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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 15, 2014 at 7:24pm

Patricia - sorry to hear your husband got a less than encouraging report. Hopefully the suggested juggling of dosages will help.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2014 at 3:54pm

Randall: I think whatever you had is "something that's going around."  A local friend had the same thing last week, and we both live in the San Fernando Valley of SoCal.  With air travel so prevalent, a virus or bacterial illness can spread almost as fast as light.

One of the (many) reasons I quit driving and shop online exclusively.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 15, 2014 at 3:47pm

Mindy, we have a Meijer's close by. I'd rate it somewhere between a Target and Walmart, maybe a B- grade.

Joan, I'm inspired to make some use of the "churches and children" site as a counter to my grandchildren's grandmother (my fanatical ex). I've been wondering how, and this might be the ammo I can use!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 15, 2014 at 3:41pm

Whew, I'm back, after a couple of "irritable bowel" days. Vomiting, bloating, cramps--the yucks. From where? My granddaughter, it appears. As luck would have it, I had a scheduled doctor's appointment this morning (Mon). I had an Xray of the abdomen for signs of blockage. Again, whew, nothing. I'm slowing feeling better. A huge upper arm scrape from a throw rug tumble (Fri) was cleaned and bandaged, too.  I'm going to stop telling people to "have a nice weekend", e.g. That's too close to praying, isn't it? What good does it do?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:11pm

mal = bad, evil

I forgot to send the address for "mal" in Latin means bad, evil. 

I wasn't able to send the photo, and the site is worth taking time to visit. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:06pm

Sorry, I am having problems sending photos. I just had an upgrade and we need to do some tweaking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:04pm

I found it, Ian. It was Copenhagen, Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, Banquet Hall. 

Doesn't that look red to you? 

Whatever! I experienced Denmark as a beautiful country with very nice people. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:54pm

Ian, this is how I remember Copenhagen, incredibly bright colors, even along the roadways. Of course, there were the museums and the blue hall that was red or the red hall that was blue. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2014 at 1:42pm

@Joan Nope ... not celebrating.  Sorry!  [grin!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:36pm

Ian, you will be in for a great treat, the concert by Kraftwork. As I remember the ferry ride, the waters were so blue and looked very deep. The sky was clear blue, not a cloud in sight. The countryside fields, all dressed in green, and the houses painted in bright colors, left an impression on me and that trip probably was in the 1980s. 

 

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