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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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 16 hours ago. 37 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

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

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 Paula T. on June 7, 2012 at 10:57pm

Here's a picture of Alan Rickman...not bad looking, huh?  :)

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Comment by Paula T. on June 7, 2012 at 9:24pm

Thanks, Ian!!  Those are awesome!! 

This one fits my 10 month old Rottie puppy to a T...

 

advice animals memes - Baffled Boxer: But it's All So Tasty

 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 7, 2012 at 7:46pm

Ian,

can you change the caption on this to say, "YOU VOTED FOR HIM WITHOUT SNIFFING HIS ASS FIRST?" 

(I'd  like to dedicate it to the people of Wisconsin...)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 7, 2012 at 7:41pm

@Chris: I don't recall who said it first, but..."In ancient Egypt, cats were once worshipped as gods.  Cats have never forgotten this."

It is absolutely true that even in Cleopatra's time, harming a cat, even accidentally, was a capital offense. 

(I think abandoning any pet should still be a capital crime...and the same thing goes for abusing children in any way.  Pedohiles are never "cured.")

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 7, 2012 at 6:44pm

ROFL Ian Mason, your loldog tops them all!

Comment by Joe Meyer on June 7, 2012 at 2:58pm

Congratulations Patricia.

Comment by Plinius on June 7, 2012 at 1:24am

LOL Ian! So should I conclude that dog atheists want to be god and that cat atheists are still religious? (Dido and Luna smiling on top of a bookcase: She begins to understand - at last...)

Comment by Steph S. on June 7, 2012 at 1:18am
Ian those are great! Really funny!
Thanks for posting those!
Comment by Ian Mason on June 7, 2012 at 1:02am

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