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Hang With Friends

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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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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia on Monday. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:04am

I like the comic strip Grinning Cat.

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:03am

You are right Loren - I was indoctrinated.

But I am finally free.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2012 at 12:52am

@ Loren Miller, YES!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 31, 2012 at 11:14pm

In Atheist Humor, Scott Ward pointed us to the The Oatmeal comic "How to suck at your religion".

A relevant snippet about indoctrination:

Comment by Paula T. on July 31, 2012 at 10:19pm
Thanks for sharing your conversation with your FB friend. And she just can't see that she, too, is brainwashed. I agree with Loren - children need to be skilled with critical thinking. It's sad that so many people discourage their child from being inquisitive, which comes naturally.
Comment by sk8eycat on July 31, 2012 at 3:16pm

"Chick-fil-A Lays an Egg" blog post by Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-prez:

http://ffrf.org/news/blog/chick-fil-a-lays-an-egg/

The comments following the post are interesting, too. 

(If Mr. Cathy runs his business on "biblical principles" as he claims, I wonder if he beats his "servants/slaves" when they make mistakes.)

Comment by booklover on July 31, 2012 at 11:57am

Great analogy El Solo Lobo! :)

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 31, 2012 at 9:34am

God is a gentleman like Hitler was a great humanitarian.

Comment by booklover on July 31, 2012 at 9:11am

Sylvia, so your friend thinks "god is a gentleman"?  LOL  That just cracks me up!  Some gentleman!!!!  Glad to be on FB with you :)

Comment by Loren Miller on July 31, 2012 at 5:28am

Children should also be competent to understand, examine and analyze what they are being taught, particularly when it has been the church's longstanding history to get them young BEFORE they have such capacities.  That is called Indoctrination.

Teaching that an unsupported and unproven superstition is true is bad enough.  Insisting that one's life (or afterlife) DEPENDS on believing that superstition is far worse.

 

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