Hang With Friends

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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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Discussion Forum

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 Patricia on December 30, 2017 at 2:35pm

We, & the neighours have snow blowers for the majority of the clearing Joan. Shoveling is mostly for the ''fine tuning''.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2017 at 2:31pm

Chris, The ancient myths, pre-Jewish, Christian, Muslim, interest me, as well. The echo of their stories remind me Homo sapiens had imaginations that informed them in the only ways they could know. They also evoke feelings of gratitude that I live in an Age of Enlightenment evolving into science. If only behavioral science were as enlightened as physical science. 

Loren, first-class musicians, gathered in a common purpose of celebrating life and Earth and of being alive, healthy and at peace, give me goosebumps. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2017 at 2:20pm

Ian, your news of Denmark running on 100% wind power over Xmas is good indeed, even with the qualifiers. I loved your Elf-help Group!

Chris, I agree, enjoy the fine meal prepared by excellent church members. Some of the best cooks in the world come out of religious communities, maybe not the fanciest, but the best tasting. 

Loren, thanks for the lead to Seth Andrews' piece; I know it will be worth the time to see it. 

Randy! Maybe the TV media gets the message that not all watchers are religious; I would like it if media also realized that not all watchers are sports fans. Oh well, I gave my TV set away years ago and don't miss it a bit. 

Patricia, the snow shoveling looks like a job I gladly give to others. 

Plinius, Help! a meter = about 40 inches!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2017 at 2:03pm

Chris, your story of putting faith above reasoning tells a tragic story too often told. Your compassion shows through, even at that age. Your compassion for those caught in wildfires this summer repeats your acts of care and commitment to health and safety. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2017 at 1:57pm

At Littleton, CO, we had green lawns with patches of left-over snow in the shady parts. 

Patricia, I like the Spaghetti Monster!

Chris, Key & Peele made me laugh!

Ernest, I agree, being "conscious and awake and sober what a wonderful world this would be!"

Ian, I share your sentiment, " Peace on the high street, if not the world."

Comment by Patricia on December 30, 2017 at 12:57pm

I'd never heard of them Loren.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 30, 2017 at 10:30am
Comment by Grinning Cat on December 30, 2017 at 9:16am

Thanks, Loren, for reporting on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance, warts and all. I'm only familiar with them through a few sound and video clips so far, notably their version of Carol of the Bells.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 30, 2017 at 7:53am

Faced with that proselytism, I would consider walking out.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 30, 2017 at 7:49am

Win some, lose some, Loren! 

And I liked your "aside" about you know who. 


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