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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Friday. 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

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

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

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Comment by sk8eycat on October 23, 2014 at 1:14am

I LOVE YOU ALL!   (But I have to do a lot of phoning tomorrow to find out WTF happened to my Microslop Office programs.  I CAN'T GET INtO WORD AND EXCEL WITHOUT A "KEY"!  When this 'puter was put together 9 years ago, there WAS no such anamul!

Thanks for all the kittehs & cakes!  Pumpkin had a good day....he loves Bill (the animal fan tech who does work at a discount for Pet Press people....when he's not having his thrice weekly dialysis treatments.....)

Comment by Ian Mason on October 23, 2014 at 12:57am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 11:59pm

Happy Birthday, Felaine.  I'm honored to know you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2014 at 10:20pm

Felaine, A very happy birthday! Gee, I didn't know today was the day for celebration of your 75 years! Let's make it a special one. How about using your Dell/Windoze to write your life's story. You have a really great life to record. 

This is a milestone of epic proportions. 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 22, 2014 at 9:44pm

Mindy, I'm having my own pity party; shall we join up?  It's my 75th birthday, I got ONE card, from a friend who is very conscientious about such things, and I finally got my Dell/Windoze back, but everything is different....so I'm re-learning everything.

I think I'll just give up and go to bed.  G'nite, all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2014 at 7:40pm

Oh! Mindy! How awful. Feeling unwell just sucks. I know you have tried everything. The things we suggested didn't work or you had tried them before. So! Now that we know your reality, how can we be supportive of you in a way that helps brighten your day? If you find anything that helps, let us know so we can give it a try.

 

Comment by Emma Lennon on October 22, 2014 at 5:10pm

I know a few members here are from Canada, but I don't know how many, if any of you live in or around Ottawa. I don't mean to sound like a downer, but  what happened in Ottawa today is awful. And  I just want to say that I'm sending all my  love and thoughts not just to the people of Ottawa, or the Ontario Province, but to everyone in Canada today.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 2:54pm

Ian, that's a cute little ditty.  Now time for a cup of tea. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 22, 2014 at 2:42pm

Yes, thanks Carl.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 2:36pm

Spud, here's the link for the cat gif.  Does this work for you?

http://33.media.tumblr.com/1a3ef6975d00460c7dcbe5e9797d7503/tumblr_...

 

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