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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 22. 13 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

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

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 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 Dec 24, 2014. 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

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Comment by booklover on March 2, 2013 at 7:16pm
LOVE the pin-up cat Steph! Hope you are having a good weekend!:)
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 3:16pm

The meaning is revealed at 2 minutes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 3:12pm

OK, I think I got it.  I was looking for similar sounding English words, but it's a phrase supposedly in the Uganda language, used in a song in the play "The Book of Mormon".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IjBi1eEaAA

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 2, 2013 at 2:48pm

I've tried several times to decode this, but am unable.  Please enlighten me.

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2013 at 10:45am

Thanks Melinda and Ian - it works well to reward myself for duty, I've slept off my headache and my roof garden plants look happy!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 2, 2013 at 9:49am

Iggy Pope would at least be more entertaining :-)

Well done Chris. Motivation with a reward is a good way to get duty done.

Comment by Steph S. on March 2, 2013 at 9:28am

HAHA - so funny

Comment by Steph S. on March 2, 2013 at 9:27am

Oh booklover the Facebook cat and the liquid cat are just so good. Love them. So many great pics for my collection. I love that weekend cat Ruth and Napoleon Iggy pope is funny. Maybe the new pope will look something like that. hehe

Yes, it is best just to change the subject when religion is brought up - if you want to remain friends. I can see the conversation getting heated when discussing religion with a theist.

Comment by booklover on March 2, 2013 at 7:33am

Chris, doesn't it feel so good to get something accomplished that you weren't looking forward to doing? Now you get to do something that sounds great!

Ruth, I thought that sign about lowering abortion rates put it aptly! I hope you have a good weekend too!

It was fun out with my friend last night, but she did say a few religious things.  I just changed the subject.  I can't take much of that!  There was a terrible accident a few blocks from my house about a week ago.  3 teens that were breaking into cars in the catholic church parking-lot were running from police.  They crashed head-first into a neo-natal nurses SUV and her car wrapped around a light-pole.  She died.  They lived.  My friend said she told her daughter to say a prayer.  So I said why would a loving 'god' let her die, and them live.  Of course she said she didn't know, but  'god' would forgive them if they were really sorry. AAaaarrrrggggghhhhh!

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2013 at 1:17am

Yes, time flies and for me it's a good time now! I worked through a nasty packet of administration and it even looks quite acceptable! I haven't got a good way with numbers and get a horrible headache on top but I finished it! Yeahh! And now I can go and plant the first seedlings in my roof vegetable garden! I was looking forward to that!

 

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