bowl win that football fans here had been waiting for for decades). Perhaps two million people out for the parade and ceremony! Even non-fans can appreciate bringing the city together.

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(Part of me is also wondering how to inspire that kind of engagement for things like, say, getting a sane government that actually works for us instead of the oligarchs.)

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 10:44am

Welcome back, Randall!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 9, 2018 at 9:05am

Welcome back, Randy. Hope you enjoyed your sunny break!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2018 at 7:58am

Trying to catch up on all the "doin's" here at A/N now that I'm back from two weeks in Florida (panhandle area). It's good to be back, although I prefer the sunny, warm days to this cold, snowy clime here in Indiana.

Can't say I did anything wonderful while down there. It's not like going to China! I just "vegged out". It's good to change environments and routines on occasion. 

I walked the beaches and sidewalks a lot (up to 9 miles a day), but mostly lazed around and read books. Food wise, I did my own meals except for a few "eat outs" (see Food group).

Any, glad to rejoin my favorite hangout (A/N)!

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 12:08am

You've won the primula Spud! This is the list I got in hospital after this week's allergy tests. I have to avoid allergic reactions and perhaps my eczema will calm down after that...

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 8, 2018 at 2:52pm

They all can cause allergic reactions.

Comment by Plinius on February 8, 2018 at 1:25pm

Guess what they have in common; nickel, sun, preservatives, balsam of Peru, primula.

Comment by Plinius on February 6, 2018 at 1:50am

Flowers.. I have a rosemary on my terrace - it's supposed to flower in March - but it started to flower in november and will probably keep it up for some months. 

I hope the SAD therapy helps, Ian!


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