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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 37 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 Joan Denoo yesterday. 3 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 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 on Thursday. 4 Replies

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

Granddaughters

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Nov 15. 6 Replies

I've got three grandsons and I love them to death, but my youngest son and his wife had a baby girl in January and I haven't  right since. Granddaughter has me wrapped up like my grandsons never did. What is it about granddaughters? Her name is…Continue

Tags: grand-parent, girls, little, granddaughters

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 12:58pm

"...all those tax-free churches that seem to be on nearly every street corner in every city all across America is not enough..."

That is one subject that really, really burns me up!  "Tax free."  WHY? What it comes down to is that all taxpayers are subsidizing religion, whether they want to or not.  They not only pay no income taxes, property taxes (sometimes no FICA or other payroll taxes), but they can go into any store, but the most expensive mdse, whip out their exemption ID, and pay no sales tax.  Nor do they have to file an annual Form 990 with the IRS as all other non-profit orgs. are required to do.

Churches are part of the privileged 1%, and have been for who knows how long.

Does anybody know why? I sure don't.

 

Comment by Pat on December 8, 2011 at 12:36pm

Holy pine cones, Batman!  Now they're praying to a tree!! Maybe they're waiting for it to catch fire, so it will talk back to them.  

Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2011 at 12:22pm

More disgusting displays of Pious Posturing in Public :

http://ffrf.org/news/blog/wisconsin-christmas-tree-prayer/

I guess praying in church isn't good enough anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on December 7, 2011 at 6:19pm

Love the squirrel picture Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 5, 2011 at 12:30pm

Just passing on a comment from VeganApess.

Ooooooo!!!!!!

Its great to be apart of a wider network of amazing people.

Comment by Alice on December 3, 2011 at 6:51pm

I don't know about a group - but this book is interesting.... on autism  - Dr Natasha Campbell McBride - Gut and Psychology syndrome.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 3, 2011 at 3:47pm

Found this on the web:

Comment by Chris Dodds on December 3, 2011 at 3:29pm

I was just wondering, is there a group for Atheists who have Autism or some other developmental disorder?

Comment by sk8eycat on December 2, 2011 at 6:13pm

Ruth, Jesus IS "toast"!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 2, 2011 at 12:31pm

Dude, that's sooo funny. And the perfect response to folks who see Jesus in toast.

 

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