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 Loren Miller 19 hours ago. 11 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 Paula T. on November 4, 2011 at 6:09pm

I'm hoping for a great weekend and already looking forward to the holidays with my new granddaughter :)


I hope everyone has a great weekend, too!

Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2011 at 5:13pm
I want everyone to have a nice weekend! : )
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 25, 2011 at 11:00pm
Great buybull warning sticker, Justalysn! Thanks. And thanks for the new term too.
Comment by Steph S. on October 16, 2011 at 8:01pm
The FFRF have bible warning stickers.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on October 16, 2011 at 4:51pm
That'll be one for the trash along with the not quite sealed candies.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on October 16, 2011 at 4:42pm
Every time I stay in a hotel room and find a Gideon bible in the drawer, I have to resist the impulse to tear out the pages and throw the shreds in the trash. I don't, mostly because it would take too much time!! LOL! I am not militant, but I truly believe that religion belongs in the church and in the home, and not in public. I remember the old Christian Science Reading Rooms -- if people WANTED to go in there, they could, but the CSers were NOT out pounding the pavement. There are ways to be tolerant and civilized about religion, but passing out Bible verses to other people's children is not one of them.
Comment by Richard Dana on October 11, 2011 at 1:04am
So, energy, like the potential within a physical system to do work?  Or woobityjoobity energy?
Comment by Jas Brimstone on October 10, 2011 at 10:19pm
Of course they'll give out the same amount of energy... none. (cue smartass physics lecture on the minute amounts of energy all atomic particles give off in 3...2...)
Comment by Lary9 on October 9, 2011 at 2:55pm
Some AN subgroups ought to have an age requirement---21 and older. Like it could be rated NC-21..."Not-for-Children under 21". Or maybe...
"You must be an atheist with at least 5 years of private and public atheism in order to comment on questions at a 'profoundness level of 7 and up'..." (on a scale of 0-10)
Or maybe we coud just all retreat to neutral corners and go back to the old ways of not being candid about our personal ontological beliefs.
Comment by dr kellie on October 9, 2011 at 11:12am

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