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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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 on Thursday. 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 The Flying Atheist on December 5, 2013 at 2:31pm

Great video, Sk8eycat.  I love mind-jarring information like that.  It's ironic, but the more I learn about our universe and how large it is, the more I personally feel intimately connected to it.   

Comment by Ian Mason on December 5, 2013 at 2:17pm

That is BIG, Felaine.

Reading "The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" just now. Over 200 years old rudeness. Definitions:

Admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so intoxicated that he vomits into the lap af the person opposite.

Vice-admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so drunk that he pisses under the table and into the shoes of his neighbour.

Parties must have been wild back then.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 5, 2013 at 2:02pm

I wish there was some way to show this in every church in America...all at once!

 
Difficult to wrap your mind around this one!!
If You thought you knew what "big" meant, wait till you watch this video with sound.!!
 
  
Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2013 at 1:05am

I like that , Patricia!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2013 at 3:27pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on December 3, 2013 at 5:14pm

Get an image editing program and create / remix your own! (Many of the things I create lean heavily on others' works.)

Ruth and I use Photoshop, but there are many other choices. - GIMP is free! (www.gimp.org)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 3, 2013 at 4:06pm

Mindy, that is a strong presentation of a strong and necessary statement!

Comment by Loren Miller on December 3, 2013 at 4:02pm

Excellent, Mindy!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 3, 2013 at 2:37pm

That one brought forth a smile, Patricia.

True that, Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 3, 2013 at 1:45pm
10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash... 
Now they have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.
 
 
 

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