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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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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

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2017 at 5:28am

Cinco de Mayo!!! Libertad!!!

Comment by Chris on May 5, 2017 at 2:57am

What are you raising in your green house Joan?

Comment by Chris on May 4, 2017 at 7:08pm

I dislike hearing that President Trump wants to decrease funding for the arts, humanities and PBS.

Comment by Chris on May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

I read that Alexander Coulder has some great mobile artwork in Chicago.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 4, 2017 at 1:48pm

Denmark has had sleet, hail and frost up to the end of April but has survived.

Joan, I admire how much you love your life. Your memories of Cary must be sad and sweet together. I'm glad that his trees and plants are flourishing for you.

Great fountains, Carl. Yes, they are one of the bright things about this season.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 4, 2017 at 1:26pm

What I like about the Spring season is that all the fountains get turned on again.

Chicago's Fabulous Fountains from Julia Thiel on Vimeo.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 4, 2017 at 12:46pm

Joan, we had a overnight frost warning here two days ago, so Old Man Winter is not quite ready to begin his slumber for the season.

I'm glad you have fond memories of Cary, despite their melancholy nature.  Living, growing plants are a beautiful and appropriate way to honor and remember life.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2017 at 11:30am

Oh, not are you an idiot like me, but do you love jesus as much as I do?   I just couldn't resist making it a little closer to the truth.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2017 at 11:27am

I guess it is a religious person.  Perhaps saying two things.  One, you're following too close, and two, are you an idiot like me?

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2017 at 11:26am

Daniel, I'm not sure if that's a religious person or not, with that following Jesus this close sign.  What say you?

 

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