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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Saturday. 5 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 23, 2015 at 4:39pm

I hope you're all having a great day!

If not, here's a little feel-good music to cheer you up.

Comment by Pat on June 23, 2015 at 1:50pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 23, 2015 at 1:18pm

Ha!  I hadn't heard about Dan Savage's little challenge to Ben Carson, Grinning Cat.  Brilliant!  

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 23, 2015 at 11:40am
Homosexuality is a choice.  At least that's what the right-wing response would be...

Carl, I remember how Dan Savage responded to that myth: he challenged Ben Carson to turn gay, to show that that's possible, and "suck my dick."

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 23, 2015 at 11:16am

LOL, Joan. Fantastic video. Especially, “On religious grounds we still fight and kill and maim / but we are good and innocent and not the ones to blame.”

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2015 at 12:00am

Hi! Deidre, welcome back. How are you doing? Hope you are having fun. 

Deidre

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2015 at 10:15pm

Oh dear, playing the blame game when there are still so many unknowns. I guess this is where Fags of the Gaps" come into play. If we don't know why our world is so fucked up, it must be because of fags. 

God of the Gaps when we don't know. 

Fags of the Gaps when we don't know. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2015 at 10:08pm

I wasn't able to see a video of bögarnas fel so downloaded another copy. In case others couldn’t see the original video, I posted this one. 

bögarnas fel 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2015 at 9:58pm

Homosexuals are to blame! (bögarnas fel - english translation)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 22, 2015 at 9:55pm

You can't blame straight couples.  Straight people don't make gay babies.  Homosexuality is a choice.  At least that's what the right-wing response would be to that notion.  "The gay" is caused by the influence of demonic forces, or by not having enough Jesus in your life, or by the relentless recruitment tactics of other homos who are fulfilling the tenets of their Big Gay Master Plan for World Domination. 

 

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