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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 kathy: ky on March 6, 2016 at 12:57am
Chris, doesn't it give you hope for spring and summer? We're having warmer temps than usual. Temperature is predicted about seventy tomorrow. We should be around the mid-upper fifties.
Comment by Plinius on March 6, 2016 at 12:35am

I saw big magnolia buds already.

Comment by kathy: ky on March 5, 2016 at 11:50pm
My star magnolias have bloomed. Spring is almost here.
Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2016 at 11:50pm

Thanks, Ruth! I had lost a lot of links and other stuff but my computer help was able to salvage part of it. I'm getting used to the new pc and I'm starting to do the load of administration I wanted to do when the old pc crashed.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 3, 2016 at 5:03pm

Nullschool is what you want, I think, Plinius.

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2016 at 1:50pm

I love that superbloom, Carl!

Struggling with my new pc, and I found I lost the link for that beautiful interactive wind and water map - can anyone help?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 29, 2016 at 10:12am

Chill out for a few minutes and enjoy the "super bloom" in Death Valley, California this year.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 27, 2016 at 7:54pm

Ruth, you are so correct.  Just think about all the people (teachers, family, friends, authors, people around the globe - past and present, etc.) who have shaped our thinking and actions.  Not only those who we admire but those who we despise as well.  They all influence who we do and do not want to emulate. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2016 at 7:45pm
I've always thought that a person really dies, when the last person who remembers you dies.

Many would agree with that Donald.

I see our lives as more complex and fractal, in that every act we do when alive has many impacts that ripple throughout the world. We each leave an imprint, making the universe as we know it different than it would have been without us.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on February 27, 2016 at 12:24am

I've always thought that a person really dies, when the last person who remembers you dies.

 

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