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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 5 hours ago. 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

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2017 at 1:57pm

Thanks for the good news Daniel.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2017 at 1:36pm

Ian, thanks for the description of the play, St. Joan, that you watched. I looked for a video and found a 1957 version that I will watch when I can. As you can imagine, I enjoy information of that Joan. 

With you love of music, shared by Carl and Loren, you should have some good guides here to help you plan your itinerary. "Chicago/Memphis/New Orleans" seem to me to be outstanding places for music lovers, and I am, sadly, uninformed about that topic. 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 31, 2017 at 1:12pm

So many places to go, to see, to experience. It's wonderful.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 31, 2017 at 12:37pm


I haven't been there but always wanted to go camping there. We're gonna try this Oct to go camping in Vt or ?... anyplace you suggest?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2017 at 12:08pm

Thomas, I can attest to that.  I had a road trip vacation that took us through western and upstate New York and into New England;  Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and then to Boston.  This was in early October back in the 90's.  That's a beautiful time of year to be there.  And up until then, I never realized how beautiful New York state is, especially the Finger Lakes region.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2017 at 11:56am

Patricia, I'm feeling well.  I just have my physical limitations.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 31, 2017 at 11:53am


I see that during the months of October and November New England is carpeted with gold.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2017 at 8:33am

Patricia, the extent of your fires and smoke is amazing.  Fires here pale in comparison.  For quite a ways around Pocatello, most of the material that can burn is sagebrush, and not a whole lot of that.

You have to drive a long ways to get into pine forest areas like you have.  I just found-out that the large amount of dead trees because of beetle infestation is one of the causes of your fires, as well as timber harvesters bad fire management policies creating very dense stands of pines.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 31, 2017 at 1:03am

That sounds like a possibility, Carl. Or perhaps a music-oriented tour with Chicago/Memphis/New Orleans. Only 16 months until I can take early retirement and travel as I like.

Comment by Plinius on August 30, 2017 at 11:51pm

Busy here this morning! Glad to see Patricia back! And I love the Appleman poem!


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