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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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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

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:46am

Ian, I think the North England flooding is related  to climate change related Gulf Stream slowdown.

More Signs of Gulf Stream Slowdown as Floods Devastate Cumbria, Eng...

Back in 2009 heavy rains fell over the Northern UK ... New commitments were made to shift the country away from carbon emissions. But in just six short years many of those commitments have lagged. Funding for flood defenses was cut by conservatives in the UK parliament...

The usual litany of climate change denial spewed out of the regular conservative mouthpieces in the politics and the media. It was the height of hubris and mismanagement. And again we have a ‘never before seen’ rainstorm roaring up out of a greatly troubled North Atlantic.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:38am

Our thermometers said 67°F inside and out, so we opened the windows. Never expected that in mid December. Tomorrow it's supposed to go up to 70°F here.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:15am

The Guardian has some holiday cards for the real world.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 11, 2015 at 6:20pm

Happy Friday everyone. Found my holiday greeting cards:

Comment by Loren Miller on December 11, 2015 at 3:19pm

Interesting news bulletin, gang: guess who's a skeptic?  Captain Picard's favorite nemesis, Q, a.k.a. John de Lancie!

"I Always Was Skeptical": An Interview with Star Trek's John de Lancie

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2015 at 12:31pm

Hello friends. I'm back from England and have had a very nice time. Saw the closest members of the family plus a few others. My brother took a couple of days off work so we had a really good chance for a chat, turning over old times and putting the modern world to rights.

I've also had you in mind. I even talk about you these days. That's friendship.

Carl, I hope things improve for you soon. Chris, I hope you get through your issues and come out bright and smiling.

Danish weather is rather mild for the time of year although there have been severe winds. The north of England has suffered badly from rain and floods with new barriers proving inadequate. They were simply not high enough when the rivers rose. Perhaps we should start shooting an "expert" or two now and again to keep the others on their toes.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 11, 2015 at 7:58am

Daniel needs to join this group! I'm surprised he is not a participant.

Speaking of bad weather in the Pacific NW: I've been reading through my late mother's diaries which dates back to 1930. She often commented on the weather. It appears "century storms", record heat waves, etc. happened all the time--right here in Indiana. They've always occured. It's just that modern media covers weather events more extensively. Plus, weather is often a popular subject. That's not to say I'm de-emphasizing "climate change" (global warming, etc.).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 11, 2015 at 12:03am
Just thinking about you Chris. I wish you well. Thanks for the reply. Take care. :)
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2015 at 12:02am

Thanks, Carl, for the reminder that Daniel does not post on this site. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 10, 2015 at 11:50pm

Daniel, I just watched 2 videos

36 homes damaged by tornado in Battle Ground, Wash.

There are two videos on this site. It looks dreadful! 

 

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