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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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punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2015 at 5:49am

Photoshopped! Good work spotting it, Carl!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 15, 2015 at 4:31am

Well spotted, Carl. I fell for it.

Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2015 at 1:53am

And they even call it FREEway! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 1:04am

In Chicago, the best way to get around town is on the train, what we call the "L".  Several lines ride down the center of the expressways.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 12:38am

Ian, after looking at that photo of the freeway in Los Angeles, I got a little suspicious of its authenticity and did a little internet sleuthing. 

My first discovery was that the photo was used in several stories that this was a large traffic jam in China and that it took three days to clear up as noted here: 3quarksdailylongest traffic jam ever.

Then I came upon the smoking gun.  An article with both the original photo and the Photoshopped version here:  Bricoleurbanism

The Freeway is the famous California Interstate 405.  In the article, move your mouse over the photo see the before and after.

Comment by Hex5 on August 14, 2015 at 9:11pm
God not got my bad
Comment by Hex5 on August 14, 2015 at 9:11pm
Lmao hahahaha. What do you do when your wife cheats on you with got like as a guy in that situation it would have to be the most confusing wtf of your life. Do you feel honored offened or what.
Comment by Pat on August 14, 2015 at 7:48pm

Kathy, the abstinence only is working out for her about as well as the virgin Mary. Oh, right. Every time her and Joseph had sex, and she yelled "Oh God," he always felt inadequate.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 14, 2015 at 7:01pm
Palin's oldest has "revealed" the name of her second (out of wedlock) baby daddy.
So, how's that abstinence only thing working out for her!
Comment by Loren Miller on August 14, 2015 at 3:19pm

YEEESH!  I'll stick with Cleveland traffic, thankuverymuch!!!

 

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