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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 Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:19pm

Before I shut the computer off for the evening, I want to mention that if one of these days I don't respond or post anything, it's my 6.5 year old computer gone wonky.  

It's being left behind because it's software is outdated and will not run the new stuff.  A couple of days ago it refused to load my e-mail until I told it to load basic HTML.  That works, but this morning it scarred me by refusing to do anything until I rebooted.

On a positive note, I finally found an ISP that works reasonably well, and only charges an arm.  Left my leg alone.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 6:08pm

As to gold crowns, both my mother and father were cremated and the crematorium gave me an envelope with their gold crowns in them. I knew how many each had, and I was not short changed. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:04pm

By the way Grinning, I have a cheap electronic bug detector and it used to give an indication that my now dead pie cherry tree was giving off a signal.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

OK G Cat.  You're on the list!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 24, 2014 at 5:22pm

And Spud, count me in for meeting face-to-face!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 24, 2014 at 5:20pm

Loren, that's a keeper (why churches don't have Wifi) !!

Somewhat related: (from Cheezburger)

Imagine if trees gave off Wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 4:51pm

Haha!  "Yank those gold crowns" is what I told my brother, and he said he would do it.

I've got 3 in my mouth and one that was replaced that I'm saving. It's strange that they don't recycle them.  They must be worth something.  They have gold, silver and a few other metals in them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

Spud, count me in on the potluck! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

Had my teeth cleaned yesterday, and the dentist checked them over today.  All looks good.  Don't have to have my large gold crown replaced.  Whew!  Escaped another $500 bill (over $1000 anywhere else).

Have an appointment with my new doctor next week.  It's his wife that cleans my teeth, and she's the best and most friendly that I've ever had.  She recommended her husband when I told her I wanted a doctor that was less religious and more scientific.  Don't yet know if they are agnostic, or what.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 3:53pm

Yes Mindy, I agree.  But if I had the green stuff, I would ask for a show of hands from those peeps that wanted a visit

 

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