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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.

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 November 6, 2012 at 10:37pm

Obama wins!

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:07pm

Thanks for the video Patricia and for keeping us updated on your renovations. I hope they fix up your fireplace.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 6, 2012 at 9:30pm

True what you say, Joan. People cling to  those illusions though, like they cling to the illusion of religion.

Tony, I AM that pup. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 7:19pm

Right booklover - hope the right candidate gets elected tonight.

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 7:17pm

Love the warrant kitty booklover - very cute.

Tony - what a wonderful story. I am glad that you got to meet such a nice lady. Beautiful and warm people are hard to find these days. It's always wonderful when you find someone like that.

Puppy jumping picture is really funny Tony. Thanks.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 6, 2012 at 7:09pm

Hey everyone. Only had to stand in line little over an hour to vote. Got into a lovely conversation with a Ms. Lathrop. 88 y.o. lady. The only thing she said about politics was she had voted in every election since late 40's. How wonderful. We mostly talked about family, food (got a great recipe from her I'm dying to try), and general things. What a beautiful, warm, human she was.

Anyway, a puppy pic.

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 5:07pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2012 at 3:06pm

Ian, it amazes me that a person running for public office would be so insensitive to the needs of his/her constituents. During my grandfather's and father's day, hard work could get one into the middle class. It is my generation that proves that to be a lie. Another myth shot down. 

One by one, the old myths fall to the garbage heap:

religion

capitalism 

democracy 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2012 at 3:02pm
Comment by Ian Mason on November 6, 2012 at 2:45pm

A picture says more than 1,000 words, Joan.

 

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