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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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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Gwaithmir on September 6, 2017 at 7:32am

What's going on over in the chat room? I used to come in here on a nightly basis a couple of years ago and there were always three to six people chatting. Nowadays, the chat room is pretty much deserted all the time. Have people lost interest or is there a better atheist website to go to now?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2017 at 6:58am

Luck Randy.

I'm too chicken to go to most countries.  Mostly fear of doing something that will land me in jail.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 6, 2017 at 6:51am

Well, it never really struck me as a destination I wanted to visit in my lifetime, but after reading Road Scholar's trip catalog description of "The Best of China", I called them about an opening for this coming Fall trip. Surprisingly, there was one. So guess what I did? Yep, I took the plunge and signed up to go!

I'm having a little "buyer's remorse", thinking about the impulsiveness of my action and all the anxiety associated with traveling to someplace "exotic". But, what the heck. You only live once, right? I leave 6 weeks from today (Oct 18).

The itinerary includes all over China, from Beijing to Lhasa to Shanghai and points in between--three weeks total. Once I'm there, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. In the meantime, I have to get a visa, book flights, read up, etc. Wish me luck!

Comment by Plinius on September 5, 2017 at 11:37pm

I love that one Daniel!

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 3:05pm

Pretty damn obvious the gawd/jeezuzz/praying thing ain't workin'!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 2:42pm

We keep the windows/doors closed & run the a/c. I only go out when I must during the bad days, wear a mask, & keep the trip as short as possible.

The large Elephant Hill fire is still going strong with more evacs, but that is south of us. Many schools did not start today.

We don't hear much about our local fires now, but we still have plenty of aircraft going over all the time so they're not done.

Chemo left me with some breathing issues, so I have to avoid what I can.

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 1:35pm

Yes, the smoke is terrible & absolutely everywhere.

When its bad here, masks are in order, because its so smelly & burns uncomfortably, not to mention what it is doing to the breathing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 5, 2017 at 11:34am

When I stepped outside in the dark this morning, my attention was attracted to the full moon being colored orange.  I figured it was because of smoke from the fires around here.

It was confirmed when I went out after sunrise and saw the smoke obscuring the hills.  Not much.  I can't even smell it.  It's nothing compared to Canada and other places, but it's what's happening here.  I took a picture of the moon, but didn't get it.  Took a pix of the hills being obscured with smoke and here it is:

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 5, 2017 at 6:02am

Kathy, I like the prayer & masturbation comparison.  

I also like your daughter story.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 11:32pm
Ian, a friend told me if she had known gkids were this much fun she would have had them first :)

You are in for the best times of your life.
 

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