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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 kathy: ky on February 2, 2015 at 7:19pm
At least I'm not covered in snow and ice. So far so good!
Comment by kathy: ky on February 2, 2015 at 7:18pm
I don't care for text speak or spelling either. I'm afraid I'll forget correct english and spelling if I stopped using it. I use Lol because I have such an odd sense of humor l don't know if others know that I'm teasing or joking.
Carl, just keep on keeping on. I had a heart cath a year or so ago and it wasn't bad. I know that's not like surgery. Remember that we are all pulling for you.
Comment by Plinius on February 2, 2015 at 1:13pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7f14NkOyU

something to ease the waiting?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 2, 2015 at 12:13pm

We got blasted with snow here in Chicago.  The final tally is 19 inches (48 cm).  Schools are closed and lots of people staying home from work today.  I was scheduled for a doctor appointment at 9:45 this morning but I had to cancel.  My sister was going to pick me up and drive me there but many of the streets are still not drivable.  In my condition, I don't have the strength to navigate on foot through all this snow and take two buses and a train to get there.  I get out of breath just walking around my apartment.

I'm expecting a decision this week from the kidney transplant team concerning my surgery.  I have a feeling that they will want me to have heart surgery first before having a kidney transplant.  Ugh......the waiting. 

Comment by Plinius on February 2, 2015 at 10:45am

Better stay indoors! Your snowstorm is even in our news.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 2, 2015 at 9:54am

I didn't know what TMI meant either, and will probably forget again.  I've started trying to remember to write-out most chatinese instead of using the abbreviations because I often don't know what people are talking about and don't want people wondering what I'm talking about.

I'm sure they often do anyway, because I'm not a good writer.  By the way, I didn't know what chatinese meant until you peeps started using it and I got the definition by the context.

I stopped taking all of the drugs my urologist gave me because my symptoms were worse while taking drugs, even though my PSA readings were lowered dramatically.  

For that reason, I was interested in the talk about saw palmetto.  I looked it up on Wikipedia and they said study results are mixed, but most show that it's no better than a placebo.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 2, 2015 at 8:31am

I just thought TMI was like LOL and OMG. As little "chatinese" as I know and speak, I DO know those!

"Candlemas Day, Candlemas Day! Half the wood and half the hay." Maud Silverthorn, 1890-1974 (my grandmother).                  Yes, today, Feb. 2 is not only Groundhog Day, but Candlemas Day. Really.  And if my grandmother's poem is true, I'm in trouble, because I have less than half my wood left to last me the winter through!

Comment by kathy: ky on February 1, 2015 at 6:22pm
Lol
Comment by kathy: ky on February 1, 2015 at 4:24pm
. Mindy, that's one of my favorites.

Patricia, TMI is to much information. I didn't know if you were asking that or asking Spud if you were giving him TMI.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2015 at 11:50am

Excellent fact picture Mindy.

 

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