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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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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 Julie Carter on July 19, 2011 at 7:38pm
@Candace, that is great! I'm in Bedford (work in Las Colinas), and I know LOTS of people that would LOVE that bumper sticker! Most of my friends refuse to cross into Dallas County these days (they're all in Fort Worth), but I can be happy almost anywhere in DFW. But my true home is Austin, though I only lived there in college. Someday I may move back.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 7:16pm

Candance I live in TEXAS and think you're in a conservative area.  Here it's all a cross wrapped in a flag.



Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 6:59pm

Yes, I do.  I even have a partner and we spend a few hours a week to learn songs to sing in two part harmony.  The first song we ever did was Sisters from White Christmas.  We are both hams and love the attention, and the other members ask for it, so they get it.  And all at my little College Station get-togethers.  We have a close group.  Maybe I'll have to stop in on a Dallas meeting with my best friend who lives there, and is also an atheist.


Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 6:57pm

Could be that sign alongs are illegal in Texas.

Now Candance, ole Thomas and I were very close friends so I must be older then you. 

BTW...If any one is interested in alternative energy my home town of San Antonio, TX will (in 6 years) be the first city to go all solar.  They are dumping coal and going with solar.  If one can do it so can others.

As for storage for night use that has been resolved as well.  Interested? Have links will share.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 6:08pm
Hm...I was 5 when it came out then.  I don't know if I was watching it back then.  Either way, long enough time for me to learn the Preamble the hard way.  No way I was going to remember it for 4 or 5 years.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:55pm
Some days I feel old enough to have been one of the founding mothers.
Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 5:47pm

Schoolhouse Rock aired the Preamble first in 1976.  Neat timing.


I was 8 that year, and you can bet I had that catchy tune down in no time.  I couldn't believe that other kids didn't know it two or three years later when we had to memorize it for school. 


I can attest that NOTHING brings  Progressives partygoers to their feet like when I break out my guitar and start playing it.  Talk about a sing-along.  Fun!

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:26pm

It matters not how we learn, only that we do.  Suffrerin' Till Sufferage needs to have a come back.  What are women thinking today?  My children sang Conjuntion Junction till some days I thought I might cry if I ever heard it again. Then again they learned from that little song and that makes it alright with me.


The best of the Internet is lost because the sites most used are the ones that show on a quick search.  There is so much to learn and know about the constitution.  When in debate about an amendment I often use case law, this is but one of their links.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 5:01pm
I think I had to memorize it before Schoolhouse Rock did this.  It would have made it sooo much easier.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 4:58pm

For you's really pretty easy to remember...even if I don't know it set to music.  One of the curses of teaching.

"We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.



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