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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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punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2016 at 3:55pm

Chris, about pronunciation, I ran across this site; you probably know it already. But what the heck, maybe you don't, so here it is. 

How to teach reading with phonics - 9/12 - Long I Sound - Learn Eng...

Comment by k.h. ky on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm
Thanks everyone. I was seriously concerned. With the new policy of having to go in to receive test results I'll be in that damned office all the time.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm

I'm doing fine, Randy. Thanks.  I feel good.  I just get a bit lethargic and tired.  I attribute that to my medications.  I spent the Labor Day holiday at my parent's house for grilled brats, potato salad, corn on the cob, and sauerkraut to put on the brats which were on pretzel rolls.  Also a nice side of very flavorful cherry tomatoes from their garden.  Oh, and chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cookies for dessert.  So yes, I'm doing fine health-wise and other-wise.

Comment by Plinius on September 7, 2016 at 12:26pm

I think Randall mentioned A Hundred Year Walk, about the Armenian genocide. Thanks for putting me on the track of it, I wouldn't have missed the story!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 7, 2016 at 10:30am

And how are YOU doing, Carl?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2016 at 6:29pm

Kathy, I'm so glad to hear the good news that there's no bad news!  I hope your new medication changes work well for you. 

Yeah, I love the parking spaces at the church also.  A good zinger! 

Comment by Loren Miller on September 6, 2016 at 5:15pm

Solid BURN, Qiana!!!  Excellent!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2016 at 3:00pm

Good one Qiana.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2016 at 3:00pm

Glad to hear your good news Kathy.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on September 6, 2016 at 2:46pm

 

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