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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 Steph S. on November 22, 2013 at 11:20am

Mindy sorry to hear about your daughter and her depression.

I hope she gets better,

HUGS to you and your family

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2013 at 11:00am

Mindy, I am really sorry about your daughter's depression. You do all the right things, and it just beyond your control. The only thing I can think of is to do as you have been, encouraging her, giving her emotional support as well as physical support. 
So, the next thing is for you and your husband to take really good care of yourselves so that you can be a strong rock upon which she can come for safety, security and stability. 

If you feel fear, insecure, unstable, she will sense it and not have the S3 she needs. 

I don't have chronic depression, however several of my friends do, and they sleep a lot. They take Rx that help greatly but not completely. Roxanne often seeks out a shoulder to lean on and it seems to help; not an easy condition to be helpful. 

Do you have relaxation and meditation tapes? They can help you stay calm and refreshed. Some teachings of Buddhism helps. Not so much for your daughter, but for you to stay serene. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 22, 2013 at 10:54am

Mindy, hugs to you and your daughter! I hope the weekend visit does her good!

Comment by booklover on November 22, 2013 at 9:18am

Hi Everyone.  My daughter is having a very hard time with depression.  I feel helpless.  I want to fix it for her, and I can't.  She's on her meds and sees her therapist Monday.  She never cries, and she was crying on my bed last night.  I just felt sick.  She is going to go and visit her best friend at her friends school today, and stay until Sunday.  I'm giving her my car to use (hers is too old), filled with gas, groceries for them, and my Mom told me to give her spending money from her.  Mental things are many times worse than medical ones, I'm sure you all know.  My son just goes about his business with his type 1 diabetes, and gets along fine.  My daughter is fine physically, but depression can be debilitating.  Don't mean to be a bummer!  I hope everyone has a good weekend, and I hope my daughter does too! <3 ~ Mindy

Comment by Steph S. on November 21, 2013 at 6:56pm

Good picture Patricia - going to save that.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2013 at 5:39pm

I thought I had solved the problem of photos and pictures not coming through to my Comment Wall, but some of them I am able to retrieve by going back to my inbox and retrieving it. One example is 

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/bbb3f1c322257e5e25f23a74e9672196/tumblr_mq05frWEcy1sugd3io1_500.gif)

that Ruth sent. I am so glad I was able to retrieve it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2013 at 5:35pm

There is a site that brings me so much pleasure and you may like John Caddy's Morning Earth Healing Images: 

John Caddy <jtcaddy@earthlink.net>

Today's was very nice, he is the photographer and poet: 

Morning Earth Healing Images 11.21.2013

Comment by Ian Mason on November 21, 2013 at 10:49am

Stealing and sharing, Patricia.

Have a great weekend all.

Comment by Steph S. on November 21, 2013 at 10:42am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2013 at 10:32am

sk8eycat , you can be charged for assault by hitting a person. Try a "Hitch-slap" instead. 

Christopher Hitchens - The Best of the Hitchslap

 

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