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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 Loren Miller on September 6, 2016 at 5:15pm

Solid BURN, Qiana!!!  Excellent!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2016 at 3:00pm

Good one Qiana.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2016 at 3:00pm

Glad to hear your good news Kathy.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 6, 2016 at 1:34pm

I'm glad that's all it was, Kathy.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 6, 2016 at 12:55pm
Joan, just got back. They didn't find anything. Changed some meds around and added another.

I was expecting the worse but new policy is you must go to the office to get results of labs and test. Just another way of charging more money.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2016 at 12:00pm

Kathy, have you heard the report from your doctor, yet? I'm thinking of you. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 5, 2016 at 1:00pm

Daniel - so sorry that you're at this stage with your beloved companion. We lost a dog last fall, and we felt very fortunate that she checked out at home in bed. Even though it's an inevitable part of the whole deal, it's always one of the worst things in the world to go through. After a while the memories start to bring a smile again.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 5, 2016 at 12:42pm
On a brighter note my gson and his husband came and spent the evening and night Fri. They fly between az and ky because of their work. So we don't get to see his husband much. He's a lovely young man and they seem well suited to each other. My gson asked if they could spend the night here because it would have made his family uncomfortable had they spent the night with any of them. But they were meeting up with friends in this area the following morning for a day trip.By staying here they knocked an hour drive off in the am. We had a wonderful time.
Comment by kathy: ky on September 5, 2016 at 12:23pm
Daniel, that breaks my heart. My twelve year old Boston went into seizures three years ago after a lifetime of perfect health. I rushed him to the vet but he had already gone blind and had a stroke by the time we got there. The seizures couldn't be controlled. I had to wait until the vet came in from a call, several hours later,to have him put to sleep. I wish I had had the opportunity to have him put down humanly. That said it's a decision only you can make and I feel for you. You have my sympathy and I'll be thinking of you.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 5, 2016 at 11:31am

Daniel, A friend of mine asked me to come to her home when they had a home euthanasia vet come. It was a hard time for her, even as she knew she had no better option. I'm glad you will have Ning with you at that time. The thought of Charlie being in a place he enjoyed feels comforting. Sending hugs with sad tears.

 

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