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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.

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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 12 hours ago. 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 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

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Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 2:16pm

I have some funny messages in my inbox on FB. They're from Christian friends, and I have thought about making a Wall of Shame. Would anyone be interested? I can take screen shots and black their names out... funny stuff! 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 30, 2012 at 2:11pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 30, 2012 at 8:16am

Thanks for the interesting story, Tony Carroll.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 30, 2012 at 7:35am

Would have been nice if he could have got some revenge with straight-jackets, anti-psychotic medicines and ECT :-)

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 30, 2012 at 6:10am

Speaking in tongues. sk8eycat, everytime I hear that, brings to mind a story I have, a true one that will make you roflyao.

In 1978, I had been out of USAF about 8 mos., going to school, and working at the ambulance service in Washington County, Mississippi. We received a call for woman down. Unknown. Was at a Pentecostal church. My friend George and his partner Tommy made the call. Approximately 5 min. after arrival at scene, George came over the radio, calling for help. Needed police, was trapped, couldn't get out of the building. Needless to say, not only police, but all units not on a call plus a fire crew responded. I was on a transfer, so couldn't respond.

When I got back to the station, George was standing there, looking like a drowned cat. The Cops, Firefighters, and EMT's were all laughing at him. Seems when they got to the church, there was a lady lying on the floor, apparentely having a siezure. When my friend knelt next to her, someone said to him, 'Move away you devil', and poured 'holy water' on him. They gatherd around him in a circle, chanting son of satan, the devil, etc., and flinging water at him. He couldn't get out of the circle! He got soaked. The woman came around, refusing any care. She had been 'slain in the spirit', and had been possessed by the holy ghost. Needless to say, for the next few weeks, every so often we would squirt water at him and yell "Son Of Satan'. LOL. Good times. And his partner got away unscathed! I guess the lord does work in mysterious ways. :))) !

Comment by sk8eycat on July 29, 2012 at 11:43pm

@Joan, GOOD list.  I think I would add to it:

An omnipotent being that is unable to communicate with everyone on the planet in their native languages concerning his/her/its wishes.  Can only speak through self-appointed mouthpieces...mostly in obsolescent languages that only scholars understand. (But seems to get ssome jollies out of Pentecostals making fools of themselves by rolling on the floor, "speaking in tongues.").

D'ruther ROTFLMAO, myself.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 29, 2012 at 11:28am

Joan, Sorry I didn't answer right away.  I'm having major computer problems.  In order to afford getting a tech to clean my hard drive, I'm going to have to sell my car....which I haven't driven in months , anyway.

Yes.   That's the Gorey cat & books drawing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2012 at 6:38am

Kissing Hank's Ass is a great bit of satire (is that the right word?), and written so even I can understand it.

Comment by Plinius on July 29, 2012 at 12:27am

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Comment by Ian Mason on July 28, 2012 at 9:57pm

A good list, Joan. Solid common sense. And thanks for the link, GC. I'm off to read the whole thing now.

 

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