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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 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 Plinius on July 10, 2012 at 1:40am
Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 10:23pm

Dear Flying Atheist, Bob Hope/aka Burbank Airport is a damn sight closer!  Like maybe a 10 minute drive, depending on traffic.  LAX is miles and miles away.

Uhhh...were you planning on travelling by conventional aircraft, or do you fly under your own power? (Just asking.)  ;>D

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2012 at 8:53pm

A nice spicy Bloody Mary with a big ole jumbo green olive and accompanied by stuffed jalapenos......Yummmmmm.  Sk8eycat, I'll be on the first morning flight to LAX!!  

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 9, 2012 at 8:06pm

Melinda, I'm with you. I only go on facebook to see pics from family. I only have 8 friends, and they are all family, except 2 from AN. You can look me up if you want. You, I would accept. But don't feel obligated in any way.

Oh, and if the wine and bloody mary's don't work, it's on to mojitos! lol.

Comment by annet on July 9, 2012 at 8:00pm

Back to being a hermit I guess.  I can't stand the dumbasses, I really can't.

 

LOL. agreed booklover.  

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 7:53pm

*SNORRRRTTTT!!!*

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 7:37pm

Here ya go booklover! I hope it makes you smile! (and everyone else too!)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 7:21pm

The Bloody Mary with beer & Snap-E-Tom has a bit of a bite.  You can also use regular tomato juice and a squeeze of lemon, or your favorite flavor of V-8.  It's a nice cooler.

I also am reminded of a scene from a TV mini-series called "Fresno," starring Carol Burnett.  T'was a spoof of "Dallas."  This wealthy family was seated at an elegant breakfast table, and drinking Bloody Marys with a giant stalk of celery in each glass as a swizzle stick.  Nobody took their celery out of the glass when they took a sip, so they were getting poked in the eye/nose/whatever.  With perfectly straight faces.

I was howling, and wishing I had been on the set when they shot that sequence.  I wonder how many takes they went through to get it right. (I think we have that thing on VHS...somewhere.)

A classic.  IMO.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 2:32pm

I joined FlakeBook at the request of a high school friend about 4 years ago.  Almost immediately I 1) started hearing from every classmate who bored me to death 55+ years ago, and 2) the amount of cr*p in my Spam Folder more than tripled.  I dropped out before the first week was over.

My favorite "Bloody Mary" is the type made with beer and Snap-E-Tom.  (Served with deep-fried stuffed jalapenos!)  YUM!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

ROFL great joke rewrite sk8eycat!

 

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