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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 15 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

Aljam

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 Plinius on December 25, 2013 at 12:40pm

I compared their god to Little Red Ridinghood once. Was a rather nice way to end a ´friendship´.

Comment by booklover on December 25, 2013 at 11:39am
I wish I had the nerve to put that on my Facebook page! I did put something up though that a friend, who is an Atheist and goes to UU church, put up. It was comparing god to Santa Claus. Most people probably won't even bother to read it!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:38am

Sorry to hear about your electricity problem sk8eycat. I'm glad yo got it back on.

Funniest Virgin Mary ever, Flying Atheist. I read recently that 1% of US pregnancies are claimed by the mother to be virgin births.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:34am

Good one, booklover!!!!!

Comment by Steph S. on December 25, 2013 at 11:09am

I agree with your pic about christians and their bible booklover.

That is so true.

Hope everyone is having a good day with their families.

Comment by booklover on December 25, 2013 at 9:28am

Comment by booklover on December 25, 2013 at 9:27am

I'm sorry you had to go through that Felaine.  I'm glad you got it turned back on!  Cool interactive card!

Carl, that pic of Mary is funny! :)

Joan thanks for "Let's Dance."

My Mom is coming over for a few hours today.  I am so glad xmas is done!  My in-laws gave my husband and I some money which we are going to use to pay a bill!  Not very exciting, but there is no "thing" that we want!  Not having a bill makes us happier!  My kids got lots of gift cards for gas and food, and got cash and clothes also, so they are SET!  I'm just going to relax today and maybe do a little cleaning.  My husband, who works mostly outdoors, does not sound good with his coughing.  I really hope it doesn't turn into bronchitis!  He works 2 more days, and then has a week off.  Tomorrow is going to be a horrible day at work for him just because of the volume of stuff.  He probably won't get home until way after dinner.  Poor guy!  He has a hard job! I hope you all get to just chill today, and then there are only 2 work days left in the week!~ Mindy

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:40pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:38pm

Sk8eycat, I'm glad you were able to get your power turned back on.  Several years ago when I was laid off from work and collecting unemployment insurance, I had to resort to the same type of actions, trying to seek out governmental assistance just for basic necessities.  Been there, done that.  Yes, it's humiliating.  But I'm so glad those safety nets were in place when they were desperately needed. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 24, 2013 at 10:37pm

That's horrible, Felaine. Seems that the spirit of Scrooge is alive and well.

Love the interactive card. Thanks.

 

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