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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 on Thursday. 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 December 20, 2017 at 3:29pm

Denmark has had a few days of frost and a little snow but now the weather has turned mild. I've also seen a few sea trout doing their seasonal thing in a local stream. Nice to see that the water is clean enough for them.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2017 at 3:26pm

A temple pros. earned money for the temple. This was considered 'sacred' and they would have the upper-class clients.

Comment by Patricia on December 20, 2017 at 3:12pm

Love Alpert!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2017 at 12:07pm

Loren, thanks for the Tijuana Brass wakeup! 

I begin packing for Denver today, getting clothes ready, making my lists. 

My flight is Saturday

We had 9" of snow two days ago and the temperatures now hover around 32°F, day and night. Michelle cleared all the snow to the woodshed, greenhouse, burning pit, driveway, and sidewalks. What a gal she is! Thankfully, we have a snow blade on the truck and a snow blower! She does an outstanding job with both. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2017 at 12:00pm

Define Shamhat: a sacred prostitute.

I wonder how a sacred prostitute is different from a prostitute. Their actions are the same; their result is the same, so, let's save some ink and say "prostitute." 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 20, 2017 at 10:49am

So ... everyone in the holiday spirit?  Need a bit of help?  Try the following on your ears:

Comment by Chris on December 20, 2017 at 12:44am

A new word for 'Shamhat', may be Crongress.

Comment by Patricia on December 20, 2017 at 12:17am

In other words, meaningless.

Comment by Plinius on December 20, 2017 at 12:15am

The pope has been used to men in dresses, he is one himself. And a meeting would just be mumbling and blessing and nothing important would happen, just like politicians who are baby-hugging. 

Comment by Plinius on December 20, 2017 at 12:05am

Great, Bertold! 

 

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