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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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losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

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Comment by Carl Pastor on August 28, 2011 at 10:44pm
halleluja hienekin!!
Comment by annet on August 28, 2011 at 9:49pm

Regarding editing, for me in Chrome and Firefox, the text editing tools don't show unless I refresh the page, it works first time in IE.

 

Comment by Chris G on August 28, 2011 at 8:47pm
The link sk8ercat is redirected to a doctored link.
Below is a link to the original New Yorker article.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting
/2011/08/15/110815fa_fact_lizza

Copy and paste both lines to get to the link.

Ruth, why doesn't this site have editing enabled?
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 28, 2011 at 3:39pm

thing is, if they are neocons, and if neocons were ayn rander objectors, they were really atheists. so they are willing to lie about their fundamental principles to manipulate and gain power.

intrestingly, i and im sure most of us cud, have preached the true message of jesus while drunk in a bar as a joke, i swear, i had em sucking it up and ready to come to my church tpomorrow. mebe some of us shud go under cover. i imagine it wud be easy to be born again. heh heh heh heh . i'm sure i've let the cat out of the bag and now ill get a message from the ACIA ordering me to remove this post immediately

Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2011 at 6:37am

Oh, I forgot to say that there is absolutely nothing in the buybull that mandates xians to take over the world and "have it their way" till Jeebus "returns." (How can a fictional character "return"?)

 

And, of course they think they are "saved" and will all be going to "hebbin" together, but I think Revelation says somewhere the only ones who will be admitted will be 144,000 Jewish (Israeli) men who have converted to xianity, and have never "known" a woman.

 

Michele ain't goin' nowhere.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2011 at 6:26am
'America’s descent into tyranny [...] would probably be guided [...] by “a manipulative, authoritarian élite.”'
Been awake all night, dodging non-existent tornadoes. Too tired to tell. Is this meant to be satire?

********************

'Fraid not.  These American Taliban people have special blinders, and no sense of humor or irony detectors at all.

Richard Dawkins discusses them at length in The God Delusion, too.

I keep saying that the Dominionists/Reconstructionists are crazier and more dangerous than rabid batsh*t, but most people don't get it.

 

BTW I'm terribly short on sleep now, too.  No tornados, hurrrianes, quakes here...now.  Just triple-digit temperatures, and two days & nights without A/C.  It was repaired this morning, so I want to try to get some sleep.  And Mr. Jerry-kitteh-man wants to repossess "his" chair.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2011 at 5:11am

*sheesh!* Typo: "RECOMMENDED"  EX-CUUUUUSE moi! 

(It's 3AM, and Jerry-cat wants "his" chair back.)

Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2011 at 5:07am

There was a very long article about Michele Bachmann in last week's New Yorker that went into quite a bit of detail about Dominionist Theology.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/15/110815fa_fact_lizza?printable=true

 

I had to print the entire 18 pages because I can't stare at my monitor for long enough to read the whole thing without pain, but it was worth it.  Highly recimmended!

Comment by Chris G on August 28, 2011 at 4:35am
That would be so funny if it wasn't so scary Carl.
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 28, 2011 at 2:05am
i have dominionists make me want to return to the usa and do something
 

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