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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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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Sunday. 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

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

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Comment by Carl Pastor on August 24, 2011 at 11:42pm
oh yes and dont forget w bushes comment that we atheist are not americans.  so we won't get no "A"
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 24, 2011 at 11:40pm
oh you mean the stupid lapel pin all our politicians wear. i believe all symbols, whatever are crap.  our nation was created by the people, for the people.  people not symbols.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 24, 2011 at 11:15pm
What, separation of church and state? How unthinkable for a memorial.
Comment by Chris Dodds on August 24, 2011 at 11:03pm
Look, I'm all for equality at Ground Zero, but wouldn't it be easier to just take down all the religious symbolism and replace it all with, oh I don't know, the American Flag?
Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2011 at 10:47pm
Don't forget a stylized capital "A" for any closeted atheists, too.
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 24, 2011 at 10:19pm
yes you are right alexa and of course yu are right too sk8.  there must be a piece of metal shaped like a crescent for the muslems that were there and died, and of course a lump of melted metal that looks like a buddha for the buddhists.
Comment by alexa penzner on August 24, 2011 at 2:59pm
the earthquake was NOT in NY. it was in virginia and felt all the way up here in nyc and as far as the circle of the quake went (like when you drop a pebble in the water), which was all over the east coast. by the way, we are very aware of the old, old faults here as well.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2011 at 2:49pm

Re: WTC "cross" 

 

Fundies are so narrow-minded that it doesn't occur to them that those towers weren't occupied by xians only.  Or even American citizens only.

 

And I wonder how many more years we are going to wallow in this.  We still remember Dec. 7th.  But we've almost totally forgotten July 20, 1969.  Disgusting.

Comment by Carl Pastor on August 24, 2011 at 11:35am
hey i got a beard, i must be jebus
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 24, 2011 at 11:33am
of course the fundys will claim whatever pops into their minds. iwasnt offended by jons thing on the 9/11 cross. i know he often uses clips from fox to show how silly they are
 

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