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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.

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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

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2016 at 12:13am

Chris, thanks for the information about Terence Meaden. I have been looking for his new book. 

Comment by kathy: ky on December 14, 2016 at 11:25pm
The exploding palm tree I mean ; )
Comment by kathy: ky on December 14, 2016 at 11:24pm
Carl, you know you can't trust an army of air filled snowmen.

Bert, that should be posted on a porn site. Lol
Comment by Plinius on December 14, 2016 at 10:58am

I friended him on Facebook, where he posts about the Stromberg circle and his new book.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 13, 2016 at 10:14am

Joan, I agree that those santas and snowmen are ugly, and the money could be put to much better use.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 13, 2016 at 12:53am

Carl, those assembled ranks look quite threatening. Perhaps they're caged up for a reason. And yes, the e-mails seem to come in batches every second day.

Glad to see that you're making progress, Daniel. I'm one of those with two left hands and ten thumbs.

Funny posts, Bertold, even though I don't know much about Nietzsche

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2016 at 12:36am

Carl, this display is just about as ugly as one can imagine. Too bad the effort wasn't directed at some other activity, like contributing to the community dinners held for homeless folks, or reading to children in the child's cancer ward, or volunteering a few hours to Meal on Wheels, or countless other things that bring joy into the hearts and minds of depressed, hopeless people.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2016 at 10:55pm

Flying Atheist, that Christmas internment camp is cre-e-epy.

Thanks for the belly laugh, Bertold! The pustule that detached and went to college --- <eye roll>.

Comment by Gary S on December 12, 2016 at 9:21pm

I love those things you gave Berthold.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 12, 2016 at 8:58pm

Berthold, I have to say, you're two-for-two there!

 

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