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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 Loren Miller yesterday. 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

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 booklover on November 28, 2013 at 8:33am

Patricia, I think we're going to make a ramp to the bed for our dog (Molly)! lol

Carl, Happy Thanksgiving to you too, and to all the AN friends!  I am very glad all of you are here and that we became friends.  <3  Mindy

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 28, 2013 at 5:10am

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who are celebrating today.  I hope you have an enjoyable and satisfying day.  Thanks for being such a wonderful group of people.   

Comment by booklover on November 28, 2013 at 12:01am
Exactly Steph! We are thinking of getting our dog a bed for the floor now that she's old and having a hard time getting up on the couch, etc., but we think the cats will probably take it over! Maybe if we put a box next to it... Lol
Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2013 at 9:04pm

Comment by booklover on November 27, 2013 at 6:06pm

Ha ha Carl, no one friend-requests me anymore because I have friended and unfriended everyone so much.  Not kidding!  It's like an OCD thing!  I'm friendly, someone pisses me off, I unfriend everyone or leave Facebook.  Seriously.  People on Facebook think I'm disturbed.  LOL.  I will stay strong this time though Carl and not friend anyone again! ha ha

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 27, 2013 at 5:55pm

Mindy, it sounds like Facebook will be a better experience for you as long as you stick to your stated goals.  I imagine there will be pressure on you to accept friendship requests from family and acquaintances, but now you know from experience not to open that can of worms again.  Good luck.  Be strong, my friend, and may the force of refusal be with you, my child.

Comment by booklover on November 27, 2013 at 5:17pm

Okay, so talking with Joan about Facebook, and my sister saying she missed me on Facebook, made me get back on Facebook. BUT... I am only friends with a very few people who I won't argue with, and I play online instant-win games a lot and was missing-out on a lot of them that require Facebook, and, like Joan said, she liked the info. that comes to her through it.  So I'm going to use it less as a social network, and more as a "get funny pictures and jokes, win prizes, and occasionally talk to a select few people page."  ;)  Also, I'm going to try and only check it once a day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2013 at 1:12pm

Ruth, great handshakes. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 27, 2013 at 12:48pm

This is a hoot!

Comment by Joseph Corder on November 27, 2013 at 5:57am

Joan, I would never have known that the brain has so much to do when you listen and dance to music!  Seem like my brain is lit up a good portion of the day!

 

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