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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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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 3 hours ago. 23 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:48pm

Yes Ruth - I am not liking the new format much at all. I used to go to the site daily - but now I just go whenever I think about it. I feel lost there now.

I wonder if there is a place to complain about that image Ruth. Maybe we should send a message to the webmaster about that picture.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:46pm

So behind on the posts here. But never fear - I'm getting caught up right now. I will make sure to look at everything.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 2, 2012 at 7:34pm

Ruth, years ago I practically lived on the Cheezburger web site, but they've made so many changes in the past 6 months or so that I hardly recognize the place, can't find anything, and I flat "DO NOT WANT!"  I particularly dislike all the FlakeBook connections that they've added.

It just doesn't feel like "home" anymore.  So I don't go there, unless someone tells me to.  My sister still spends a lot of time there...she specializes in Trek LOLz...

Live long and prosper!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 2, 2012 at 7:16pm

Thanks for the great quotes Tony and Loren! And for the chuckle, Chris!

I'm upset because Cheezburger had a front page picture of a man smashing a woman's face, like it was something to cheer for. I always went there for cute cats, not to be virtually assaulted.

Is the cat with the really big bite yours, booklover?

Have a peaceful night, all.

Comment by booklover on October 2, 2012 at 4:49pm

That's true Lillie! 

@sk8eycat, that is a scary situation to be in.  We are in tornado country here, but there is also a fault-line, but I don't think it would do too much damage in my city.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 2, 2012 at 4:29pm

@booklover and Lille: I live in Southern California...I think most of my (English-speaking) neighbors would get the joke.  We know from experience that you can't "stop" it, but wish we could.  We're ALL sort of quietly biting our nails knowing "The Big One" is 25 - 50 years overdue.  1994 was bad enough.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Northridge_earthquake

Comment by Lillie on October 2, 2012 at 3:49pm

Or they wouldn't know you couldn't stop it.  (plate tectonics, that is)

Comment by booklover on October 2, 2012 at 1:31pm

Love your thought for the day sk8eycat.  I'll bet if you put that on a shirt, 3/4 of the people you ran into wouldn't even know what it meant.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 2, 2012 at 1:21pm

Thought for the day....  (I recently bought a book about Anne McCaffrey, one of my favorite wriers, and there was one photograph of her wearing a sweatshirt with the following)

STOP
PLATE
TECTONICS

Comment by Chris Dodds on October 2, 2012 at 9:35am

From the Victoria's Secret Halloween Collection

 

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