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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 April 4, 2013 at 9:34pm

Comment by Loren Miller on April 4, 2013 at 2:30pm

The Tracie Harris quote is a keeper ... disturbing, but a keeper.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:25pm

The bin for Fluffies is funny Melinda.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:24pm

Disgusting beliefs they are Joan.  Well put.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 1:14pm

Thank you, Patricia, for this poster. I am reposting. I would add: 

You either have a god who: 

 sends child rapists to rape children, or 

 simply watches it and says "When you're done I'm going to punish you, or 

 simply watches and says "When you are done, and when you confess Jesus as your lord, you are forgiven."

That forgiveness holds even if you rape, abuse, insult others and even murder your whole life, and before taking your last breath, you confess Jesus, you are forgiven?  

What about the person who is decent, honest, reliable, caring, compassionate, and loving, who does not confess Jesus, is he or she destined for burning in eternal damnation? 

Are these beliefs disgusting to you as well?

Hopefully we have a judicial system that meters out justice to the callous individual.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 4, 2013 at 6:00am

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:56am
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:32am

I wonder, box stores may sell cheaper, but I surely like my local baker who turns out pie crust as good as grandma's; the butcher who has only antibiotic-free beef from a local farmer who has immaculate operations that I am welcome to visit; eggs from a woman who raises egg money to augment her retirement; fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets in the neighborhood during summer and autumn. I drove only 300 miles in the last 6 months; I read articles from the internet and watch videos available at no cost. All in all, I live a pretty simple life style and love it. I suppose it wouldn't do for an energetic person, but I am happy and have everything I need and want.

I wonder if huge corporations will be affected by these new sources for food?    

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 3, 2013 at 11:19pm

ROFL Grinning Cat, that’s one heluva cable commercial!

Have a great day.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2013 at 8:32pm

TFA: Whoops!  Pardonnez moi!  Srsly.

IAN- "when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

 

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