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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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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Ian Mason 1 hour ago

It seems that the Catholic priesthood succumb to more than one temptation, money as well as boys.

Catching up is one of life's pleasures, Randall.

You both look well, Chris. I hope your legs survived the walk round the zoo.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 2 hours ago

You look great, Plinius!

Comment by Patricia 3 hours ago

Looks like a pleasant day, Plinius.

Comment by Plinius 4 hours ago

We visited the Rotterdam zoo with a friend. She made this picture of us.

Comment by Randall Smith 9 hours ago

I had a nice two day visit from one of my "trip mates" when we went to China a year ago. Sarah was driving through the midwest and asked to make a stop here in Indiana. As friends do, we caught up on our lives. There's not much to see or do here, but I showed her around the "neighborhood". I think she was more impressed by the quantity of corn and soybean fields! She was really impressed by my family's organic vegetable farm. It's nice to keep in touch with old friends.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Patricia, I'm glad to have the information about the Sistine Chapel crimes. Thanks.

Comment by Patricia on Tuesday

Thanks Joan, I had nothing but trouble with that link.....everywhere I posted.

Yours is a different link, but same story.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Patricia, the lead didn't work for "Financial misdeeds at the Sistine Chapel" so this is what I found:

" the administrative director and the musical director of the choir are suspected of money laundering, aggravated fraud and embezzlement.
The two men – Michelangelo Nardella and Monsignor Massimo Palombella – allegedly pilfered proceeds from concerts to fund personal expenses, according to La Stampa.
The Sistine Chapel Choir was founded in 1471, and considers itself the oldest choir still active in the world today.
It is made up of 20 adult singers and 35 boys aged 9 to 13.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/vatican-investigating-financial-misde...

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Patricia, thanks for sharing Alex Blue's comment with us. 

Comment by Patricia on Tuesday


I don’t believe in a deity or deities
I find belief in a deity or deities to be an utter nonsense; and religion to be nothing more then a place for charlatans to con people out of their hard earned money by using fear tactics and brainwashing people to believe in nonsense.
Just because you believe in a deity or deities, doesn’t mean that you are more moral then me.
If you are moral only because of reward and the fear of punishment by a deity or deities; then you’re just a person who lacks empathy, not religion.
Morals have no deity or deities.
Morals have no religion.
No one, no religion and no philosophy has a monopoly on morals, right or wrong, just or unjust, bad or good.
It is better to be morally empathetic and an atheist, then to lack empathy and be a theist.

------Alex Blue

 

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