Hang With Friends

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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Discussion Forum

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 Lary9 on December 8, 2011 at 1:24pm

I'd join you all with Christian bashing but sometimes I'm just not in the mood for it. It becomes tiresome after awhile. Don't get me wrong, anyone who feels the sting of umbrage frequently offered up by obnoxious Christian, is justified in mounting a good humanistic self-defense. I like this sentiment which features prominently in many of my own interactions with Christian Soldiers on the attack (so to speak):

"No Christian is exempted from being human by believing in God. Conversely, no non-believer is ever banished from the human family for not believing either."
---L. E. Alba
It works for me. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 12:58pm

"...all those tax-free churches that seem to be on nearly every street corner in every city all across America is not enough..."

That is one subject that really, really burns me up!  "Tax free."  WHY? What it comes down to is that all taxpayers are subsidizing religion, whether they want to or not.  They not only pay no income taxes, property taxes (sometimes no FICA or other payroll taxes), but they can go into any store, but the most expensive mdse, whip out their exemption ID, and pay no sales tax.  Nor do they have to file an annual Form 990 with the IRS as all other non-profit orgs. are required to do.

Churches are part of the privileged 1%, and have been for who knows how long.

Does anybody know why? I sure don't.


Comment by Pat on December 8, 2011 at 12:36pm

Holy pine cones, Batman!  Now they're praying to a tree!! Maybe they're waiting for it to catch fire, so it will talk back to them.  

Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 12:22pm

More disgusting displays of Pious Posturing in Public :

I guess praying in church isn't good enough anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on December 7, 2011 at 6:19pm

Love the squirrel picture Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 5, 2011 at 12:30pm

Just passing on a comment from VeganApess.


Its great to be apart of a wider network of amazing people.

Comment by Alice on December 3, 2011 at 6:51pm

I don't know about a group - but this book is interesting.... on autism  - Dr Natasha Campbell McBride - Gut and Psychology syndrome.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 3, 2011 at 3:47pm

Found this on the web:

Comment by Chris Dodds on December 3, 2011 at 3:29pm

I was just wondering, is there a group for Atheists who have Autism or some other developmental disorder?

Comment by sk8eycat on December 2, 2011 at 6:13pm

Ruth, Jesus IS "toast"!


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