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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 February 28, 2018 at 9:34pm

Your daughter must be awfully uncomfortable!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 28, 2018 at 9:32pm

Fahrenheit 451?

Joan, you haven't missed anything. The arrival is overdue. If nothing has happened by tomorrow, the hospital is going to induce the birth.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 28, 2018 at 6:46pm

I have an interesting bit of news to share.  It would seem that HBO is coming out with a remake of an old classic.  As to the name of this remake: anyone here who DOESN'T remember what the flashpoint of paper is?

Comment by Patricia on February 28, 2018 at 4:43pm

This also has lifetime updates, & upgrades without costing a cent. It uses Firefox & Thunderbird email, which I find rather sticky at times but otherwise its a good o/s.

Comment by Patricia on February 28, 2018 at 4:42pm

I'm using Mint v. 18.1 GC, & its easy to learn & get around. I am no techie by any means & have figured out most everything I need just by searching the menus. Somethings require Windows, but I have found ways around that in some cases. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 28, 2018 at 4:18pm

Happy birthday and/or unbirthday, Chris! Lots of people are glad you're around.

Patricia, which flavor(s) of Linux do you recommend? I have no particular reason to stop using Win7 right now, but when it becomes untenable (too much software and gear not supported, or too insecure), I'd rather not go to a Microsoft ad machine. And I'm not afraid of Unix command lines. (I know, there's probably a better group somewhere to discuss people's many various well-supported opinions!)

Comment by Patricia on February 28, 2018 at 4:15pm

This is never going to end.....not in my lifetime anyway.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 28, 2018 at 4:11pm

Not a Poe: a Georgia teacher was arrested after firing shots inside a classroom.

"JUST IN: Voice of Dalton High football fired 1 shot through classro..." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Plenty of good, snarky commentary at Joe.My.God.: "GEORGIA: High School On Lockdown After Armed Teacher Fires Shots In Classroom, Teacher In Custody", including this gem:

If We're Going to Arm the Teachers, all I ask is that the librarians get silencers

Comment by Patricia on February 28, 2018 at 2:29pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2018 at 1:42am

Ian, I have been watching for news of your daughter's baby. Did I miss the birth? I hope all is well for all. 

 

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