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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Future on November 29, 2012 at 7:09am

... hope for the best and prepare for the worst ...

- and vote for the candidate likely to do the least amount of damage.

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2012 at 6:36am

Who are our allies? Could be anyone, and once you start to have some success you get more allies. I won't consider politicians allies: they will use our interest like small change, no matter what they promise.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 29, 2012 at 4:45am

Thank you, Melinda. What you say warms my heart. HUG.

I think that's the same tune, Joan but I miss Jelly Roll Morton's "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if the women don't get ya, the liquor must".

A change in society will come when those who have power begin to sleep nervously at night.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 12:34am

OK, if politicians will not make a helpful contribution, then who are our allies? Environmentalists, wage earners, foreign countries who feel or were in fact exploited, small farmers and home gardeners? Any others? 

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2012 at 12:26am

We're all working at the same project, Joan! But I'm not at all confident that politicians will make a helpful contribution - for me it's business as usual: hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 7:47pm

Oh dear! I hope I don't lose friends over my net statement, but now is the time to start thinking and acting toward a next election. We know Obama won't be a candidate next time; who should be? 

Someone who respects and honors:

* labor as much a capital?

* the environment? 

*others of different nations, not to be exploited but to be empowerers of flourishing of all?

* water and soil and air? 
Please don't "un-friend" me for my eagerness to build a healthier and wiser and more responsible population of the Earth!

World Population 7,081,949,110 and growing exponentially. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 6:35pm

Ian, I couldn't get the link but googled and found this one:

"Flee as a bird" & "oh didn't he ramble"

The first bit is "Flee as a bird" a typical New Orleans Dirge; the second part in march tempo is "oh didn't he ramble"

What a way to go!

Comment by Steph S. on November 28, 2012 at 4:20pm

What cute stuff today. Future - love those lazer eyes cats and it does reming me of Village of the Damned Flying Atheist. LOL Ruth - it is too soon. Congrats on your smartphone Melinda. I hope you are enjoying it.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 28, 2012 at 1:37pm

Very funny lazer eyes! ROFL, Joan. That internet generation gap cuts close.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 28, 2012 at 9:45am

Future, I see you're new here.  Welcome!  That's a funny cat pic.  (Reminds me of the film, Village of the Damned)

 

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