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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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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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

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Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2012 at 10:38am

<Plenty of room...behind the sofa.  Hope you're not alergic to cat dander; Pumpkin is next to me, having his morning "bawth.">


Comment by Tony Carroll on June 4, 2012 at 1:08am

I understand. You never know when they might "Karma" get you for such a pun.

<uh, I think you better scoot over and give me some room>

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2012 at 12:54am

<why do you think I'm hiding?>

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 4, 2012 at 12:11am

Groaner, sk8eyecat, groaner. LOL :)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2012 at 12:03am

Steph: My sister made that LOL book cover (if you were refering to The Mists of Avalon)

That's the fanciest chameleon I've ever seen!  Maybe it's "Karma Chameleon"...

<runs and hides>

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 3, 2012 at 8:53pm

That made me really LOL Steph. Thanks. I needed that. What did he sleep on. Wonderful.

Comment by Steph S. on June 3, 2012 at 8:37pm

I love your LOL that you made sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing with us.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2012 at 4:22pm

I've run out of Stash House Blend (I ordered more Thursday...whee!), so I'm drinking their "Xmas Morning" blend right now, and thinking about pouring it in a tall glass...over ice.  It's that kinda day.

Oh.  They don't call it "Xmas," but I do. 

They have about 75 - 100 kinds of, green, white, tisanes (ick), and Oolong.  One lovely Oolong is called Royal Robe, but it costs 3 or 4 times as much as the same weight of the House Blend. Once in a while I splurge and buy 50 or 100 grams, but not often.

PS: Give my regards to Mr. Animal!  I love him!  AND Dr. Teeth.

My sister (Red Robin...her hair is the same color as Pumpkin's bright ORNJ fur) made this LOL...I loved MZB, and ALL her books.


Comment by Steph S. on June 3, 2012 at 2:53pm

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well.

I drink tea too! So I am enjoying the posts here on teas as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2012 at 11:31am

@Chris: I like Lapsang Souchong with spicy (hot!) food...Chinese or Mexican.  It soothes the "fire" without numbing the taste buds. At least I think it does.

@Shayne: LOL I like Irish Breakfast tea mostly for the flavor, and also when I need to wake up fast. I made the mistake of drinking a cup of "Super Irish Breakfast" (with Splenda) last month when I had an early morning MD appointment for routine blood tests, etc.  My blood sugar was normal, but my BP was 130/80, very high for me, and Dr. BadJokes freaked and insisted on prescribing another BP medication in addition to the two I already take.  I kept telling him about the high-caffiene tea, but he wouldn't listen. The effing pills gave me terrible headaches, so I quit taking them after a day or two. (I haven't told him that...yet.)

My next appointment is in two weeks; I think I'll try decaf (pleh!) tea in the morning and see what happens.



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