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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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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 Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 6:59pm

Tom, as the great philosopher, Yoda, said,

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 5:52pm

Error:

The fellow I have been following since the 2017-18 crash

should read 

The fellow I have been following since the 2007-08 crash

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 5:46pm

The fellow I have been following since the 2017-18 crash because he and only a few others published a caution. They included Steve Keen who was able to demonstrate the factors that led to the crash. 

"Keen opposes debt-dependent economics and over-investment in speculative assets such as property or shares. Commenting in BRW magazine, he argued: “This is how bubbles grow and burst and ignoring debt in this way is one of the great fallacies of modern economics.”

6 economists who predicted the global financial crisis.

Steve Keen - FINANCIAL CRISIS, TRUMP 2018-2019, CRASH IS NOW.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 4:19pm

Tom, I looked up Buffalo National River and it looks like paradise! Randy has a keen sense of great places to volunteer. I hope he writes about his experiences. 

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 27, 2018 at 1:06am

More about where Randall will be:

The crystal clear waters of the Buffalo National River flow past sheer bluffs of ancient limestone and sandstone, towering as high as 590 feet above the water, setting a captivating backdrop for this week of trail work. The Buffalo is among the most scenic rivers in the interior United States and is America's first National River. The Buffalo meanders 153 miles, past forested hillsides, mountains ringed with summit cliffs, shear limestone walls, and occasional valley bottoms settled before the Civil War. In a setting which could be described as fit for a fairytale, [Randall] will see glens that trap noon shadows and hollows hiding curtains of ferns fed by secret waterfalls. With nearly 96,000 acres of protected public land along its route, the Buffalo is home to a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer and numerous small mammals, songbirds, and even a herd of elk.
...this is one of the more difficult active projects that we have so be prepared for steep hikes!

— Found on the Web

Comment by Patricia on April 26, 2018 at 10:33pm

Yes, one of the best I've seen.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 26, 2018 at 9:52pm

Brilliant Patricia - it's the quintessence of true christian love.

Comment by Patricia on April 26, 2018 at 9:34pm

Sounds like a true story, hope it made some people think........

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 26, 2018 at 6:35pm

Christina, if you're looking for appropriate apparel to confront said "religious b.s.," may I suggest something like this?  Evolvefish.com has all sorts of stuff like that!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 26, 2018 at 4:13pm

Ian, I like your spring pictures.

 

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