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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on August 29, 2017 at 1:40pm

Ian, I am happy that you had positive experiences while you were in the US. Now, back to normal; laundry and household chores! Well, you have some memories to fill your time while you go about your daily tasks.

 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 29, 2017 at 1:06pm

Even better, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption is a genuine site!  Not much of a site, granted, but there it is!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 29, 2017 at 1:03pm

Bertold ... in a word ... HOOBOY!  Once again, John Oliver knocks it outta the park!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 29, 2017 at 12:55pm

Back in my usual surroundings after a really good holiday. The people of the US don't match the Hollywood stereotype. They're much friendlier and more polite. There were lots of memorable experiences, large and small, that recharged my batteries. Now I just have to face a pile of laundry - tomorrow.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 29, 2017 at 12:53pm

I will share your sentiments with Patricia; I liked her posts as well. There was some conflict that I forget; I will let her know you miss her and welcome her to come back. 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 29, 2017 at 12:50pm

My favourite pineapple dish: pineapple chunks with juice, muesli and buttermilk, just mixed up in a bowl. I like it on pizza too, so thanks for the recipie, Joan. Heretical, I know but I am.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 29, 2017 at 12:05pm

John Oliver's excellent takedown of televangelists.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2017 at 12:00pm

I only found I liked peanut butter with pineapple 2 days ago.  

I like peanut butter on bread with something sweet slathered on as well.  Two days ago, I wanted to eat some peanut butter, but had no sweet stuff to go with it.  I did have some crushed canned pineapple, so I tried that.  Tasted good.

 Had no bread either, but will probably taste good with bread also.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 29, 2017 at 11:44am

Peanut butter with pineapple?

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2017 at 9:20am

I enjoyed Patricia's comments also.

 

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