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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 Plinius on March 3, 2015 at 1:08pm

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, Carl! That makes waiting a lot easier!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2015 at 1:03pm

Carl, so glad to hear you're experiencing some relief in the midst of your waiting game. Hang in!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 3, 2015 at 12:25pm

Randy, thanks for shout-out.  My dialysis treatments have caused me to feel SO much better.  I'm still going back and forth with the cardiology department regarding heart issues.  It appears my heart problems may be a bit more severe than originally thought. I'm waiting for see if more testing is warranted.  As I've been saying for weeks and weeks now, taking care of my heart issues is the last hurdle to jump before getting my kidney transplant.  Unfortunately this part of the process is dragging on and on. How naive I was thinking I was going to have my transplant this past December or January.  Oh well.  It will happen eventually.  I'm just glad I'm feeling better while waiting. 

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2015 at 9:08am

Thanks Randall, I do hope that's true. And I remain disgusted by ISIS. I took this pic in the British Museum. That one will be safe for some time.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 3, 2015 at 8:30am

Chris, if it will make you feel any better, I just saw on TV last night that most of the works destroyed by ISIS were replicas, made of plaster and rebars, etc. The real artifacts are in Bhagdad. Let's hope that's true.

Carl, glad to see you up and about--at least on the computer!

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 12:45pm

Thanks Carl!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 2, 2015 at 11:37am

Very good and chuckle-worthy, Carl. How are you?

Comfort reads: cartoons (Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, Asterix) Terry Pratchett, Spike Milligan.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 2, 2015 at 10:29am

Here, Chris.  This is for you.  I hope it can brighten your day.

Dumb Jokes That Are Funny

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 10:26am

And an hour ago my favourite neighbour dropped in with a stack of books. He's trying to get a little space in his bookcases, so he brought me the surplus he thought I'd like. Lovely, and a kind face was just what I needed! My bookcases are in danger of exploding....

Comment by Loren Miller on March 2, 2015 at 6:20am

[smile] I picked up Variable Star several years ago.  It reminded me of Heinlein's juveniles, though with some touches which set it apart from them.  I hear you in re: "comfort books," especially since I always enjoy rereading RAH.  His works are so content-full that there's always something to catch my interest.

 

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