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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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We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 16 minutes ago. 10 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 26, 2013 at 4:51pm

Mindy, great image of a true believer "waiting on Jesus".

Ian, that's funny.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 26, 2013 at 3:51pm

That's a good one!

Might anyone here recall an SF short story I'm vaguely remembering, where a world's dominant religion looks a lot like the Catholicism we know -- except priests must be women, the bearers and givers of life; and receiving the sacrament means licking the priest's menstrual blood from its source?

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 26, 2013 at 3:05pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 26, 2013 at 2:08pm

Waiting on Jesus....great photo.  Thanks, Mindy.

Just throwing this out here.....I think my aunt, my father's sister who lives in the state of Washington, may have outed herself as a non-believer.  She sent me an email (which she never does) and signed it, "Happy Solstice."

Things that make you go, "Hmm." 

I'm enjoying some time away from work as of today.  I spent the past five days, the 21st through the 25th, dealing with the Xmas travelers.  TONS of families, kids, and once-a-year travelers.  I love my job, but it was fairly trying at times.  Good thing I have (dare I say) the patience of a Saint.  lol  The kids were mostly great.....and cute.  It was the stressed out parents and adults who acted like jerks.  I came home last night exhausted.  I'm lucky I had fun coworkers with me.  We did a lot of laughing. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2013 at 12:35pm

Premium stuff, GC!  Thanks for posting it!

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 26, 2013 at 12:27pm

Yes! Mindy's pic also reminded me of the tract parody "This Is Your Death".

Comment by Plinius on December 26, 2013 at 11:12am

Very like Waiting for Godot! I didn't say it because I thought you'd all say the same.

Comment by Pat on December 26, 2013 at 10:57am

Excellent pic, Melinda!

Loren, I think Godot will show up first.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2013 at 10:47am

Excellent, Melinda!

Does it occur to anyone else here as it does to me that waiting for Jebus is rather like Waiting for Godot?

Comment by Ian Mason on December 26, 2013 at 10:40am

What a lovely day, Joan. Hope you've woken refreshed and ready for a new day.

A new Xtian slimming plan, Mindy?

 

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