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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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Discussion Forum

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 Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 12:09pm

Ian, "Fear has two meanings" states what I believe. There are times to run and I have done that. Nothing else seemed to work. After running, fear grabbed me by the collar and told me to get busy. Plant that garden, get that job even if it was minimum wage, get more education, raise my kids to be moral and ethical human beings with love for themselves and for diversity. Oh! it was quite a ride. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 12:03pm

Carl, I like your orange man picking himself up. I am reposting. 

Randall, you take beautiful photos. What kind of camera do you use? This sunrise shot amazes me, with the rock bridge and realizing it as a phenomenon of nature fills me with awe. 

"Church of the Innersprings", Felaine, you do have a special way with words! 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 11, 2014 at 11:32am

Something I picked up on FB.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 11:27am

I want to take just a moment to celebrate rants! They are the food that feeds ideas, that gives energy to concepts, that provides thought to events happening as we write and speak. 

I want to give a hat-tip to Ruth for her very insightful, precise, concrete experiences of reality. Even more importantly, she offers material upon which to chew; ideas that are out of the mainstream of thought, she offers options to complex concepts! 

Ruth, A hat-tip to excellence, not perfection, but stupendous, considerate, impressive, extraordinary, talented, amazing things you do: 

By the way, what is a peep? 

Oh! according to Wiktions, "Shortened from people, with simplified spelling, + -s to emphasize the plurality of the word".

Comment by sk8eycat on May 11, 2014 at 8:55am

I am celebrating the fact that I am NOT a mother, never wanted to be one once I found out I couldn't have kittens, and made sure that I did not become an "accidental mother." 

Now, I want to go to Texas and geld Rick Perry.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 11, 2014 at 8:29am

Sounds like a plan, Mindy! For all mothers, daughters of mothers, and mothers to be, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 11, 2014 at 1:17am

Cobgratulations with your talented granddaughter, k.h.

Comment by Plinius on May 11, 2014 at 1:03am

Congrats k.h.ky!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2014 at 12:16am

BTW, I should add that I'm doubly impressed.  Math has always been my weakest subject. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2014 at 12:14am

k.h., allow me to also add my congratulations to your granddaughter.  That's a great achievement, indeed.  Good for her!

 

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