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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever yesterday. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on March 4, 2015 at 4:47am

I hope that cat ate all the nutjobs! Kathy, I hope the winterstorm will be mild.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 10:45pm

Kathy, I am sorry to learn of your approaching storm. I lived through an ice storm several years ago and it was not fun. I hope you have candles, batteries, blankets in place. Do you have a fireplace? 

I have a fireplace, but it is not safe to use. This house is over 100 years old and moves with seasons and sings as she dances. I should have had a liner put in, but decided to block the chimney so we can't use it. 

Comment by k.h. ky on March 3, 2015 at 10:26pm
Carl l thought you were optimistic on having the surgery so fast but chalked it up to better/more drs and hospitals in your area. Glad you're feeling better during the waiting period.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 3, 2015 at 10:23pm
I thought the graphic was real. Missed the cat completely. But we're under a wintersstorm warning. And it's going to be bad. National news announced ky is going to be hit harder than the rest. Freezing rain followed by a lot of snow and below zero temps. :(
I hope it isn't another ice storm. The snow from two weeks ago just finished melting today!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 10:17pm

Oh good! Carl. I can do that! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 3, 2015 at 10:14pm
Joan, I cannot take credit for that graphic. I only copied and pasted. That I can do extremely well. :)
Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2015 at 9:26pm

A punfull groan from here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 8:53pm

Carl, you are clever with your graphics. I feel the need to dig into the manual and learn a few things. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2015 at 7:14pm

Better take it to the vet.

Comment by Pat on March 3, 2015 at 6:21pm

It took me a while to get it Carl. A cat eating North America!!!

 

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