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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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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 1 hour ago. 21 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 on Wednesday. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 6:30pm

Here's a black top hat - since we are talking about hats.

And .. it's black! : )

So, it's my kind of style.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2012 at 4:47pm

Sorry to hear about your parents Patricia, but pleased to hear about all the other good peeps in your corner.  

I also don't want any "duty" visits from my family.  They are all firm Mormons, and Morons put a lot of emphasis on duty.  So, I get the idea that their visits are mostly that, and I would rather have none.

Comment by booklover on August 22, 2012 at 3:04pm

Maybe we could all wear these and start an Atheist Cat-Hat Club! LOL

Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 12:58pm
Lol booklover! I love it!
Comment by booklover on August 22, 2012 at 12:21pm

A cat showing some self-defense moves for us! :)

Comment by booklover on August 22, 2012 at 12:10pm

Steph, the dogs and baby are funny, and how funny, a pool-playing chicken.  Love that stuff. :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2012 at 11:55am

What a wonderful group of friends' messages to awaken me to a new day!. 

Tony, your poem set a perfect tone. 

Ruth that sweet photo prepares me for my little mouse family that lives in my garden and make crunching sounds as they break open bird seeds and scamper just out of my vision. They are part of my family and your sweet photo reminds me of that fact. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 11:25am

This is funny - dogs and baby.

Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 11:24am

This chicken plays pool.

Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 10:26am
Oh and Tony that was a lovely poem you shared with us - you have real talent!
 

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