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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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Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 22. 13 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

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

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 23 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2014. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2012 at 1:29am

Best wishes for your dad, Grinning Cat! I hope he got quick treatment!

And I'm here because they didn't come to collect the pc, so I reattached all the cables and I'm waiting for the next appointment - in four days...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2012 at 1:17am

Hi all. GrinningCat's Dad had a stroke. Maybe you could leave him a supportive comment. I'm sure he'd appreciate it.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 26, 2012 at 12:51am

All religions seem silly to me although the one I'm used to (Church of England Xtianity) more dull than the others.

Stealing the fireside cat. Just come home from a night's work on a cold morning and that's exactly how I feel.

Comment by booklover on October 25, 2012 at 7:02pm

Love the fireplace cat Steph!

You guys can call me whatever you want~ booklover or Melinda :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 6:02pm

Thanks Joan.  I also often wonder what people prefer to be called, and will try my best to remember any preferences.  

However, as my dad was fond of saying, "you can call me anything, just don't call me late for dinner."

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 5:55pm

Thanks friend Steph.  Wish I could sleep as well as your fall & winter cat!  I'm keeping it.

I agree that religion is so very silly from the outside, and I would also add incredibly stupid and often evil.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2012 at 5:48pm

Spud, I responded to your preference, but apparently I did not push the "Add" button. Thank you for letter us know how you like to be addressed. I, too, had problems figuring out how to direct my comments, so just started copy and pasting names to my responses. That wasn't satisfactory for me either. So "Spud" it is. 
Are there any other people who want to be addressed differently than your site name. 
Sentient Biped?

Booklover? 

sk8eycat? I have to copy your name because I usually spell this wrong. 

Just let me know and I shall be more than happy to comply. Please forgive me if I fail.  

No! don't forgive me ... I don't believe in forgiveness. Hit me once, there is no forgiveness appropriate . 

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 5:34pm

I agree sk8eycat - it is silly once you see it from the outside looking in.

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 5:33pm

Those are both great I laughed Ian and bookover!!

And Spud I will call you friend. : )

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 5:32pm

Ok Spud - I often wonder what people prefer to be called. So Spud it is - thanks for telling me.

So nice to see you here today.

 

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