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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 Patricia on March 27, 2018 at 1:17pm

Comment by Loren Miller on March 27, 2018 at 12:50pm

Same with me, Randall.  Probably some NING screw-up.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 27, 2018 at 12:17pm

Good one, Ian. I've scoffed at "thoughts and prayers" for years. Glad to see the the stupidity of it finally out in the open.

I've really been moved by what those young people have said and done. We can only hope not only will something be done about gun laws, but that thanks to their vote, gun rights politicians will be voted out.

And what's with the star right across our faces, Loren?! (At least I'm seeing it.)

Comment by Loren Miller on March 27, 2018 at 8:13am

Saw that one this morning, Ian.  I'm half-tempted to go to Stephen Pastis' website or a comics website that allows comments and watch the fur fly.

Ultimately, I hope that the Parkland shooting and the students' reaction to it marks the beginning of the end of "thoughts and prayers" as a credible response to any form of tragedy.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 27, 2018 at 7:28am

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Comment by Ian Mason on March 25, 2018 at 5:56am

Congratulations, Randall. I hope you had a good day.

Comment by Plinius on March 25, 2018 at 4:50am

Congratulations. Randall! I hope you'll get pleasant company to celebrate with you!

Comment by Patricia on March 25, 2018 at 1:27am

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2018 at 1:17am

Randy, Happy Birthday! I know it was yesterday, and I am sorry I am late. The sentiment is for you to have a very fine 75th year and that all your days overflow with excellent health, loving family and friends, and peace. 

Comment by Patricia on March 24, 2018 at 6:17pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/gun-control-rallies-canadian-cities-1...

More than a dozen Canadian cities hosted marches to call for stricter gun control laws in both Canada and the United States in the wake of a deadly high school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla.

In both Montreal and Toronto, several hundred people joined local events in support of the massive March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., which was organized by American students calling for change in the wake of the tragedy.

 

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