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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on July 4, 2013 at 3:55am

A comment on climate change:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 4, 2013 at 1:55am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 3, 2013 at 11:17pm

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 11:40pm

Great squirrel, Ruth. A European red squirrel, I think.

Another grey day in Denmark. The news says that this year's strawberry crop is severly affected. Makes me wonder how many non-commercial species are also damaged.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2013 at 9:52pm

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Christmas-Quotes-1.jpg

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2013 at 6:16pm

FA and Ruth, thanks for the hugs!

Patricia, I hope Isabel turns out to be all right. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 2, 2013 at 6:02pm

Ruth, your squirrel reminded me of this....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 2, 2013 at 3:09pm

Joan, thanks for sharing your squirrel comedy. I always enjoyed squirrels too. It sounds great to have a home surrounded by trees. We consider ourselves lucky to have trees visible from the back of our house. It was one of the reasons we chose this house over many others. Observing trees is supposed to be good for your mental and physical health.

Wow, I’m glad you only had a little thin spot after falling down the stairs, Mindy. The story of your toddler daughter’s reaction was precious. Perfect black cat quote!

Yes, sk8eycat, computers somehow seem to always pick the most eloquent entries to lose. Sorry I was out of touch for a bit and missed timely reading about your bathroom accident. Good thing your sister was there. We’ve had our glass shower doors just fall out of the frame on us, but they didn’t break. Funny about the dark red towel irony. I’m just glad you’re OK now. Hugs back to you. I’m afraid the much too early triple digitsf will gradually become the usual weather in southern CA. The blocking patterns from deep waves in the jet stream, because the Arctic is too warm, appear to be recurring in similar places. We’re tired of daily rain and low 90’s here in eastern PA. We’ve had saturated humidity for a couple of weeks it seems. Every day when I walk out of the door it’s like Jamaica without a beach. I can see how fireworks could become problematic when it’s too dry and hot.

Happy belated anniversary, Patricia.

Great group hug, Flying Atheist. Thanks! Here's my hug for all of you, Friends.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I remember moving to another country and it was somewhat chaotic for a while. Still a good idea to keep enquiring though. I hope your friend is all right.

Cats: very relaxed animals but you never know what they're plotting. Afraid my French isn't up to reading all of NB's quote. Man isn't a perfect animal? Something like that.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2013 at 9:10am
Chris, nice to receive your message and participation in the group hug! It does feel good. Your last day of the course, with tokens of appreciation from your students, life just doesn't get any better.
 

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