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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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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 June 17, 2018 at 12:57pm

Got an excellent report on my right hip, Spud, but I do still have some groin pain. The ligament is inflamed so I'm to stop the exercises, which I already did. I also have some stiffness, but apparently that can last for up to 18 months or something.

I also think the left hip getting worse is causing some of the pain in the right side because I can hardly walk...…..AGAIN!.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 17, 2018 at 12:32pm

Sounds like you did better than me.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 17, 2018 at 10:32am

Spud, I got nine out of ten. Strangely enough I missed the one on our ancestors. I know we came from prehistoric ancestors. Lucy, Neolithic,  Paleolithic but when they were referred to as animals I didn't pick up on that. Lol. Yes, I know we are all animals.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 17, 2018 at 7:11am

I only got 9 out of 10 right on the science quiz.  Didn't know which parent determined the sex of the baby.

I knew the technical answer that the Big Bang was not an explosion.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 17, 2018 at 7:07am

Hope your second hip replacement goes well, Patricia.

How is your first one?

Comment by Patricia on June 16, 2018 at 11:15pm

Thanks, Ruth. I have 2 furry nurses here too.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2018 at 11:11pm

Good luck on your second hip replacement, Patricia.

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You are real to us, very valued person.

My fingers joints are so large I can only wear a ring on one finger now.

Comment by Patricia on June 16, 2018 at 3:27am

Mine is osteo arthritis, but its everywhere except the new hip. My fingers/wrists are beginning to get lumpy, & my feet are starting to get gnarly signs too. My neck/shoulders/knees all hurt.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2018 at 3:21am

Arthritis is a cruel condition. Larry suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and his pain can be felt from across the table. His hands are so badly crippled he has to use both hands to cut even his softest food. It is painful to watch him lift a cup. 

Comment by Patricia on June 16, 2018 at 2:20am

Yeah Joan, wearing a breast prosthetic when I go out, & with metal/plastic hips, I'm going to have to work at being a real person....hahahaha......

I do however think arthritis is eating me alive.


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