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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 Plinius on Thursday

Good news, thanks!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Patricia, I was really worried. I imagined all the worst even as I hoped for the best. What a relief! 

Comment by Patricia on Thursday

That is great news.....thanks Joan!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Carl, The Flying Atheist, answered my note and he has computer problems, will be repairing or replacing it, and his health "is doing rather well except for getting tired and out of breath fairly easily."

He used someone else's computer to read my message and to respond. He said he doesn't have easy access to one just now. 

This is such Splendid News!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

"the pope gave birth in public, thus revealing her true gender, and she was subsequently dragged behind a horse for half a league and then stoned to death for her deceit.

~Pope Joan: The Female Pope whose Real Gender was Revealed after she...

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

I enjoyed Rome because of the memories of historical events as I stood on the spot where they occurred. I stood on the spot where a  Pope was slaughtered when discovered to be a mother. Just think of it, Pope Joan lived and worked as a POPE! The officials destroyed her images and references and pretended there was never a woman pope. 

Have you ever heard of a woman pope?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday

Great picture! Thanks, Ian. Nice smile, too.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 13, 2018 at 12:53pm

I also devoured Mad in my schooldays and still have a tattered selection of its paperbacks on my shelf, mostly Don Martin.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 13, 2018 at 12:49pm

I'm an alcoholic, Randall so I don't drink.

I didn't mean to sound so negative about Rome. There are a lot of things wrong but that can be said about many of the world's big cities. If you like history and art it's a great place. The people are kind and friendly for the most part too.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 13, 2018 at 11:52am

Great article on Mad mag.

Mad Magazine's Clout May Have Faded -- But Its Ethos Matters More than Ever Before


The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.

[Alternet]

  • Teaching its adolescent readers that governments lie – and only suckers fall for hucksters – Mad implicitly and explicitly subverted the sunny optimism of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years. Its writers and artists poked fun at everyone and everything that claimed a monopoly on truth and virtue.
 

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