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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 6:23pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 12:02pm

Love that one, Napoleon!

Selabrayt Winter Solstice U duz it ur wai, I duz it mine.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2013 at 2:23am

Ruth...for about 30 years I was a pet-sitter to supplement my meager salary as a bookkeeper, and most of my "clients" were dogs...BIG dogs!  One of the funniest was an AKC champion Weimaraner...sweet, loving, and a practical joker. She liked to be chased around the house, so she'd grab one of my fuzzy socks out of my suitcase, and run around the dining room table with it in her mouth.  She looked so silly. I have photos somewhere.

Then there were the two Cairn terriers who lived on a steep hill with a terraced backyard.  I'd put their dinner dishes on the back porch, and they would carefully carry them up to the first terrace, and dine on the lawn.  I have pictures of that trick, too.

I MUST go through my collection and scan everything so I can share them.

(I did NOT nake any pictures of a huge German shepherd puppy humping a king-size bed....;>P  His name was Thunder Thud.))

Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2013 at 7:40pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 10, 2013 at 5:38pm

Thanks for the mellow interlude, Loren.

I save lots of the pictures here too.

I enjoy everyone's stories here.

Patricia, I've been getting bored far more easily the last few days. Maybe it's being in the house so much the last few weeks and then this snow. The news seems less compelling, and Cheezburger seems less amusing. My cats and husband, however, are great as ever.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2013 at 5:25pm

That sure look like a dog with a 'tude to me, Ruth!  [chuckle!]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 10, 2013 at 5:17pm

Dogs can  be funny too, sk8eycat. This is Tuna the Chiweenie.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 10, 2013 at 5:01pm

It was so bloody cold (for Southern California) that I woke up at 5AM and couldn't go back to sleep.  So I pulled the covers up to my head and read for a couple of hours.  AND for the first time since I adopted Pumpkin, he joined me UNDER the blankies.  And purred and purred and purred.  So comfy-cozy, and he makes a good arm rest.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2013 at 7:24am

Well, 'tis the season and all that ... and for a long time, since I first got the album, I have loved Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' mellow, easy-listening take on that old classic, "Let It Snow."

All I have to say from here on is: Please enjoy!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 9, 2013 at 10:13pm

Mindy, thank you. I hate dumping all my daymares on everyone here.  I try to keep my sense of humor alive, and very much enjoy the funny pics everyone posts in here...especially all the silly cats. It helps a lot.

Cats can be SO funny, and they resent our laughter so much. The black Devil cat we had 30+ years ago used to play and play and play till he had to pant like a dog, and if anyone laughed at him, he would go into a corner, turn his back and start washing his face.  It was like, "I don't know what you alll are laughing at; it certainly wasn't anything I did!"  This usually was after he'd been batting an ice cube all over the kitchen floor.  He loved that game.

He also used to love to sit beside my dad in the recliner to watch the news, or a football game.  After Dad died, The Devil still got into the chair when it was time to turn on the TV....and waited, and waited.  I would sit beside him, but I guess I didn't smell right (Devil was blind by then.)

Pumpkin likes to snuggle up to my shoulder when I'm reading in bed...he also rubs his chin on the books I have stacked beside me.  His favorite (right now) is Losing Faith in  Faith by Dan Barker.  ;>)

 

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