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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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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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

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Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 11:20am

sk8eycat and booklover - those are great. I took them for my collection of images.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2013 at 10:38am

Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2013 at 10:38am

Patricia, I was making a feeble attempt at a pun. "Moondoggie" was a character in a 1950s surfer movie, and the dog in the photo was "mooning" the camera.

Ugh.

Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2013 at 1:10am

Thanks, Joan, for your wonderful attitude even when you tell bad news - you make me so glad!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 12:07am

Patricia, I am so glad you found yours early! That makes all the difference in the world. My doctor and I had a discussion of what would have been the outcome for my mother's generation and my grandmothers'. He said it would not have been detected until a lump had formed and it would be much more difficult to conquer. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 12:03am

Steph, the procedure used to hurt like the devil. Cruelty and torture. Now, with new technology, it is virtually painless. Not even uncomfortable. The biopsy was painless too; it hurt less than my diabetes pricks that I do routinely on my fingers. 

You go girl! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 12:00am
Ruth, we started out as a group of women who shared a common feeling the church abandoned us and we felt a need for ritual and spirituality. Starting with two of us, it quickly grew to a dozen. Since we meet in our homes, a dozen was just too big, so we split, and we grew, and split again, and repeated and repeated until we had little groups of six all over the city. The group I am in was much more interested in economics and politics than ritual, so we became an activist group and eventually became some form of atheists.
Comment by Steph S. on March 18, 2013 at 11:56pm

Yes Patricia I plan on calling and making an appointment soon. I really need to get a check up.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2013 at 11:31pm

Your Wise Women group sounds great, Joan. I'm not familiar with this. It sounds Pagan.

Comment by Steph S. on March 18, 2013 at 10:30pm

 

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