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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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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 sk8eycat on February 9, 2014 at 9:50am

Chris, thank you!  I'm looking out the window at a lightly overcast morning, waiting for some rain clouds to materialize.  *sigh* 

@Patricia, Phphphbtbtbtbttt!

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2014 at 1:43am

A packet of rain, Sk8eycat? We've got plenty - I could use a day without getting wet when I walk to the supermarket. Watch the post!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 8, 2014 at 11:16pm

We haven't had any winter to speak of here...no rain near the coast = no snow pack in the Sierras.  We're already in semi-drought, and summer will be worse.  Please send me some snow!

Thank you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 8, 2014 at 9:17pm

No, Mindy.  I didn't see you.  Must have been while I was taking a nap.  Hope you had a good time.  I'm sure it was snowing while you were here. 

I don't know about everyone else, but I am so tired of this winter.  I usually handle the winter season pretty well.  I don't mind the snow (and we've had a fair share this year), but the prolonged frigid temperatures are wearing me down.  It's just constantly uncomfortably cold.  I don't remember the last time the temperature was above freezing.  There's been no break in this cycle.  We're lucky if it gets up into the 20's.  And that doesn't even last a whole day.  I'm fortunate to have a job that takes me to California, Arizona, and Florida this time of year, but even that hasn't been enough to ease the pain of having to return to ice-age conditions week after week.  I hope we don't get screwed out of having a good Spring this year.  Mary, mother of Jesus in heaven I'll be very pissed if we are.  [end of rant.]

Comment by sk8eycat on February 8, 2014 at 8:27pm

I just went to the NBC website to see what Olympic events were supposed to be on tonight, and the first thing I saw was, "Follow the Medal Count on FACEBOOK!"  Gaaaaah!  The LEAST important part of the whole event.

I think I'll turn in early.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 7, 2014 at 11:00pm

Patricia, I'm stealing that lovely post.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 7, 2014 at 10:58pm

Something to celebrate Sochi. And yes, I took it from FB.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 7, 2014 at 10:37pm

I've been getting junk calls too, offering to lower my credit card interest rates; I've gotten many "final notices" in regard to "the financial stimulus".

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 7, 2014 at 8:45pm

The "do not call" list worked wonderfully for the first several years.  There was a noticeable end to the many unwanted calls.  But in the past year or two, I've been getting the calls again.  I don't even answer the phone if my caller I.D. indicates the number is a 1-800 number or "unavailable."  And EVERY time, they just hang up when my answering machine kicks in.  They never leave a message, but they keep calling back.  What a pathetic "business model" these people have.       

Comment by sk8eycat on February 7, 2014 at 7:06pm

Patricia, it probaly wouldn't work.  I signed up with the US National Do Not Call registry years ago, and that did work for a while, but now all those telemarketing outfits use automatic diallers.  My phone starts ringing at 9 AM sharp...and keeps going till 7PM. 

I have to ask myself what damn fool would give a major household repair job to a stranger on the other end of the phone line?  As IF I were contemplating such a thing in the first place.

 

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