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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 Apr 19. 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 Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 5:04am

Happy first day of spring 2015! This is going to be an interesting year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 4:52am

Chris, thanks for the visual. The clouds look dark gray, so I guess that is what clouds do to eclipse viewing. 

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 4:44am

View of Rotterdam with eclipse. The clouds are so thick that it all looks like an average gloomy winter day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:33am

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:30am

Chris, I am getting a good geology lesson. I also had to look up Faröer Islands. I have been trying to figure out how to get a photo of my Google World Map shots to send but nothing I tried worked. Guess I will have to go to the store and have a lesson. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:23am

I agree, Ian, Chris is not only a survivor, she is a thriver! I think she is about the most resilient person I have met, here or elsewhere. Isn't it nice to have such resourceful people in our midst?!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2015 at 2:45am

You sound like you're coping, Chris. I think that's the best we "creakers" can do. In the film I saw recently Stephen Hawking says that his philosophy of life is that "there's always something in life you can succeed at. Enjoy it".

Cloudy here too, so no eclipse. I've been at work all night so I'll sleep through it anyway.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:47am

I was mistaken. The eclipse is total at the Faröer Islands, not the Hebrides. And I won't see anything; it's misty and hazy here.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:44am

I'm 61, Katy.

What would you like to discuss? Your older relatives? I neglected them too, and most were dead before I was 20.

Comment by kathy: ky on March 20, 2015 at 12:22am
Chris, I'm interested in your opinion. I'll take any help (life experience) l can find.
I always wish I had paid more attention to my older relatives. I'm not implying you are older ;)
 

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