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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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

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 sk8eycat on March 24, 2012 at 1:55am

@Mac and Richard: Both names are apt.  I've also heard it called "FakeBook."  "BrainFarts" seems to describe it, too. 

I tried it for a week two years ago at the request of a classmate; the only people I heard from were the reasons I've never gone to a reunion in 50 years (number 55 is coming up this year)...classmates I never liked.  Self-important socialites, etc.  And a mailbox full of spam.  No thanks.

Comment by Mac Rex on March 23, 2012 at 10:52pm
A bunch of us out this way call it "Facecrack".
Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 23, 2012 at 10:37pm

"I don't "do" FlakeBook"

I call it FacePalm. 

Comment by Michael Brodie on March 21, 2012 at 11:33pm

Hi.  The title of the page is  Religion Poisons Everything   Community Page about Antitheism

Comment by sk8eycat on March 21, 2012 at 9:20pm

Somebody sent me this link, but I don't "do" FlakeBook, and I refuse to register with them to see just one page.   Anybody interested in checking this out?

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I know you'll love this site!

https://www.facebook.com/GodIsNotGreat

Comment by Plinius on March 21, 2012 at 12:47am

Not sure if this is the right place to post a petition..

http://www.avaaz.org/en/forced_to_marry_her_rapist_b/?cgJDhab

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2012 at 12:30pm

Hi Debbie.  Welcome!  Lot's of great people and interesting topics here.  Enjoy the rally.  I'll be home to see if and how the mainstream media covers this event.

Comment by Debbie Deal on March 20, 2012 at 7:16am

Hello Friends! New here, I am.

I live on the eastern shore of Maryland. Can't wait til this weekend! Here's hoping that the weather cooperates!

Comment by Simone Rosa on March 19, 2012 at 11:35pm

I had this event on my calendar and was planning to attend (especially since it coincides with the Cherry Blossom Festival) but being sick for 3+ wks has sidelined me as well as stopping my income stream so this is out of the question for me due to expense, illness and my project schedule. 

 

On a related note, I haven't heard a SINGLE WORD about this event in the mainstream media channels (not even NPR) which causes concern for how effective the event will be.  I sincerely hope there's some media coverage of this weekend's event so the effort isn't in vain.

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2012 at 11:19pm
Yes I plan on going to the Reason Rally. It will be great!
 

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