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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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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2015 at 3:39pm

Patricia I love, love, love this "Friends forever" video. Such sweet and gentle pairs and they seem to enjoy each other.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 9, 2015 at 2:10pm

I've had unseasonably warm weather for the past 2 weeks.  Wouldn't upset me if it keeps-up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2015 at 2:06pm

We have broken warm records this past week and lots of rain. Only small patches of snow that was piled up over the winter. The star magnolia broke dormancy. No more mountain ash berries left and the robins are everywhere. Mt Spokane sky parties are all cancelled. 

We had an odd rain the other day. It seems a humungous dust storm blew high into the altitude from Nevada. The winds brought it north to our region and we had a mud rain. I noticed cars at the Cancer Care Northwest parking lot needed finger signs on their windows, "Wash me!"


We undoubtedly will get a late hard frost. We always do. Well, who knows? Climate change deniers, expect some tough ribbing. 

Melting sea ice over 27 years

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Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2015 at 7:55am

Love it, Patricia!

It's only Feb. 9th and freezing, but I saw a flock of robins. I'll be looking for Sandhill Cranes any day now!  At least the snow has melted.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 8, 2015 at 10:40pm

R'amen, Patricia.

Yes, Randall, an interesting subject. One of my cousins did a lot of work on one side of my family and found a half-brother that was a secret and that his Dad wasn't his Dad. Scandal!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 8, 2015 at 7:57am

FYI, Ian, the discovery was the death date of my great great grandfather Wm. Henry Smith: 1842 -Mar 2, 1901. His grave site has no tombstone and no obituary was ever found. I spent $25 to have an expert from Ft. Wayne (IN) library investigate. I won't go into detail, but it's interesting.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2015 at 2:51pm

I think I saw that movie. As I remember, it was a tear jerker.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 7, 2015 at 2:42pm

Joan, Charing Cross Road is the home of bookshops, new and used. It's the place I almost always visit when in London. The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is at one end if I also want to feed my appetite for art. This is where you might have heard the name:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/84_Charing_Cross_Road_%28film%29

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

Randy, I agree, genealogy is a labor of love. 

Ian, I like the punometer. The Charing Cross Road rings a bell for me; was it in one of the BBC TV series perhaps? I like the name.  

Comment by Ian Mason on February 7, 2015 at 11:16am

That's good rock. Thanks.

What was the discovery, Randall? If you don't mind me asking.

 

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