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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.

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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 Ian Mason on August 24, 2012 at 10:22pm

Booklover. Having a good rant and rave is (or should be) a human right. The only problem is when people such as your alcoholic friend get stuck there. So enjoy 5 minutes of blowing your top now and again.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2012 at 8:17pm

Flying Atheist: But..."They know that this is the place that we were born and raised." 

It isn't even a sentence.  It's a Quayle-ism.  Mitten has been digging his political grave with his mouth all year. His stupidity scares me, just the way The Shrub's did in 2000, and look what happened with him in charge.  (Well, Cheney was really the one in charge. I'm convinced of that.)  And people still think he's fit to be president.

[shudders]

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2012 at 7:34pm

sk8eycat, I get goosebumps every time I take that galactic journey. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 7:21pm
Well I meant that I love the disco turtle - not live the disco turtle - that would be a funny way to live! Disco all the time - lol!
So glad you came here to find support with friends Booklover. We are here for you. You are correct that your other friend is a true friend - In that she accepts you for exactly the way you are and makes you feel good about yourself. A true friend makes you feel good - not bad.
Comment by Tammy S on August 24, 2012 at 6:46pm

Melinda I said this in another discussion last night concerning people who get defensive about their beliefs and it applies here. You are free to shove it up her nose if you like:


 "If someone doesn't like their beliefs challenged, they're not very secure in them to begin with."

 

It worked well to change the course of that conversation. I hope you feel better soon. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2012 at 6:40pm

RE:  Romney's remark about "the place that we were born and raised."  I have no doubt he meant we, white people.  Sounds like a Freudian slip of the tongue that reveals how he truly feels about Barack Obama.  (My opinion.)  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2012 at 6:34pm

Rant away, Melinda.  You're among friends.  We don't mind.  If she's an alcoholic, she's not thinking clearly, so don't let her actions get to you.  And I hope you feel better soon.  :)

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:50pm
I live the disco turtle booklover. I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I'm thinking about you and I hope you feel better soon. Just try to ignore that ex- friend of yours. Try not to visit her FB page. It's better not to look anymore - just make a clean break. Out of sight out of mind so to speak.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2012 at 5:43pm

Grinning Cat, that is so funny! 

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:27pm

Yeah booklover - exactly - maybe he has a twin - I shudder to think of the thought of a twin Mitt Romney out there somewhere.

 

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