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.

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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 22, 2018 at 12:44pm

Comment by Patricia on June 21, 2018 at 1:28pm

Joan, we had one on Fox Mountain right behind us, but they got it looked after right away. We watched the planes from the back windows. Nothing else too nearby yet, but yesterdays electrical storm started 98 new fires. We've had over 300 so far this season.

Rick is having his surgery July 5th, & he needs recovery time before worrying about evacuation. My surgeon wants me to have my other hip done within a couple of months, & that recovery is 6 months.

I still maintain these climate change deniers should have to fight some of these wildfires from April, to October!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2018 at 4:32am

Patricia, we worried about the wet spring weather we had and all the vegetation that flourished. This summer and fall will undoubtedly be a bad fire season. 

Do you have nearby fires? 

They do not help, given all the health issues you and Rick face this year. 

Comment by Patricia on June 20, 2018 at 10:21pm

BC Wildfire Service


We're responding to dozens of new fires across #BC this afternoon, mainly due to intense lightning in central and southern BC. Largest so far is a 90 ha #BCwildfire ~15 km west of #BurnsLake (pictured below). It's burning aggressively & visible from nearby communities & #BCHwy16
4:48 PM - Jun 20, 2018

BC Wildfire Service


Comment by Loren Miller on June 19, 2018 at 7:04am

Hey, Kathy, allow me to add my welcome back to Randall's.  It's good to see you here again!

Comment by Randall Smith on June 19, 2018 at 6:56am

Kathy!! You're back! Good to see your voice again. Now if only Carl would return.

Comment by Patricia on June 19, 2018 at 12:01am

At least I know what to expect GC, after getting my first replacement last October. Pain in my lower half is really wearing thin.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 18, 2018 at 11:25pm

... 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' refers to us as 'semi-evolved simians' ...

... many of whom still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. (Certainly applies to smart watches!)

Patricia, I hope everything goes well with your hip replacement, and that you get lots of mobility back!!

Spud, it turns out that in birds and some other animals, it's indeed the ovum that determines the offspring's sex. Much more at Wikipedia: Sex determination systems evolved independently several times.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 17, 2018 at 1:03pm

Kathy, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' refers to us as 'semi-evolved simians.'

Comment by Ian Mason on June 17, 2018 at 1:02pm

It's been a pleasant weekend with a friend. We went to the opening of a local art exhibition on Friday (pics follow) and then saw 'King Charles III' on DVD, an excellent piece of TV drama. Saturday we ate haggis for lunch and then went to an 'Opera in the Park' concert, although persistent rain drove us to the nearest coffee shop and then home. Very nice:


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