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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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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Ian Mason on April 12, 2017 at 3:38pm

Nice one, Chris/Plinius.

A proper health service would be the better option, Carl but believe me people have their battles with that too.

For Joan, some 'Greek' flora:

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2017 at 2:21pm

Well said, Chris and Loren!

Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2017 at 1:37pm

VERY well put, GC, and I like your commentary on that, Chris.  It's as though too many people see generosity as an evil, depending on its usage, and that's the kind of attitude which could tear a society to ribbons.

Comment by Plinius on April 12, 2017 at 1:08pm

And what do you get when you prevent every possibility of freeloading? A country full of people who are scared that someone else is better off, and you destroy all the chances of solidarity and generosity. Brrrr! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2017 at 12:53pm

Some people don't want to risk the "moral hazard" of people "freeloading" and receiving healthcare that they didn't themselves pay for or insure for. Many of those people are Christians... whose entire religion is based on the "ultimate moral hazard" of a rescuer/savior who gives people entirely unearned salvation out of his kindness and goodness!

Comment by kathy: ky on April 12, 2017 at 12:03pm
Loren lol!!!
You've nailed it again.
Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2017 at 9:18am

Because that would be SOCIALISM, Carl ... and we CAN'T have THAT!  That would make us like them godless commies!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 12, 2017 at 9:12am

Struggling with the ins and outs of Social Security, Medicare, supplemental insurance, non-covered insurance thresholds, non-covered prescription deductibles...Ugh!!  Why the F*CK can't we be a civilized and sane country with single payer health care?!   

Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2017 at 8:55am

So Jesus is all bent out of shape that us atheists don't go for the ridiculous and convoluted story that he / his dad cooked up and tried to lay on us ... and somehow, I can't even work up a good boo-hoo about that.

I do have a suggestion, though.  He's got a beer in front of him.  I suggest he drink it ... and another one after that and another one after that....

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 12, 2017 at 8:52am

Finally!  Jesus gets it!

 

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