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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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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 Plinius on February 14, 2018 at 9:11am

Enjoy yourself, Randall, and bring pictures!

Comment by Loren Miller on February 14, 2018 at 8:05am

Safe journey, Randall and take LOTS of pix!!!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2018 at 7:39am

 Well, I'm off to Honduras Thurs. My daughter and family live in Tegucigalpa. After 18 years, they're planning to move back to Indiana this summer.

This is my last chance to see the Mayan ruins of Copan, before they return. They haven't seen them either. So we're all (2 teens included) driving the 6 hours to see them, spending two days and nights exploring the ruins. Can't wait!

I'll be back Monday night.

Comment by Patricia on February 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

Nope. I used the be 5'  2 1/2'', but lost that 2 1/2'' after my back surgery.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2018 at 3:39am

I imagined you as tall, Patricia!

Comment by Patricia on February 13, 2018 at 3:33am

I am 5' 0'' so it doesn't take much to make me feel snowed in.....especially when the city has done no cleaning in over a week!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2018 at 2:39am

I can't even imagine that much snow and hope I never do. I am 5' 2" and getting shorter as I age. I am quite happy to hibernate through the winter. In fact, I am very content. 

Comment by Patricia on February 10, 2018 at 1:19am

Sounds about right Joan. Terrace is a long way from us, & I have actually never been there.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2018 at 1:16am

Randy, you rascal, getting in some sun and warmth in Florida! I envy you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2018 at 1:15am

171 cm of snow = 5 feet and 7.3228 inches.

Terrace receives an average annual rainfall of 970.1 mm (38.19 in) and snowfall of 375.4 cm (12.316273 feet). Is that correct? 

 

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