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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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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 Grinning Cat on October 22, 2014 at 9:45am

Randall, that's a great find! Piano movers are worth considering -- they have strength and experience.

Mindy, that picture is a keeper! Teaching about hypothetical skyfathers with less power than a jug of milk (the milk can provide some physical nutrition!) is as valid as insisting on the existence of a tea tray in the sky. ("Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!...")

Or a teapot orbiting the sun....

(click to embiggen)

Comment by Plinius on October 22, 2014 at 8:24am

Take care of your back, Randall!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 22, 2014 at 7:59am

Moving day--a baby grand piano, that is. My sister (a musician) came across a 1927 piano for sale for $300. She says it's worth $4000! She already has 3 pianos, including a Steinway grand. I have one baby grand. So we're giving it to my daughter who has an old upright. She plays and her kids (now 2 and 5) will some day use it, hopefully. But first, we have to move it! Wish us luck.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 21, 2014 at 11:12pm

Geronimeoooooow!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 21, 2014 at 11:10pm

Yes, it appears so, Sk8eycat.  Some kind of space craft.  

Comment by sk8eycat on October 21, 2014 at 9:38pm

I'm a little slow tonight; is that cat leaping from a space capsule?

Comment by Pat on October 21, 2014 at 4:29pm

Carl, I love that video!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 21, 2014 at 4:24pm

Comment by sk8eycat on October 21, 2014 at 11:13am

Chris, the water (and foreclosure) situation in the Reno area is actually much worse than it is near Vegas.  Add to that the people who are out of work, many of whom have movrd into vacant houses with no poer or water, and you have a disaster in the making.

The main thing is that this is ALL desert, or semi-desert, and should never have been developed.

We are overbreeding, and certain people are making billions from our stubborn refusal to limit family size.

Abortion, tubal ligation, and The Pill(s) are all blessings.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2014 at 10:44am

The self-fed cats made me smile Mindy.  I'm keeping it.

 

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