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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 Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 2:12am

How well protected some Americans must feel, the president defending them from the European baddies that want to take advantage of the U.S. His speeches are astonishing.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 1, 2017 at 7:29am

Chris asked about my favorite Tuscany food. That's hard to answer. Does wine and cheese count?! I liked their meat dishes, and pizza. So many dishes had fancy names I can't remember.

And to answer the DNA profile query: I'm curious, but doubtful I'll ever do it. My genealogy is fairly complete--all European ancestry.

All my photos have been printed and are in albums. In fact, I just recently deleted most of my old computer images, saving the most recent. My kids (and eventually their's) will more easily peruse albums than go to my computer CDs (I'm guessing). Old school, I realize.

Comment by Chris on June 1, 2017 at 5:30am

I have a photo album containing tin-type photographs.  I'm gusssing they are from the mid- to early 1800's.

I don't know if they are photographs of my relatives, or not. There isn't isn't markings on them disguishingwho they are.

I understand that some people are submitting their DNA to 23 and me. I don't find a purpose in that.

Currious what others think about searching their DNA profile.

My thoughts are that culture is more important than DNA profiles.

Comment by Chris on June 1, 2017 at 5:11am

Bertold Brautigan

The A in your driveway must have been made by Aliens not atheists.



Comment by Ian Mason on June 1, 2017 at 3:44am

"Receipts" was standard English for the modern "recipe" in the 18th century, I think. It's certainly found in the novels of the period.

Comment by Chris on June 1, 2017 at 3:03am

If I may, I'll correct this.  In Charlotte NC recipies for community cook books were called  receipts because the recipies were handed down.  So the term may not be wide spread in the Southern U.S.

When I cook I make things that I have on hand - and wing it.

Baking is of course different and require measured  ingredients. I never learned how to bake.

I think it may have been called a receipts because prople were trading secret family baking recipies..

Someone from that region would know more about it than I.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 31, 2017 at 11:09am
Chris, I agree with that. Given the choice between reading something or watching it on video I read every time.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 31, 2017 at 10:42am

Chris, I didn't know recipes were called receipts! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 31, 2017 at 10:41am

Randy, thanks for the views of and from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, especially the one with you in it. You make a good perpendicular image beside the cock-eyed Tower. I understand the powers-that-be stabilized it so it wouldn't topple over. 

Comment by Chris on May 31, 2017 at 10:00am

I understand that 'Selfies' are popular. Photographs are different than pictures. Photographs mean more maybe because it takes more thought and care than everyday snapshots some kids take with abandon.


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