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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever yesterday. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 4, 2013 at 2:30pm

The Tracie Harris quote is a keeper ... disturbing, but a keeper.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:25pm

The bin for Fluffies is funny Melinda.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:24pm

Disgusting beliefs they are Joan.  Well put.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 1:14pm

Thank you, Patricia, for this poster. I am reposting. I would add: 

You either have a god who: 

 sends child rapists to rape children, or 

 simply watches it and says "When you're done I'm going to punish you, or 

 simply watches and says "When you are done, and when you confess Jesus as your lord, you are forgiven."

That forgiveness holds even if you rape, abuse, insult others and even murder your whole life, and before taking your last breath, you confess Jesus, you are forgiven?  

What about the person who is decent, honest, reliable, caring, compassionate, and loving, who does not confess Jesus, is he or she destined for burning in eternal damnation? 

Are these beliefs disgusting to you as well?

Hopefully we have a judicial system that meters out justice to the callous individual.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 4, 2013 at 6:00am

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:56am
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:32am

I wonder, box stores may sell cheaper, but I surely like my local baker who turns out pie crust as good as grandma's; the butcher who has only antibiotic-free beef from a local farmer who has immaculate operations that I am welcome to visit; eggs from a woman who raises egg money to augment her retirement; fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets in the neighborhood during summer and autumn. I drove only 300 miles in the last 6 months; I read articles from the internet and watch videos available at no cost. All in all, I live a pretty simple life style and love it. I suppose it wouldn't do for an energetic person, but I am happy and have everything I need and want.

I wonder if huge corporations will be affected by these new sources for food?    

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 3, 2013 at 11:19pm

ROFL Grinning Cat, that’s one heluva cable commercial!

Have a great day.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2013 at 8:32pm

TFA: Whoops!  Pardonnez moi!  Srsly.

IAN- "when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 3, 2013 at 8:20pm

"when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

Sk8eycat, you'll need to readdress that question to Ian.  He made that statement. 

 

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