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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 Joan Denoo 1 hour ago. 20 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 The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2014 at 12:58pm

Hi, James.  Welcome! 

Comment by James B Bolton on July 8, 2014 at 9:42am

Ruth Anthony-Gardner,  Thank you for the welcome and for having an active group.  As a new arrival (to the site, not the planet), I will hang out and feel my way around.  I will ease in as I feel comfortable.

Comment by booklover on July 8, 2014 at 7:19am

Comment by Plinius on July 8, 2014 at 7:04am

The house is so empty when our pets aren't home! I hope she gets better soon, Randall!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 8, 2014 at 6:58am

When my one year old dog (Molly) suddenly became lethargic and wouldn't eat or drink, I took her to the vet yesterday. She had a very high temperature. I though food poisoning from a carcass of some sort. They say "infection". She stayed overnight. I'm to pick her up this morning. Gone for a day and I miss her! 

Comment by booklover on July 7, 2014 at 7:59am

ha ha!  I love that Ian!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 7, 2014 at 5:43am

Oh, BOO-HISS-GROAN, Ian!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 7, 2014 at 3:49am

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 6, 2014 at 5:17pm

"We wish you a happy birthday,
A joyous and celebrated birthday,
To you, dear Carl,
We wish you a long, long life!"

(sung as a round, to William Shield's tune that's also used for the Girl Scout song "Whene'er You Make a Promise", and for Christine Lavin's "A Christmas / Kwanzaa / Solstice / Chanukah / Ramadan / Boxing Day Song")

Comment by Ian Mason on July 6, 2014 at 1:02am

Carl, in cricket parlance that's "a half-century, not out". Well batted, sir.

 

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