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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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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

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

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Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 3:51pm

So you'll be a grandpa instead of a grandma....hahaha!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2017 at 3:50pm

The latest scan shows - a boy. I've got a grandson on the way.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 3:40pm

Hahaha...sounds like a plan!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 4, 2017 at 3:32pm

Sentiment Building to Deport Nation’s Billionaires

Andy Borowitz - New Yorker

[A note to the irony-impaired: this is satire.]

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 2:38pm

How The Oil And Gas Industry Awakened Oklahoma’s Sleeping Fault Lin...

"On our map, you can see an estimation of the known faults that crack the surface of Oklahoma like an overbaked cheesecake. “Any part of the crust has a bunch of faults in it that are old faults. They were created in past geologic times. Oklahoma’s faults are tens or even hundreds of millions of years old, dating to times when the boundaries between tectonic plates were in very different places." “There’s a mountain range in southeastern Oklahoma, called the Ouachita, that was actually the remnants of an old collision zone,”  ~ Susan Hough, a seismologist with the United States Geological Survey

Plate-scale stress fields driving the tectonic evolution of the cen....

My goodness, this takes me back to my undergraduate days (1977) and my minor in geology. 

Many earthquakes were recorded before fracking, after fracking, the quakes are stronger and more frequent. Wherever there is a fault zone, regardless of how ancient the fault zone is, the cracks and crevasses hold oil and gas now being drilled and fracked.

 

Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 2:35pm
Something I read concerning prayers going out to the flood victims.

Prayers are like masturbation. It feels good to the one who's doing it but does nothing for the one ​you're thinking of.
Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 1:47pm

Yes, its ALWAYS about money!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2017 at 1:46pm

A river cruise can be a lovely thing, Daniel.

Patricia, the problem is that no-one thinks things through when there's a profit to be made and anyone who raises objections is regarded as negative.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 1:25pm

Arguments go on here all the time about who should pay for damages done by human caused damages. Landslides happen quite often after heavy rains in those areas, because things are done underground creating a lot of instability.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2017 at 7:55am

That is a sad looking bear.

 

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