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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2016 at 7:45pm
I've always thought that a person really dies, when the last person who remembers you dies.

Many would agree with that Donald.

I see our lives as more complex and fractal, in that every act we do when alive has many impacts that ripple throughout the world. We each leave an imprint, making the universe as we know it different than it would have been without us.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on February 27, 2016 at 12:24am

I've always thought that a person really dies, when the last person who remembers you dies.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 26, 2016 at 10:33pm

Bertold, I like that, "When you die ...". 

If one has a tombstone with his or her name chiseled into it, that is all that remains, other than the memories left behind!

This and memories are all that remain of Mom. 

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 26, 2016 at 9:34pm

That's a good one, Bertold.  :)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 26, 2016 at 9:47am

From A|N Facebook:

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 26, 2016 at 12:45am

Chris, it is about time a good event fell into your lap and I know you enjoyed it. Hope your good luck comes in huge batches. I am very happy to learn that Dido is recovering. 

Randy, may you have a happy journey, great health, delicious food, beautiful sights, and interesting conversation! 

We had virtually no winter. April showers expected this Saturday. Feels very odd for February! The sun is now well above the trees and our solar greenhouse is getting some solar heat once again. All the brassicas survived. Lettuce appears to be coming back to life. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2016 at 2:32pm
Happy traveling, Randy.

Weather service was predicting one to seven inches of snow here. That fizzled out to a light dusting on the grass only. Sidewalks are all clear.

It's been an unusually warm winter. That sure is nice but it ain't normal.
Comment by Ian Mason on February 25, 2016 at 12:01pm

Have a good trip, Randall.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2016 at 7:37am

Well, the so-called "blizzard" fizzled, except for the winds. It just so happened I was on the fringe with about 2-3" of snow, whereas 20 miles west of me got a foot. Whew--dodged a bullet!

See you all in 10 days.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 25, 2016 at 5:34am

Thursday morning and there's a light dusting of snow on the ground in my front yard.  How much we get from this point onward will be interesting to see.  I have to say, though, that this has been one of the weirdest winter seasons I have seen in 65 years.

 

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