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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 The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2014 at 1:14pm

Hugs for everyone!!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2014 at 12:41pm

k.h.....write or e-mail the Freedom From Religion Foundation, giving the town, state, and dates when this has happened.  It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!  No two ways about it.

FFRF will sic their legal department on the school board, for starters, and if the board balks, they will start talking about lawsuits.  (And ask them to keep your granddaughter's name confidential...they WILL, and so will most courts, if it gets that far.)  They have had great success in keeping god swill out of the public schools, WHEN someone complains.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 20, 2014 at 12:18pm
There's a new principle at my gdaughters elementary school. Every time there's an assembly he always says 'we're blessed'.. This irks me no end. I've thought about making an appointment with him to discuss this. Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, anything?
Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2014 at 11:51am

How about a group hug for/from ALL of us....to celebrate the Solstice?????  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2014 at 9:19am

Chris, I love your idea of a group hug for Carl. 

As we approach the shortest day of the year, I offer a sight and sound of winter.

 

Comment by Plinius on December 20, 2014 at 9:13am

I recommend a group hug for Carl - according to scientias.nl hugs boost the defense against infections. And it works both ways!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 20, 2014 at 7:37am

Being a Beach Boys fan, I, too, am shocked that I've never heard the song before. I predate Carl, however, and grew up with The Hi-Lo's and The Four Freshmen--jazzier.

Great posters!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2014 at 1:31am

Joan, I would gladly accept a hug from you anytime and I would reciprocate in kind. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2014 at 1:25am

Carl/the Flying Atheist one, you are almost the age of my three children, but may I have a turn at giving you a hug? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2014 at 1:21am

Carl/the Flying Atheist one, thanks for the great songs by the Beach Boys

 

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