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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 The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Hello and Happy Sunday to everyone.  I like the changing cat and the artist horse, Mindy and Ian. 

There was a cat standing right outside my front window yesterday evening that was so adorable.  He/She was white with caramel brown spots.  Just like a tiny miniature cow.  I immediately thought if that was my cat, I'd call him/her "Moo Moo."  

Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2014 at 10:50am

Sunday pun

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 12:48am

I am able to see the film this time. Felaine, it is wonderful! What memories you must have. The precision and grace of the skaters, and the beautiful choreography amazes me. How did you remember those routines? I always feel so anxious for the person on the end of the line trying to catch up. Is that contrived? or does the person really have to catch up? Anyway, It is thrilling to watch. 

I can just imagine you scooting around with your walker, remembering the old days and reliving them. Thank you so very much for sharing these with us. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 12:30am

Carl, that would be so much fun! We could go to the Netherlands, sit in on Chris's classes and eat some Zuurkoolstamppot met Spek (Sauerkraut & Potato Mash with Bacon). 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 12:24am

Joan, like others here, I have been laughing aloud the past few days while reading the posts here.  What a fun group of people!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 12:21am

I love the spelling corrections and images they evoke. 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 7, 2014 at 10:35pm

Carl, a minimum wage fast-food joint is NOT my idea of promoting job growth.  It's a dead end for desperate talented people whose real work has been outsourced to Asia where life is cheap.

But you know that.

IMO there is nothing more hypocritical than a public xian...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 7, 2014 at 10:28pm

I signed the petition as well, Patricia.  The first Chik-fil-a opened up here in Chicago last year, but not without controversy and a fight.  They finally got their way and approval.  Many city counsel members vocally apposed allowing a company with a history of discriminatory polices to do business here, but they were also blasted for standing in the way of free market and for stifling job growth. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 7, 2014 at 9:55pm

Monday already? Send in the clowns.

Thanks for the petition link, Patricia. Signed.

I loved your cartoons, Ian and booklover.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 7, 2014 at 3:37pm

Patricia, signed it and passed it along to about 20 friends who still have open minds after all these years.

 

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