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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.

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

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Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz on Thursday. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 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 Mar 24. 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

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Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 19, 2012 at 11:29am

"There's a discussion in here somewhere about the Westboro Baptwits planniing to (try to) disrupt the Reason Rally this weekend"

This Blog is probably as closest to the source as you're going to get on this site.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 19, 2012 at 11:01am

"Does anybody know where I can find that discussion?  Which group?"

There are a few, as well as a couple of AN blogs on the go...

Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2012 at 10:50am

HALP!  There's a discussion in here somewhere about the Westboro Baptwits planniing to (try to) disrupt the Reason Rally this weekend, and I had something I wanted to say on the subject, BUT now I can't find it.  I've been cat-sitting at a computerless house, and when I got home, there were no more emails from that discussion in my In-box.

Does anybody know where I can find that discussion?  Which group?

Not that what I had to say is terribly profound, but it's been on what I use for a mind, and it's driving me crazy...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 18, 2012 at 2:51am

Comment by sk8eycat on March 17, 2012 at 3:54pm

I have some friends (3 cousins!) who seem to check NASA, Hubble, and other astronomical sites almost daily, and they send me the links to the super-cool stuff.

Makes me wish my dad was still alive...he was an astronomy fan, too.  He'd be glued to the screen 24/7.  (He used to take me to the Griffith Observatory at least once a year.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 17, 2012 at 11:28am

Sk8eycat, thanks for sharing "Scale of the Universe."  That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. 

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 17, 2012 at 9:45am

This is so cool, a 24 hour live feed from the ISS.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 10:32pm

"Scale of the Universe...as we know it."

I can see my house from there!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 10:23pm
Scale of the Universe...as we know it.
 
Use the scroll bar to zoom in and out. Click on objects to learn more.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 9:48pm

I don't watch much TV when I'm at hoome, but this past week I was house-sitting (CAT-sitting, really) for a friend, so I pigged out on MSNBC, Food Network, and a few other channels.  She has Time-Warner Cable, and they moved Animal Planet to a higher (more expensive) tier...the SOBs!

Humans are a planetary disaster now...there are too many of us, for starters, and we have been reproducing at an alarming rate.  (And that Edsel-faced InSanetorum wants to limit access to contraceptives, or outlaw them completely?  Sheee-yit!  There should be a way to sneak the stuff into the water supply... everywhere!)

 

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