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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 yesterday. 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 Steph S. on December 31, 2012 at 2:01pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 31, 2012 at 11:46am

I WANT TO WISH ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Thanks for sharing a part of your lives with me and for providing many laughs and introspective conversations.  Cheers! 

Comment by Plinius on December 31, 2012 at 6:06am

Thanks for the Oliver Sacks-link, Joan!

1 o'clock: I've done some shopping and now I'm going to shut ourselves in until next year. I've heard that in many countries it's not possible to buy fireworks - seems a good idea to me! Outside there are loud bangs and a smell of gunpowder, in a few hours you'll get breathing trouble. I hope the people outside are happy, and that they won't lose many fingers and eyes.

Comment by Pat on December 30, 2012 at 5:51pm

Joan, you're more than welcome. The Falling Lakes are in an area that borders Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. Sad to think that a place of such beauty saw so much bloodshed in the 1990's.

Actually, Melinda, I cheated. I took Joan's picture, opened it in a separate link, and then got on Google Images and posted the URL of the photo. The answer popped right up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2012 at 5:12pm

Pat, thanks! Oh my GOSH! These stunning photos almost seem like a fairy land. Is this the place called, "Falling Lakes?"

https://www.google.com/search?q=Plitvice+Lakes+in+Croatia,&hl=e...

Comment by Pat on December 30, 2012 at 4:15pm

Joan, the photo is of the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, and is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2012 at 4:06pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2012 at 4:00pm

Can anyone identify the location of this lovely scene? 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 30, 2012 at 3:48pm

Thank you, Steph and a happy new year to you too. Stealing the cat.

Comment by Steph S. on December 30, 2012 at 11:12am

Love the lolcats Ian and Melinda.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

 

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