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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 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

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 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

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on October 26, 2012 at 10:43am

Thinking about you Grinning Cat.  Will be interested in hearing how you and your dad are doing when you feel like sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2012 at 9:10am

Hey, Grinning Cat.  I wish your father well and hope he makes a good recovery.  Be well, yourself.  --Carl  

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 9:05am

Grinning cat my thoughts are with you. Hope your dad gets better soon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2012 at 4:46am

Grinning Cat, I am so sorry to learn of your father's stroke. Do take care of yourself as you meet each day's challenge. My best wishes for full and fast recovery for your Dad. 

Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2012 at 1:29am

Best wishes for your dad, Grinning Cat! I hope he got quick treatment!

And I'm here because they didn't come to collect the pc, so I reattached all the cables and I'm waiting for the next appointment - in four days...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2012 at 1:17am

Hi all. GrinningCat's Dad had a stroke. Maybe you could leave him a supportive comment. I'm sure he'd appreciate it.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 26, 2012 at 12:51am

All religions seem silly to me although the one I'm used to (Church of England Xtianity) more dull than the others.

Stealing the fireside cat. Just come home from a night's work on a cold morning and that's exactly how I feel.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 6:02pm

Thanks Joan.  I also often wonder what people prefer to be called, and will try my best to remember any preferences.  

However, as my dad was fond of saying, "you can call me anything, just don't call me late for dinner."

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 5:55pm

Thanks friend Steph.  Wish I could sleep as well as your fall & winter cat!  I'm keeping it.

I agree that religion is so very silly from the outside, and I would also add incredibly stupid and often evil.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2012 at 5:48pm

Spud, I responded to your preference, but apparently I did not push the "Add" button. Thank you for letter us know how you like to be addressed. I, too, had problems figuring out how to direct my comments, so just started copy and pasting names to my responses. That wasn't satisfactory for me either. So "Spud" it is. 
Are there any other people who want to be addressed differently than your site name. 
Sentient Biped?

Booklover? 

sk8eycat? I have to copy your name because I usually spell this wrong. 

Just let me know and I shall be more than happy to comply. Please forgive me if I fail.  

No! don't forgive me ... I don't believe in forgiveness. Hit me once, there is no forgiveness appropriate . 

 

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