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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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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 sk8eycat on December 16, 2011 at 2:13pm
Comment by Loren Miller on December 16, 2011 at 1:03pm

That's the first decent laugh I've had in a while! [cut-paste-email!]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2011 at 12:58pm

Thanks, Steve! That's funny.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2011 at 12:57pm

Oh wow! Thanks for letting us know, Chris. Do you think we should send an email condolence? Anybody know a suitable address?

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2011 at 12:53pm

Small newsitem: Christopher Hitchens died.

Comment by Steph S. on December 14, 2011 at 4:49pm

Hey Steve that Ditto picture is really funny! Thanks!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2011 at 7:54am

I saw that one the other day, and LOL'd.  Then I thought, "I hope the owners of the house on the right aren't mistaken for Dittoheads...or maybe they are.  Naaaahhh.  I don't think D-heads understand sly humor.

Comment by Steph S. on December 11, 2011 at 6:44pm
Sounds yummy Natalie!
Comment by Natalie A Sera on December 11, 2011 at 6:40pm

I don't do Christmas decorations or any other holiday decoration -- just keeping my house clean and livable is about as much as I can do with my life! I AM going to have a couple of former students over on the 27th, and I'm going to make latkes for them. Seems to me that food is ALWAYS appropriate to celebrate! :-)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 11, 2011 at 5:25pm

I enjoy colorful light decorations, but always feel bad about their carbon footprint. It's almost as if the fancy displays also say "Piss on the future"  half-seen, just outside of my peripheral vision.


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