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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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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 November 26, 2012 at 8:34am

Lovely snowflake Tony!

I love that lolcat booklover.

Cool Ian - that's funny.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 26, 2012 at 6:08am

Good Morning, heathen nation! Getting ready to leave for work. Another day at the grind. But it's gonna be a great day. With the solstice coming up, I submit the following, for your approval. You have entered the science zone. (In his best Rod Serling voiceover).

Cool snowflake. Have a great one, my friends. Later

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 26, 2012 at 2:55am

Ruth wrote:

I'm still reeling from David Roberts TED talk. When we drastically cut back CO2, hope for humanity has a glimmer again. That day will outshine all previous sacred days. Let us achieve this day within five years. I'll really really be happy to celebrate that day.

That day would go far beyond the basis for many current holidays, one particular national/ethnic/religious group's survival or victory, to celebrate the hope for continued life for all of humanity!

I forget who said that civilization and maturity is exemplified by expanding the boundaries of "us" (as opposed to "them") to include ever wider circles, eventually all people.

(image from Alondra Anderson)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2012 at 5:00pm

Jared Diamond Playlist
Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA,

author The Third Chimpanzee(1991/2004), Guns, Germs, and Steel(1997), Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005).
Jared Diamond cautioned us years ago of the coming challenges facing our nation and the Earth and that we need to start making changes in our beliefs, policies and practices. I recommend each one, but if you have limited time, 

"It's the end of the world as we know it"

Published on Apr 13, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr5dSGGjgZU


Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2012 at 10:59am

Good question Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 25, 2012 at 4:17am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 25, 2012 at 12:44am

That didn't come our right. How about this one?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 25, 2012 at 12:35am

At this crux in time, we have the challenge to create the most meaningful of all holidays, the day when we turn around Climate Destabilization.

I'm still reeling from David Roberts TED talk. When we drastically cut back CO2, hope for humanity has a glimmer again. That day will outshine all previous sacred days. Let us achieve this day within five years. I'll really really be happy to celebrate that day.

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2012 at 10:09pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2012 at 11:02am

 

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