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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 Ian Mason on September 16, 2014 at 11:33pm
Comment by Ian Mason on September 16, 2014 at 11:12pm

Nice music and videos. Those horses look like tortoises compared with the hare.

Fun speed painting. Reminds me of something I saw regularly in my childhood. Here's the only sample I can find:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Xqj6nnLDw

Comment by sk8eycat on September 16, 2014 at 9:26pm

Nice music, y'all!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 16, 2014 at 6:26pm

Patricia, I was thinking about you when I saw this video.  It's kind of fun. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 16, 2014 at 3:44pm

Yes, amazing speed painting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 16, 2014 at 3:07pm

That speed painter is tricky.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2014 at 12:02pm

Good morning everyone! Another beautiful day with nice working temperatures. The beds slowly become readied for winter. Today, I am concentrating on the west garden. The garden has past its summer peak and an autumn one quickly approaches. I spend every minute I can out there.

Ian, I looked up "Time Team" and it looks like exactly the kind of subject I enjoy watching. I have save as many as I could find and will watch them after I come in from the garden. 

So, it is off to the garden and I won't be back in until the cold chases me in. Remember when it was the heat that drove me in? 

I hope each one of you has a very special day, full of beautiful sights, delightful sounds, aromatic smells, delicious tastes in the company of very special family and friends and that ever refreshing time of solitude. 

Take good care of yourselves, Daniel and Carl. I am thinking of each of you, knowing you are turning your enforced idleness into a time of healing. That is work, too.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 16, 2014 at 11:04am

That's an interesting response to putting tape on cats, but I wouldn't do it.  I agree with Chris.  It seems a little mean to me.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 16, 2014 at 12:19am

I hope they didn't put anything stickier than Post-It tape on those cats!

Comment by Plinius on September 15, 2014 at 11:44pm

That's no way to treat cats! Not funny to me and not strange either; the cats behave naturally. The commercial talks about sensitive cats, but doesn't show how they like it when they remove the tape!

 

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