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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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 39 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 Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2015 at 2:24pm

It's a little known fact that, in addition to his many historical conquests, Alexander the Great invented a unique means of enabling his soldiers to know the time. It was a swatch of cloth worn around their wrists and soaked in certain chemicals that changed colors when sunlight hit it at different angles. It was known as . . . Alexanders rag time band.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 1:35pm

I'm terrible, I know.    

Go to your contacts (phonebook) list.

You should have a menu for "Manage Contacts"

View "Blocked contacts"

You should find my number there with the option to unblock it.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2015 at 1:19pm

If anyone wants to mess with conservative, Toilet Paper Tea Party minds....print this, and keep it handy:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/04/1127663/-Ten-True-Facts-Gu...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 1:17pm

Oh my goodness, Mindy and Carl. What a pair you two make. You make me laugh! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 1:11pm

Mindy, you can unblock that number.  That was me. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 12:38pm

Joan, that Ella Fitzgerald performance is fantastic,  And every single person in the band backing her up is a jazz legend in their own right.  I had the privilege of seeing Herb Ellis, the guitar player, perform in a small club, The Jazz Showcase here in Chicago, back in the late-80's.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 12:28pm

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2015 at 12:12pm

@ Sk8ey - Yes, skating used to have some class. Where's Tanya Harding when we need her???

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 12:10pm

Felaine, just type into your search engine whatever music you want to hear and it will pop up like magic. i.e. 

"1920s music". I opened this at random and found

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 12:04pm

Here is my contributions from the 1950s 

 

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