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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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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 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

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 2, 2016 at 7:21am

I know where you're coming from, Ruth. I try not to be cynical and misanthropic, but it isn't easy. Why don't you take a break from the news. Just ignore it all for a week or so. Have some chocolate.

Comment by k.h. ky on July 1, 2016 at 6:44pm
Ruth, I'm surprised it's taken you this long :/ I believe I was born a cynic. A skeptic for certain.

@Grinning Cat, thanks. I'll check that out.
Comment by Ian Mason on July 1, 2016 at 2:50pm

Golden Years: a 2-part TV special by Stephen King about a man who began to rejuvinate. Also a song by David Bowie.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 1, 2016 at 12:23pm

Loren, today I don't have it in me to watch a 47 long video about God causing cancer. Sorry.

The cumulative emotional impact of climate change-related disasters like the California and Florida toxic algae outbreaks, Wildfires in the West and in boreal forests all around the globe, Brexit, the dumpster-fire US political process,

attempts to reign in palm oil exploitation falling apart, etc.etc. Too many bad things are going on at once to fit in my head. The last few days hope has eroded enough on climate change that I'm starting, for the first time in my life, to be cynical, even sarcastic. My personality is eroding. You might have noticed a change in tone in recent posts.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 28, 2016 at 12:01am

Kathy - congrats and best wishes to the wedding couple.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 27, 2016 at 11:44pm

Kathy, congratulations to your grandson and his fiancé!!

(My parents also got married on July 4th; a wonderful day to declare their interdependence, and enjoy fireworks afterwards! :)

On posting pictures: you can type a smaller width for display; people can click on the picture to see it full size. There's an explanation of the whole process at "How To - Insert a Picture or Other Graphic".

Comment by Donald L. Engel on June 27, 2016 at 11:27pm

Ruth, my mask only goes over my nose.  I have two straps that go around my head just above my eye level, and two straps that go around my head just under my ears.  If you lay on your side, the straps between your head and the pillow seem to "drag" on the pillow, so you can move your head just a little to adjust the intake from the machine.  Move your head around just a little until you feel the most air going to your nose.  You'll be used to it in a day or two.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 27, 2016 at 11:20pm

All you have to do to post one of your pictures here is press the second icon above, after link. then use browse to navigate to the picture on your computer, Just make sure it's not too big. 450 pixels wide is pretty much the maximum width that'll fit.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 27, 2016 at 9:19pm
Thanks all. I'm so happy for them. Unfortunately his father is having a problem with the idea but I'm certain he will learn that we are all just people. He was really good when they came to tgiving dinner.

Carl, I'd love to post photos but I'm photo/computer illiterate :(
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 27, 2016 at 6:32pm

Bertold, my mask goes only over the nose. I couldn't use the nasal pillow type because too much cartilage had been surgically removed from my nose by an incompetent doctor.

Congrats on your grandson's marriage, k.h. ky!

 

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