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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Jennifer on January 23, 2016 at 6:08pm
No email problems here.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 23, 2016 at 5:12pm

Just curious if anybody else here is experiencing this same technical email problem as I am....

My notification emails from A/N have always included clickable hyperlinks to the the posted messages and groups.  Suddenly that's no longer happening.  I am having to copy and paste the link from the email. 

My email settings for A/N and my personal email have not changed.  Additionally, emails I receive from all other sources do not have this problem.  Anyone else?  

Comment by kathy: ky on January 22, 2016 at 3:55pm
Joan, thanks for the well wishes.

Carl, good to know you are still around : )

Kelly, it is terrible that many gays are killed, in some countries and imprisoned in others, simple for being gay. And it's almost always because of someone's idea of their damned religion.

Uganda has been taken over by christianity and have become as batshit crazy as other religious countries.
Which is only one of the reasons I really despise religion. The appear to be evil.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2016 at 2:25pm

Carl, thank you for the beautiful Blooming Flowers, by photographer Michel Pepe. I searched his name and find Michel Pepe very nice sounds and images for when I want to just lay back and experience the feelings they evoke.

"80", isn't that a lovely sound?! I like being 80 and surrounded by so many loving family and friends. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2016 at 1:11pm

Carl, thank you for the beautiful Blooming Flowers! Especially nice as we go through the snow-bitter-dry-cold, rain-bitter-wet-cold season. Just now rain, the trees lost their pretty white dresses, the sewage drain field has patches of grass showing through. Wild turkeys like to come there and scratch for seeds. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2016 at 9:04pm

Kathy, you asked a while ago if heating deli meats was to kill germs.  Yes, that is the reason.  Listeria thrives at cold temperatures and can cause havoc with transplant patients who are on immune-suppressing drugs.  I need to heat any deli meats and cheeses.  Sorry for the delayed response.

Ian, I really enjoyed your poem.  Very creative and thoughtful.  Thanks for taking the time to translate and share with us.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2016 at 8:52pm

Ruth, I'm certainly glad to hear your procedure went well.  Happy healing!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2016 at 8:30pm

Joan, Happy Birthday!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2016 at 6:06pm

Randy, Kelly, Grinning Cat, Ian, Loren, Kathy from Ky, Ruth, and Berthold, thank you for your greetings and for joining me in celebrating my 80th birthday. I am so very content in my new home and joining with my family in their daily lives. 

My wish for each of you is the best tasting food, the most beautiful sights, simply delightful aromas, inspiring sounds and feelings overflowing with laughter and love. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 21, 2016 at 12:03pm

Happy birthday, Joan, and Ruth, get better fast!

 

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