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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 The Flying Atheist on March 18, 2013 at 9:28am

Chris, your 'teenage' comment made me laugh out loud.  :) 

Melinda, I love the picture.  The swearing is appropriate.  I think we've all been at that point at one time or another.  Enjoy the snow.  I was a bit disappointed when I looked out the window this morning as well.  :(

Comment by Ian Mason on March 18, 2013 at 4:31am

Don't wory, Lillie. I respect the power of nature too much to do anything daft.

Welcome back, Steph. You weren't at Tommy's Holiday Camp, were you?

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2013 at 3:43am

How many teenagers get away with such a story?

Comment by sk8eycat on March 18, 2013 at 2:37am

I'm not sure that (according to the myth) Mary's family had even made a deal with Joseph at the time the Holey Spook knocked her up.  She did give permission....after the fact.  If she really was 14 or 15, it would have been statutory rape under our laws.

After Joseph found out she was preggers, he didn't want to marry her, so YHWH sent one of his stooges messengers to tell Joseph it was all right, and I guess they got married before the silly trip to Bethlehem...something else that makes NO sense at all.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 18, 2013 at 12:22am

Napoleon!  I love that!  Thank you!

Comment by Steph S. on March 17, 2013 at 9:19pm

I'm back. And I am very far behind here.

I had lots of fun at the Pinball Festival.

I will be catching up on the site.

Comment by Chris Dodds on March 17, 2013 at 9:05pm

My mom and brother and watching "The Bible" on the "History" channel and tonight they were doing the story of Jesus.  When my mom mentions the scene where the angel tells Mary she's pregnant, that got me thinking; God got Mary pregnant against her will, doesn't that count as rape?

Comment by sk8eycat on March 17, 2013 at 8:57pm

Glad you all enjoyed the garden.  So did I-for hours...tee-hee!

About the new Poop; I wish he'd chosen a diferent name...like Clyde, or something else boring.  NOT the masculine version of my first name!  (Where do y'all think I got the "F" in "Felaine," anyway?)  Grrrrrrrrrrrr, hisssssss, snarllllll!

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Comment by Lillie on March 17, 2013 at 8:43pm

Stay safe, Ian.

Comment by Lillie on March 17, 2013 at 8:39pm

My kind of flower garden.

 

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