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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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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 Joan Denoo on May 7, 2015 at 10:38am

A Global Milestone: CO2 Passes 400 PPM

"For the first time since record keeping began, carbon dioxide levels have surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) globally, according to newly published data for March. CO2 emissions are the main driver of climate change and have risen more than 120 ppm since pre-industrial times. The planet has warmed 1.6°F over that period as well."

For the first time since record keeping began, carbon dioxide levels have surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) globally, according to newly published data for March. CO2 emissions are the main driver of climate change and have risen more than 120 ppm since pre-industrial times. The planet has warmed 1.6°F over that period as well.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2015 at 11:40pm

(Grumpy Cat) I only LOOK grumpy... It works to keep those pesky humans away.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 5, 2015 at 11:48am

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Comment by Randall Smith on May 5, 2015 at 7:52am

Actually, my mouth isn't all that great. I, too, have several crowns. And I had many cavities growing up, thanks to baseball card bubblegum. My sisters and I had braces. So did all 4 of my own children. Somehow, everything has stablized. An electric toothbrush made a big difference. Plus, less sweets. My water is from a well--no fluoride. (I recently read where the govt. is asking cities to stop adding fluoride to their drinking water.) By the way, I had no cavities this time.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 5, 2015 at 3:55am

Never get too old to have fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 1:02pm

Glad to hear that Chris.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2015 at 10:36am

Drinking vinegar! Then you've got a strong stomach too!

There's one thing that calms migraines down; menopause. So I'm better off now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 10:29am

I never thought of vomiting being destructive to teeth, but that strong acid sure would be.  Wish you could get rid of migraines and vomiting Chris.

When I was young, I liked eating lemons and playing see who could drink the most vinegar with my brother.  Good thing I had strong teeth.  Now, whenever I eat or drink anything acidic, I immediately rinse with water.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2015 at 10:18am

Some teeth you both have! Congrats! I found out that vomiting is destructive to teeth - migraine attacks come with vomiting - so I had a lot of teeth capped and my dentist is rich.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 8:12am

Only one tooth lost.  That's great Randy.  How do you take care of them?  

Have you had fluoride in your drinking water most of your life?

Do good teeth run in your family?

I had fluoride in my drinking water until I was about 14, and that helped me keep most of my teeth for 73 years so far.  I didn't take care of them until I was about 50.  If I had, I'd not have receding gums and 3 gold crowns.  I take very good care of them now, and the receding gums have stabilized.

 

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