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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 The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 12:26am

Sk8eycat, here's a little dose of classiness for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2015 at 11:57pm

Sk8eycat, we are living in the era of Kim Kardashian, Jersey Shore, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Snooki, Lady Gaga, and "reality" television, etc.  Do you expect there to be an ounce of decorum and talent?  The entertainment bar as been set so low that the dumbed-down audiences of today would clap and cheer the passing of gas on stage. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 10:56pm

Oh, ick!  I have to leave the room.  My sister is watching the Nationals Jumping Contest; I can't stand it!  An arena full of teeny-boppers screaming every time some no-talent lands a little hop without falling on his/her ass.

Is it just me, or did there used to be a modicum of dignity involved in skating?  (And WHY do the female commentators sound like ducks quacking?)

Bitch-bitch-bitch!!!

Comment by kathy: ky on January 24, 2015 at 5:27pm
My weekend has been much like yours Ian.
Carl, there's nothing I can add except good luck. I agree with the others. You seem strong and capable. We are all here for you.
Love the jokes Patricia.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 24, 2015 at 4:03pm

Some good laughs there, Patricia. Thanks.

Nice jazz, Joan. And I learned that drums are "batterie" in French.

Snow has reached Denmark and I've spent most of the day (after a little housework) eating , reading and dozing. These are good things.

How is everybody here enjoying their weekend?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 3:50pm

"Cheezes KEEE-RISPPPP!"

*:)) laughing

*whew!*  I dunno about Carl, but I really needed that laugh!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 3:46pm

*CACKLE!*   *SNORT!!* 

[FALLS OFF CHAIR AND....]

ROTFLMAO!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2015 at 3:25pm

I thought they were Tee Hee Hee's. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 3:18pm

Those are NOT "chuckles"!  They are GUFFAWS! 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 24, 2015 at 2:20pm

Carl, I'm so sorry to hear of your latest bad news. Your attitude toward all this adversity is incredible, and it will see you through. 

 

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