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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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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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 18, 2015 at 8:31am

My "sustainable" farmer son-in-law just received 240 baby chicks (lost three). They are so adorable! He and his 5 yr old son spend a lot of time with them attempting to bond. Seems plausible (see dog and chicks below).

Comment by sk8eycat on January 18, 2015 at 12:11am

From Freethought Today:

Studies show exempting churches and religious organizations from taxes in America costs taxpayers between $71 billion and $83.5 billion a year.

Can we say "rip-off," boys & girls?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 6:32pm

I didn't make that LOL...my sister found it on Cheezburger.  I rarely go there anymore; it's become too complicated and FlakeBook-y.  Since it's impossible to tell the sex of baby ducks....till they get their adult plumage, I dunno why the Akita is bitching about sandwiches.  I think the dog is a female, anyway.  I've seen those pix before with different captions.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 17, 2015 at 2:27pm

Thanks, Joan. I'm happy about more sunshine every day too.

I like your evolution poster, Ian. Not sure what writing a story in alternating passages means.

Glad some of you are enjoying the weather.

Cute LOL sk8eycat, excepting that the caption suggests that women should be making food for men.

Wut's wit the LOLspeak?

Comment by Ian Mason on January 17, 2015 at 1:55pm

If I could export the rain there's been in Denmark I would be a wealthy man. It looks like the freeze is going to start though.

I've just started a little project with a Danish online friend. Writing stories in alternating sentences/passages. I've never tried it before and it's strange. All my mental images that I have when I write are knocked down by the words I recieve and I have to start again. Relinquishing control does not come easy. I'm sure it's stimulating for the "little gray cells" though.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:25pm

Felaine, I would share some of our rain ... except, we lack snow pack. Summer may be a scorcher. Who knows, with all the different weather patterns we have seen in Spokane. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:17pm

Akshully, doze r dux....but who carez?

Now...If ebrybuddy wood send us dere rayn.....!  Wee needz it!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:15pm

dogs,chicks,snuggle,ladies man

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 17, 2015 at 11:02am

Haven't seen that one Ian.  I'm saving it.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 17, 2015 at 9:49am
It's another beautiful day. Sun is shinning, temps in the mid fifties. What more could l want.
 

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