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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 7 hours ago. 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 Ian Mason on November 19, 2015 at 2:58am

Even Superman gets older.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 18, 2015 at 10:00pm

Best wishes to you and your man, Ruth.  All the best.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 18, 2015 at 9:13pm

Hope all goes well for you and hubby, Ruth.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrHxhQPOO2c

And hope your sister feels better soon, Carl. The pain meds will hopefully only be for a short while.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 18, 2015 at 8:56pm

Those aren't my roses, k.h. ky, they grow by our gym parking lot. I had roses years ago and gave up due to Japanese beetles. They no only ate every petal, year after year, I couldn't even save the roses by putting netting bags over them. The little buggers ate up our roses by sticking their mouthparts through the tiny holes in the netting. That was the last straw.

Sorry to hear that your sister is having a hard time after helping you out, Flying Atheist. <sigh> Life isn't fair. I'm happy you're doing well.

Fun-filled  dance remix, Loren. This is a different universe of visual images that what I imagined when I hear the same song on the gym loudspeaker today. LOL Much more imaginative. Thanks!

I may not be around much the next 4 or 5 days. Hubby needs me to drive him for cataract surgery tomorrow and thereafter for follow up visits. This is the last time around. We'll both have artificial lenses in both eyes by noon tomorrow.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 18, 2015 at 7:26am

Oh, how I wish I could dance! Both Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds (for two) had to work very hard to learn to dance. Strangely, some people never learn how to dance, no matter how musically talented they are--Andre Previn, for example (and me). Fun to watch, Loren. 

Comment by kathy: ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:54pm
Carl,does your sister eat before taking the medicine? Sometimes it helps or so I've heard. I personally have problems with almost all meds.
I'm pleased you are doing so well and give your sister a giant hug from me when she's up to it. I come from a family of huggers.
Comment by kathy: ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:48pm
Ruth they are beautiful. Do you prune them back to the first set of five leaves to keep them blooming longer?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 17, 2015 at 7:58pm

How many of you are old enough to remember the days when people knew how to dance?  No, I don't mean whatever it is they're doing these days – I Mean DANCE!!!  Check it out!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2015 at 10:56am

Carl, I'm happy to learn of your fast recovery and sorry your sister experiences difficulty. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 17, 2015 at 10:47am
Thanks again, everyone, for all your support and kindness. You really are a great bunch of friends.

My sister is healing well but she's not feeling as good as me. For her personally, she has a hard time tolerating pain medication and it really knocks her out and robs her of energy. She's been like a zombie. Everyone is different. I tolerate the meds just fine. She's switching to Tylenol during the day and the narcotic only before bed.
 

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