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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 - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan on Wednesday. 9 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

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 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

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 Plinius on April 6, 2014 at 1:43am

What a boyfriend - to to turn religious and flee! Good riddance!

We're still working in brother-in-law's house, sorting the usable things from rubbish and packing. It takes a long time, but we have our limitations and cannot work more than three or four hours in one day - and of course we have some other things to do on weekdays. b-i-l is still in revalidation but will move to a care home sometime in summer.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 5, 2014 at 11:12pm

Wow, that's terrible about your daughters friend, but you are so right.  Better to find out now than later.  She's still young.  There's lots more bacteria in the pond.

Comment by booklover on April 5, 2014 at 7:53pm

You're right Patricia!  In the daytime my bed is Dale and Dora's, but at night, it's only Lula's. lol

Comment by booklover on April 5, 2014 at 7:52pm

Ha Carl.

Yes she is Steph!  She just went to visit her best friend from college whose boyfriend of over 5 years just broke up with her.  They had plans to move to Arizona and get married.  He's been an Atheist as long as she's known him.  He just decided he's a Mormon again like his family.  He had an "epiphany," and decided to move to California with his brother.  Better she finds out now I guess!

Comment by Steph S. on April 5, 2014 at 4:59pm

Thanks for the link Flying Atheist - love cats.

Your daughter sounds very unique Booklover - very independent thinking.

How is everyone?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 5, 2014 at 2:29pm

Yes, cats are grand, aren't they. 

Comment by booklover on April 5, 2014 at 1:58pm
I loved "I think my cat is a Republican," Carl. Lol

My daughter went on another date last night with the same guy. I ask her and she says she doesn't want to talk about it. They are going Tuesday to the Art Institute in Chicago. I'll tell her to wave to you Carl;). She may just be one if those people that don't want anyone in their personal space too long, excluding cats! If she's happy alone, that's great! But I don't want her to decide that at 22 without trying it or at least talking to a therapist about it more. She has an active social life. I am content to have Grandcats! :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 5, 2014 at 1:34pm

For all you cat lovers (I think there may be one or two of you here) I wanted to post this link from "Daily Kos" I Think My Cat is a Republican.  It's pretty funny.  Also, if you scroll through the comments section there are lots of cute pictures. 

Comment by Arp on April 5, 2014 at 12:46pm

You won't believe me, I don't read the main stream news. I just read satire news websites (for the most part). I like humour. I LOVE humour.

Laughing is the best thing you can do in this world full of sorrow.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2014 at 11:55am

I think laughter is very good for us.  For one thing, it helps us face the challenges of life and overcome anger and depression.  It's the reason I watch my favorite comedy movies once a year, as well as the few comedies on TV I can find.

I wish I were like Mindy and could laugh a lot.  I can if I'm with the right people, but those people are few and far between.

 

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