Hang With Friends

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan on Wednesday. 9 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

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 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

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


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 Tony Carroll on March 30, 2012 at 4:51pm

Very cool, my friend. Will be looking forward to a report on it, as you see fit. Enjoy, and be well.

Comment by Steph S. on March 30, 2012 at 4:47pm

That is very cool Richard. Wish I lived in NC and I could go too. Have a good time.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 30, 2012 at 4:45pm

Going to Rock Beyond Belief tomorrow, WooHoo! Two major atheist rallies in 7 days, …my 10y/o stepson gets to attend a Q&A with Richard Dawkins

Cool much?

Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2012 at 5:21pm

@Justalysn: I'm sorry.  I signed onto FacePalm when it first started up, and it was a ghastly experience.  Maybe they've refined it, or something, but I am beginning to resent the new development where one is required to register with them in order to comment on news articles online, and things like that. 

I guess I prefer to hang onto a little bit of privacy.  I live in a suburb of Los Angeles, and sometimes I'd like to crawl into a cave and hide, but I can't.

Comment by Mac Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:47am
Justalysn, you are quite right. I live in a village of 300 odd people (that includes the outlaying farms, and a Hutterite colony), hundreds of kilometers away from my nearest family. We use Facecrack to communicate, and let each other know what is happening in our lives. This includes my brother, his son, and several cousins in England, a sister-in-law in California, and a friend in Argentina.
As well, Facecrack keeps me in touch with people I've made friends with on the Nexus, and other social web sites.
The name "Facecrack" comes from how addictive it is, and is more "tongue-in cheek", than a serious criticism.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2012 at 1:55am

@Mac and Richard: Both names are apt.  I've also heard it called "FakeBook."  "BrainFarts" seems to describe it, too. 

I tried it for a week two years ago at the request of a classmate; the only people I heard from were the reasons I've never gone to a reunion in 50 years (number 55 is coming up this year)...classmates I never liked.  Self-important socialites, etc.  And a mailbox full of spam.  No thanks.

Comment by Mac Rex on March 23, 2012 at 10:52pm
A bunch of us out this way call it "Facecrack".
Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 23, 2012 at 10:37pm

"I don't "do" FlakeBook"

I call it FacePalm. 

Comment by Michael Brodie on March 21, 2012 at 11:33pm

Hi.  The title of the page is  Religion Poisons Everything   Community Page about Antitheism

Comment by sk8eycat on March 21, 2012 at 9:20pm

Somebody sent me this link, but I don't "do" FlakeBook, and I refuse to register with them to see just one page.   Anybody interested in checking this out?


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