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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 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.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 7, 2014 at 2:36pm

Ian, funny! too close to reality to not cry. 

Comment by Ian Mason on June 7, 2014 at 11:11am

I see your point.

Comment by Plinius on June 7, 2014 at 9:23am

Seen the video at last! Wonderful to watch and it must have been wonderful to do!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 7, 2014 at 8:17am

Randy, I can't skate or dance anymore.  I just push my walker around the house, and get it hung up on the rugs and brittle linoleum in the kitchen.  I leave the fancy stuff to the cats.  (Although Pumpkin's best "trick" these days is rolling onto his back so I can pet his tummy.)

Comment by Randall Smith on June 7, 2014 at 7:45am

About half way through, Felaine's video cut off. But I got the idea. I envy ice skaters. I can't even roller skate!

Comment by Plinius on June 7, 2014 at 1:22am

I'd be honoured, Carl, but of course your English is better than mine. It's just that from correcting homework I got the habit of reading with a bit more attention. And I miss a lot too!

Can't see Felaine's skating yet - that PC again!! Will try later.

And now it won't post a comment at all! I could throw it from the window...

Comment by sk8eycat on June 6, 2014 at 11:04pm

@ Ian and Carl: I always loved doing the "precision" numbers best of all, even chasing the effing "wheel" at the end.

 

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