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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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 Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 9:44pm

Athena, godess of wisdom, guiding the pen. Very nice. And that Japanese food presentation is wonderful. As the Flying Spaghetti Monster would say, "Ramen".

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 6:39pm

OK Patricia, with this and your food discussion you're getting dangerously close to surpassing your cuteness quotient for the month!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 9, 2015 at 2:01pm

I can see most pictures, but I couldn't see yours FA, or the link either.  That may be due to my computer being 7.5 years old, and not able to download any new software.  I get constant messages saying my software is not supported.  Which is obviously not true, as I only have trouble once in a while.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 9, 2015 at 1:45pm

Here's a link to the photo/meme I posted.  I hope this helps.

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/57890349.jpg

It's strange that some photos aren't showing up for people.  I never have any problems. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 9, 2015 at 1:37pm

Congratulations, Mindy!

(Carl, I'm not seeing your picture either.)

Bertold, I mentioned the George Carlin quote yesterday in "Dogmatic Atheism".

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 11:57am

Congratulations to you and your husband, Mindy.

Will keep an eye out for that author, Randall. I love discovering a new (to me) writer.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 9, 2015 at 11:24am

Happy Anniversary, Mindy, to you and your husband!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 9, 2015 at 10:05am

27 years.  Good on you Mindy.  And, I agree about the trade-off.

Joan, you have a Mac computer don't you?  I don't know a whole lot about computers, but perhaps that's the reason you can see my pictures more often than others.  Mac to Mac.  Anyone that knows computers, tell me if that's a reasonable thought or no.

Comment by Plinius on January 9, 2015 at 9:21am

Congrats Mindy! And wishes for 27 happy years more!

Comment by Steph S. on January 9, 2015 at 9:18am

Congrats on your wedding anniversary Mindy. I hope you guys have a wonderful celebration.

 

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