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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 Joan Denoo on January 8, 2015 at 12:03am

Sadly Mindy, your photo didn't come through. Spud will you please send her photo to me? 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 7, 2015 at 9:44pm

Wilson Mobley & Me - Los Globos nightclub in Mexico City - !961

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2015 at 9:17pm

Randy, I enjoy your posts. You report the usual things of life that give heart to your pieces and you contribute insights that help to clarify issues or enrich ideas. Please don't stop or attempt to do less. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 7, 2015 at 8:50pm

Thanks, Joan. Recalling that era in my life, I was probably thinking about where I was going to get my next sixpack of Colt 45.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2015 at 8:41pm

Bertold, a very nice looking young man in your photo, I wonder what your dreams were at that stage of your life? 

Spud, the same impression I have of your young photo, nice looking, and ready to take on the world! 

A completed education, the world just waiting for you to come along and make your mark, and it was your oyster. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 7, 2015 at 2:29pm

Terrible news.

Comment by Plinius on January 7, 2015 at 2:17pm

I knew that running away wouldn't help - my runaway niece was brought to her parents by the police - so I plodded on until I could leave. But I don't think you're a coward; you need to be a hero to struggle on without help!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2015 at 11:22am

Very beautiful Mindy.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2015 at 10:35am

After a week or two of cold weather (as low as -7 F/ -22 C), I'm now having warmer weather than normal (just below freezing at night and 40 F in the day).

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2015 at 10:32am

Bertold, I'm saving that saying.  Managing stupidity would be nice, but I don't expect to see it in my lifetime, even if I live to be 200.

 

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