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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 20 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 sk8eycat on June 19, 2012 at 9:53pm

Note to all my friends: If I seem to be more absent than usual lately it's because I'm doing my bit for The Pet Press this week.  I'm not a touch typist, so I have to work slowly to make sure I get addresses and phone numbers absolutely correct for all these rescue orgs that want their fundraisers and adoption events publicized.  I think it's the least I can do for all the hardworking people who find forever homes for all the dogs, cats, and other pets that have been dumped in shelters ... that don't have room for them.

Got it?  Good!

KTHXBAI

Comment by Paula T. on June 19, 2012 at 9:26pm
The university library I work in owns "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents"! I checked WorldCat and one of the Harper Collins editions is in over 1400 libraries worldwide...one can send you a copy to read, Patricia :)
Comment by Paula T. on June 19, 2012 at 9:12pm
Patricia, you can always request the book through your library's interlibrary loan service. It might take a couple of weeks to arrive, but it is a free service.

And, Ian...woot! I love young adult novels. That book is now on my "to-read" list! I enjoyed "Poppy" (Tales of Dimwood Forest, #1) by Avi. A quick read at 179 pages and Poppy is a mouse...
Comment by Ian Mason on June 19, 2012 at 4:11pm

Good one, Patricia. Have you read "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents"?

Comment by Ian Mason on June 19, 2012 at 7:26am

Nice one, Steph :-)

Comment by Steph S. on June 19, 2012 at 6:13am

Comment by Lillie on June 18, 2012 at 11:04am

sky8eycat, don't send in the wolves, "They're already here."

Comment by sk8eycat on June 17, 2012 at 6:10pm

A thought for this election year:

 

Comment by Paula T. on June 16, 2012 at 9:01pm
Let me wish all the dads here a Happy Father's Day, as well!

I'm happy to say that my son will be celebrating his second Father's Day. My granddaughter will celebrate her first birthday tomorrow and is being raised without religion! Woot!! :)
Comment by Joe Meyer on June 16, 2012 at 3:08pm

Thank You for the Happy Father's Day Wishes.

 

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