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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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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2017 at 6:45pm

Thomas, your cartoon of grandpa is priceless! I would hate to see the cartoonist's version of grandma!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2017 at 6:44pm

Ian, I am very happy for you and your family! A new world opens with the arrival of that next generation. Health and happiness to you all. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 11, 2017 at 6:07pm
Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2017 at 3:34pm

Seconded on all the good wishes, Ian.  All the very best to you and yours!!!

Comment by Plinius on August 11, 2017 at 3:30pm

Congrats Ian, to you and your family!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2017 at 2:51pm

Congratulations to you and your family, Ian.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 11, 2017 at 2:01pm

Congrats, Grandpa!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 11, 2017 at 1:38pm

Congratulations, Ian, and to your daughter and her partner as well!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2017 at 1:25pm

News, not for FB or the wider world yet but I'd like friends here to know. I'm going to be a granddad! My daughter told me a few weeks ago but I was sworn to secrecy because she was only 7 weeks. Today she's had her 12-week scan and all is normal. Let joy be unconfined!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2017 at 1:21pm

I have trouble seeing the difference between 'real' and satire about religion. Some good posts, thanks.

 

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