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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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Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

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Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

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Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

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Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

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Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

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Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:24pm

Am I allowed to add more pictures to my account? I would love to add a bunch of pictures. If you know how please let me know. Still getting used to this site. I'm gonna go see if I can figure it out. 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:22pm

It's ok Melinda! I have a Information Technology degree and I question computers all the time, lol. I will repost my link here, all you do is click on it. Make sure you are signed into FB first, then click on it and it will give you an opinion on there to friend me. Here you go!!! https://www.facebook.com/sylviastrange?ref=tn_tnmn

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:14pm

I just checked the link, it should work fine now. 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 5:12pm

https://www.facebook.com/sylviastrange here you go Melinda!!! Sorry about that. I couldn't find you. 

Comment by booklover on July 30, 2012 at 4:51pm

Hey Sylvia, no I mean I didn't know how to edit on here when it doesn't have a button that says edit! LOL. 

As for your posting on FB, I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!  We are not 'allowed' to post our views, yet they can post all the stupid shit they want about praying (begging) their god for favors, etc.?  I am DONE with not saying what I want.  And yes, I'd love to be FB friends.  We can "like" what each other says about Atheism! lol.  I think I might have mine set that no one can ask me to be their friend anymore, so how do I ask you to be mine on FB?  Sorry, not very computer-literate~!

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:38pm

Melinda do you mean the comments from FB? I can help you! 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:35pm

This is how it goes. I get up in the morning and sign into FB. Normally there are the ones who post God pictures and then there are the ones who thank God everyday for such a wonderful life. I see this nonsense all day long. I have a few really religious people in my life. I think they are hypocrites because they think it is ok to post their nonsense but it's not ok for me to post what I want because it could offend someone, screw that!  My husband is always telling me I don't' have to put it in their face, F that, they put their shit in my face everyday. I'm sick of it! I refuse to back down! Melinda would you like to be FB friends? El Solo Lobo, I never feels sorry for these people, if I'm smart enough to get it, they are too, they choose to be this way. 

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 30, 2012 at 4:23pm

Here's a question: Do you ever feel genuinely sorry for a strong religious "believer" who just doesn't seem capable of 'getting it'?

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 30, 2012 at 4:21pm

Y'all seem to be having fun.

 

Comment by booklover on July 30, 2012 at 4:19pm

oops!  Again, I mean out-intellected, not-inellected, and I've forgotten how to edit my comments.

 

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