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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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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 21, 2014 at 1:27am

Oasis Quartet @ Saxquest - November 4, 2012. 

My goodness, one can certainly recognize Philip Glass, composer. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2014 at 10:31pm

Joan, thanks for posting "Finlandia."  It's a beautiful piece.  I love Sibelius. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2014 at 1:19pm

Sk8eycat, speaking of the Winter Solstice, I posted a link to this article yesterday in another post here on A|N.  I think it's so beautifully written and inspirational that I'm posting it here as well in case anyone missed it. 

The Darkest Day: A Quintessentially Humanist Celebration

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 20, 2014 at 1:18pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2014 at 1:14pm

Hugs for everyone!!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2014 at 12:41pm

k.h.....write or e-mail the Freedom From Religion Foundation, giving the town, state, and dates when this has happened.  It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!  No two ways about it.

FFRF will sic their legal department on the school board, for starters, and if the board balks, they will start talking about lawsuits.  (And ask them to keep your granddaughter's name confidential...they WILL, and so will most courts, if it gets that far.)  They have had great success in keeping god swill out of the public schools, WHEN someone complains.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 20, 2014 at 12:18pm
There's a new principle at my gdaughters elementary school. Every time there's an assembly he always says 'we're blessed'.. This irks me no end. I've thought about making an appointment with him to discuss this. Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, anything?
Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2014 at 11:51am

How about a group hug for/from ALL of us....to celebrate the Solstice?????  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2014 at 9:19am

Chris, I love your idea of a group hug for Carl. 

As we approach the shortest day of the year, I offer a sight and sound of winter.

 

Comment by Plinius on December 20, 2014 at 9:13am

I recommend a group hug for Carl - according to scientias.nl hugs boost the defense against infections. And it works both ways!

 

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