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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 August 24, 2014 at 9:21am

Randy, your news of your family's crop being washed away or drowned is terrible. Farming families can't take that kind of hit, economically and I imagine it hits their spirits as well. 

Our storms have been bad this summer, but not nearly as bad as your area. Our forecasts for winter will be hard on native plants. We are not used to warm, wet winters. Normal is a long winter with cold weather throughout the entire season. The last couple of years we have warm spells that often causes plants to break dormancy, and then they freeze with the next cold snap. Last year was terrible for that. Lilacs and tulips don't like those growing conditions, nor do the fruit trees and shrubs. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2014 at 7:57am

But I would pass-up this offer of a hug:

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2014 at 7:56am

Love these cute huggers:

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2014 at 7:51am

Sorry about your kids farm Randy.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 24, 2014 at 7:32am

We received 5.5" of rain the other morning--on top of an inch the day before. My poor kids lost a major portion of their organic farm vegetables, either by drowning or completely washed away. Devastating.

I took my grandson to the annual "Summers End Festival" in my small town (Rossville) of 1700. Parade (mostly old tractors), car show and booths, and famous Lions Club ice cream. We had fun. And no rain. Fireworks lit up the sky as a closer to the day.

I enjoyed reading the comments from you all the past 24 hours. And I'm a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2014 at 3:41am

Ian, back in the 70's I had a tuxedo T-shirt.  Now THAT was classy!

Tuxedo T-shirt

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2014 at 3:32am

This year is moving along rather quickly.  I was in Walgreen's Saturday night and all the Halloween candy was out and on display already!

This really has been a marvelous summer weather-wise.  Much cooler and less humid than normal.  Perfect summer days.  Of course I think we deserved a nice summer after the extraordinarily cold and bitter winter we experienced.  Now I'm seeing news articles predicting the coming winter will be more of the same bitter cold.

Joan, I'm curious what your zucchini dinner consisted of.  Zucchini can be so adaptable for a wide variety of culinary uses.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2014 at 2:28am

Thanks Chris, this was the prettiest day I think I have ever spent. I was in the garden by 10 AM, delayed because of answering mail, and I staid out there until 6: 30 PM. Came in and made a wonderful zucchini dinner. Just a beautiful 77 degrees with another cool day tomorrow. 

Comment by Plinius on August 24, 2014 at 2:03am

I'll join you!  >^.^<  Have a lovely day, all of you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2014 at 1:46am

The hugs feel so good!

 

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