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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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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat yesterday. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 21. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 3:25pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 30, 2012 at 3:23pm

Theistic memeplexes are always "reinventing" themselves, that's how I see the screenplay format Bible translation. It's no concern to me.

Comment by dr kellie on July 30, 2012 at 3:22pm

A wall of shame sounds great.  I'm not on facebook, so I miss out on all the insanity.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 30, 2012 at 2:30pm

Anything for a good laugh, Sylvia. Will look forward to that.

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 2:16pm

I have some funny messages in my inbox on FB. They're from Christian friends, and I have thought about making a Wall of Shame. Would anyone be interested? I can take screen shots and black their names out... funny stuff! 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 30, 2012 at 2:11pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 30, 2012 at 8:16am

Thanks for the interesting story, Tony Carroll.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 30, 2012 at 7:35am

Would have been nice if he could have got some revenge with straight-jackets, anti-psychotic medicines and ECT :-)

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 30, 2012 at 6:10am

Speaking in tongues. sk8eycat, everytime I hear that, brings to mind a story I have, a true one that will make you roflyao.

In 1978, I had been out of USAF about 8 mos., going to school, and working at the ambulance service in Washington County, Mississippi. We received a call for woman down. Unknown. Was at a Pentecostal church. My friend George and his partner Tommy made the call. Approximately 5 min. after arrival at scene, George came over the radio, calling for help. Needed police, was trapped, couldn't get out of the building. Needless to say, not only police, but all units not on a call plus a fire crew responded. I was on a transfer, so couldn't respond.

When I got back to the station, George was standing there, looking like a drowned cat. The Cops, Firefighters, and EMT's were all laughing at him. Seems when they got to the church, there was a lady lying on the floor, apparentely having a siezure. When my friend knelt next to her, someone said to him, 'Move away you devil', and poured 'holy water' on him. They gatherd around him in a circle, chanting son of satan, the devil, etc., and flinging water at him. He couldn't get out of the circle! He got soaked. The woman came around, refusing any care. She had been 'slain in the spirit', and had been possessed by the holy ghost. Needless to say, for the next few weeks, every so often we would squirt water at him and yell "Son Of Satan'. LOL. Good times. And his partner got away unscathed! I guess the lord does work in mysterious ways. :))) !

Comment by sk8eycat on July 29, 2012 at 11:43pm

@Joan, GOOD list.  I think I would add to it:

An omnipotent being that is unable to communicate with everyone on the planet in their native languages concerning his/her/its wishes.  Can only speak through self-appointed mouthpieces...mostly in obsolescent languages that only scholars understand. (But seems to get ssome jollies out of Pentecostals making fools of themselves by rolling on the floor, "speaking in tongues.").

D'ruther ROTFLMAO, myself.

 

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