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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Discussion Forum

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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

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Comment by Steph S. on January 18, 2014 at 10:26pm

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 18, 2014 at 8:33pm

Okayyyy.  Somebody posted a link to "space music."  Now...here's how a wet washcloth behaves in zero-gee (Inside the space station):

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130424.html

Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2014 at 11:58am

Thank you all, and I do remember to take care of myself - or I wouldn't hang out here! We begin to learn what it is to belong to an almost extinct family; it's funny. There's husband and me (both with healthproblems), brother-in-law (brain damage), his cat (scaredy)  and aunt (Alzheimer's). Our own two cats are the most normal characters in the group! No way to shift the responsibility to someone else, so I work on, but slowly, so I can manage.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 18, 2014 at 4:50am

That's a lot to do, Chris. Take care of yourself.

Meanwhile, a little music from space.

http://prediccs.sr.unh.edu/craterweb/craterliveradio.html

Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2014 at 1:13am

Short update. Brother-in-law is out of the coma and unilateral paralized. I travel to his apartment every day to feed the cat (who refuses to see me) and to attack the mountains of rubbish and dirt. To the hospital to talk to the patient, then home for my own chores and to prepare lessons. No time left.

Thanks for your support!

Comment by Steph S. on January 17, 2014 at 9:07pm

I want to be a bear too Patricia - that was so cute.

So how was everyone's week? Everything going good?

Comment by Steph S. on January 17, 2014 at 9:07pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 16, 2014 at 1:24am

My mistake. Get well Pat.

I don't think  I could bear that metamorphosis. I want to be a cat: sleep 12 hours a day and get fed and petted by a sweet old lady.

Comment by Pat on January 15, 2014 at 5:29am

Thanks everyone. Had it for a couple of days now, and feeling better. Going back to the office today. Even though I'm getting over the flu, I'm starting to get cabin fever.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 14, 2014 at 10:19pm

Nice one, Carl :-D

Get well soon, Patricia.

Yes, thanks Steph. How about you?

 

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