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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 The Flying Atheist on November 8, 2012 at 1:51am

Oooops!!  Joan, I just realized that I wrote you have a "beautiful, wide-grim smile" instead of a wide-grin smile.  Big difference!  Pardon my blooper.  --Carl   

Comment by sk8eycat on November 8, 2012 at 1:39am

Tony: WHAT great recipe?  Can you post it?  Please?  I collect recipes and cookbooks, whether I ever use them or not (I'm diabetic, so I have to watch simple carbs, but sometimes I just don't give a *bleep!*)

I've been voting every election, national, state, local, since 1960 (that was back in the day when you had to be 21 to register.)  I vote by mail now, it's SO much more relaxing than trying to find a place to park and stand in line forever...  I'm glad that California allows people to register as Permanent Absentee Voters without having to be disabled, out of town, or anything like that.  Do any other states allow that?    

Comment by Plinius on November 8, 2012 at 12:48am

Congrats USA! I've lurked here, but it's still a prehistoric laptop while my pc is in repair, and the laptop panics about ever 30 seconds. But I'm all right and LOL about the Queen"s speech.

Comment by Steph S. on November 7, 2012 at 11:33pm
Oh I love big bird!
Thank you Grinning Cat and Tony! Those are funny!
Booklover I love your Lolcat.
How's everyone? Doing better now that it's all over?
Comment by Grinning Cat on November 7, 2012 at 11:31pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 7, 2012 at 9:17pm

I also have a whacked sense of humor, FA. No worries.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 8:48pm

Funny message from the Queen.  It's kind of scary that about half of it is true!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 8:40pm

Joan, patience, like skepticism, is a virtue.  I guess that makes me very virtuous.  Now that I think about it, my mother probably wouldn't understand that video for what it is.  At least you know about the pitfalls of "Onion" stuff.  I have to say, though, with that big, beautiful, wide-grim smile you have in your picture, you're the last person I'd suspect of not having a sense of humor.  You certainly had me fooled.          

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 8:26pm

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

"To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

Thanks to Michael Yon

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 8:20pm

The Flying Atheist, I am usually the last one in a group to get a punch line or recognize sarcasm, or catch on to "Onion" stuff. I wanted to be sure I had'n't missed something about "where's the girl". Yes, I agree you often use, "off-the-wall humor" and just be patient with me; I am known as not having a sense of humor but I think long-time friends will attest to my getting better. 

 

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