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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 6 hours ago. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Friday. 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 30, 2013 at 7:29pm

Thanks for the validation, booklover.

Funny LOLcat, Steph.

What an interesting thing to meet an author, Patricia. The signing was in the grocery store, not the bookstore? I guess book signings are done differently in Cariboo.

Good saying, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 7:22pm

Them: Do you think the dead can live again?
Me: Dr. Frankenstein tried that once. It didn't work out so well...

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 30, 2013 at 6:39pm

Loren, thanks for the laugh! And well said to the evangelist couple, Patricia!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 30, 2013 at 4:33pm

Great hat, Patricia.

Well put, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 3:43pm

Comment by booklover on November 29, 2013 at 6:48pm
For most people Patricia! Especially the ones on the same Continent?! Lol
Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 5:45pm

Comment by booklover on November 29, 2013 at 1:07pm
Lol about Britney Spears, Ian. I also read something about her not knowing where Canada is located. My daughter has a beautiful smile, but a lot of the time it is masking her depression. I'm afraid it will just be a lifelong battle of getting her meds right, therapy, and working on it day- to - day. It's a brain- chemical thing, but society understands my son's type 1 diabetes, but not my daughter's depression issues. There is still a stigma.
Ruth, that is wonderful work you do on extremely important issues.
Well, I'm going to take a nap now!
Comment by Ian Mason on November 29, 2013 at 9:49am

Mindy, your young ones look fine and happy.

Just finished "The Second Coming" by John Niven. Would you believe that Jesus is in heaven jamming with Jimi? There'salso a great quote as a chapter heading. Britney Spears supporting capital punishment because that's how criminals lear their lesson for next time.

Carl, I work nights and in a shift pattern that means not working Mon. og Tues. so I could sleep all day after the Sabbath and be rested for my Wed, night shift so that was all right.

Hope nobody has burst during the U.S,'s big eating day.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2013 at 9:29am

Your kids look great, booklover.

I don't have time to read.

I spent all day yesterday working on this discussion Abnormal Arctic. Grinning Cat did the video remixes and added ideas.

I've been consumed by our unfolding planetary emergency. Sorry I neglected all of you here lately.

I agree with you, Chris, about the numerous mass killings most of us just ignore.

 

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