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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 Randall Smith on December 11, 2014 at 7:32am

Great, CARL! You ARE on a ROLL (as opposed to role!).

K.H., I was wondering where you were.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 10, 2014 at 8:51pm
K.H. Ky, I had umbilical hernia surgery.

Glad you're back on the air with us. I hate not having the interwebs service. One month is a long time to go without!
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 10, 2014 at 8:13pm

This is good news, Carl. You are on a role. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 10, 2014 at 7:48pm

Great news, Carl. Keep up the good recuperation!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 10, 2014 at 7:35pm

Careful with the ambien.  But I'm sure you know that.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 10, 2014 at 7:34pm

Carl, I've been without service for a month. Glad your surgery went well, whatever it was,and wish you all the best.  ky

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
Hello my friends. Just checking in. My surgery went well without any problems. I had an excellent group of doctors and nurses who took great care of me. I'm now recuperating with my pain pills and ambien.....and no heavy lifting for four to six weeks. All is going as well as can be expected. Thanks for all your well-wishes.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 10, 2014 at 10:55am

Thanks Mindy.  I like Condell's quote.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 9, 2014 at 7:26am

Eager to hear how the operation went, Carl. Positive vibes sent your way.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2014 at 3:51pm

Carl, my thoughts go with you. Your medical team, well trained and caring, present excellent odds that you get the care you need. 

 

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