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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 Joan Denoo on August 5, 2017 at 1:58pm

Spud, Happy 76th birthday! I know your Dad served in WW II and you were born shortly before Pearl Harbor. Those first years must have been tumultuous for your parents. I hope your childhood was safe, secure and stable. Where did your father serve? Where did your mother live? Was she close to supportive family? Do you remember when your Dad came home?

These are questions that come from being a child and remembering Pearl Harbor day and what followed.

My Dad was gone for the duration of the war, not serving in the armed forces, but building ammunition dumps in Hermiston, Ore and air fields and support buildings in Fairbanks, Alaska. I remember very clearly when he came home. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 5, 2017 at 1:28pm
Happy birthday, Spud. All the very best to you!
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2017 at 12:42pm

Sounds like that just might be true Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 5, 2017 at 12:05pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2017 at 10:57am

:)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 5, 2017 at 10:56am

Happy b-day Spud! (When it comes to your gift, nothing is too good for you, but that's what I got you anyway.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2017 at 10:44am

I'm 76 today.  You may congratulate me, or perhaps condolences are more in order.

Paraphrasing a line in the movie "Ghostbusters", no gift is too large, no gift is too expensive.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 5, 2017 at 6:30am

I admire those of you who have the technical skills to tinker with computer and electronic equipment.  Or even to know if you're getting a good deal when purchasing used equipment.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2017 at 7:04pm

Grinning Cat, you must be one of those who can look at a machine and disassemble it and put it back together, mentally and physically. I seem to have no technical skills. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 4, 2017 at 5:22pm

My printer is a Dell color laser, a big ugly black box meant for small offices, bought cheaply on Craigslist from a company after double-sided printing stopped working and they bought a new printer. I got it home, thinking about ordering a new duplexer, but reseated the duplexer unit inside the printer, found the correct setting in the driver, and it's been printing many, many double-sided documents with zero problems ever since. And it prints beautiful photos as well as text, FAST, and the toner lasts almost forever! :)

 

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