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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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bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 9 hours ago. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

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

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Pat on December 25, 2014 at 8:40am
Home alone all day, Randall? Lucky you. I'm envious. I'd rather be at the office than where I'm at. Long story
Comment by Randall Smith on December 25, 2014 at 7:31am

Today, Christmas, doesn't feel any different than any other day--except for the radio music. Home alone all day and glad for it!

Here's wishing you all good health and happy non-theistic thoughts.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2014 at 12:59am

I'm gonna make cram-berry sawse in the morning, and put orange zest and juice in it...and 2 tsp cinnamon.  YUM!  Good on biscuits or toast.  Or chicken.  Or Yams.  ALL of that!

Now that I have REAL food to cook, I'm not hungry.  Yet.

Oh!  Pet fans, I bought some of that new stuff for my cats..."Beyond"....they really snarfed it down, but it's expensive.  $1.30 for a small 3 oz. can.  They will get it for an occasional treat, but not every day. 

But Pumpkin just came in and thanked me...my sweet little old man will be 16 on Jan. 1st.  Still acts like a juvenile; looks like one, too.  (He was a bit of a runt; his feral mother was much too young to have kittens when she got pregnant.  She went to live in Kanab, Utah, at the Best /Friends Sanctuary....no place else would accept her.) 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 25, 2014 at 12:05am

Sounds like a good feast, K.H.  I heartily approve of all your choices!  Enjoy the time with your loved ones.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 25, 2014 at 12:00am
I'm going to fix beans, cornbread, ham and fried potatoes for the holiday l don't believe in. Maybe a blueberry cobbler for my favorite gson in from az.
Sky8cats good fortune has me thinking of food. I'm happy for you cat. Late but happy.
Comment by Ian Mason on December 24, 2014 at 9:52pm

Great cartoons. Thanks.

Season's greetings and happy holidays one and all. Peace, love and Danish hygge to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsDieLwIaaw

Comment by k.h. ky on December 24, 2014 at 9:19pm
Good one Carl. Hope you are feeling well.
Comment by k.h. ky on December 24, 2014 at 9:18pm
Happy Holidays to all. And to all goodnight!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2014 at 8:24pm

Comment by Emma Lennon on December 24, 2014 at 3:57pm

If I met a Satyr, I'd want him to bring me to Camp Half-Blood ASAP! (I just made a reference to a book series called Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which although is meant for middle school students, and I'm in my 20's, I admit to really enjoying!)

 

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