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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.

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Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz on Thursday. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 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

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Comment by sk8eycat on August 13, 2012 at 7:11pm

Booklover: Aww...what a cutie-pie!

In the meantime, y''s an amusement park ride I've never seen before (and have no desire to try!)

Don't forget to wear Depends!
(Do they sell those in Russia?)
Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 6:27pm
Ah that's just so awesome Melinda! I really laughed. Needed that too! Thank you!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 6:14pm

Hahaha! I truly laughed out loud, Melinda. I am taking this one. Thanks for the laugh! :)

Comment by sk8eycat on August 13, 2012 at 6:03pm

Claudia: "...Jesus as one of his own" WHAT?  Myths?  Folk tales?  As far as I know, the "Jesus" of the gospels is/was 100% fiction. Same as Noah, Moses, and Abraham.  They are all folk heroes, like William Tell and Rip van Winkle.

No evidence for any of them.

Forget about it and get on with your own life.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 4:20pm

Yeah, just struck me as off-center, tilted, silliness. Right up my alley!

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 4:04pm
I love that Tony!! Lol!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 4:01pm

Hey Melinda, total non-sequitor (sp?) here, but when I saw this, I snorted and thought of you. Don't know why, except you like silly, funny things too. :) -Kinda Pythonesque.

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 1:12am
Glad to have you back Tara! Thanks for joining my group! Glad to have you!
Comment by Ian Mason on August 12, 2012 at 10:34pm

Welcome back, Tara.

Comment by Tara on August 12, 2012 at 9:53pm

Hi all!  I've been gone on hiatus for almost a year it seems as I've been bogged down with school/work/kids.  

*insert rambling, near-whiny whimpering and general grumpy explanations here*

Anyway, glad to see that things are still pretty active around here... Lots of stuff to read up on!  :)


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