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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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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 Randall Smith on January 18, 2015 at 8:31am

My "sustainable" farmer son-in-law just received 240 baby chicks (lost three). They are so adorable! He and his 5 yr old son spend a lot of time with them attempting to bond. Seems plausible (see dog and chicks below).

Comment by sk8eycat on January 18, 2015 at 12:11am

From Freethought Today:

Studies show exempting churches and religious organizations from taxes in America costs taxpayers between $71 billion and $83.5 billion a year.

Can we say "rip-off," boys & girls?

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2015 at 6:50pm

My cats wrote emayl leddurrz lawg beeforr I ever heard of lol-speak.

It started years ago when my cat wouldn't quit bugging me while I was typing emails to a friend in England. It became a ritual for our cats to emayl eetch uhthurr evree day an kumplayn uhbbowt thuh hyoominz an how dum thay arr.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 6:32pm

I didn't make that LOL...my sister found it on Cheezburger.  I rarely go there anymore; it's become too complicated and FlakeBook-y.  Since it's impossible to tell the sex of baby ducks....till they get their adult plumage, I dunno why the Akita is bitching about sandwiches.  I think the dog is a female, anyway.  I've seen those pix before with different captions.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 17, 2015 at 2:27pm

Thanks, Joan. I'm happy about more sunshine every day too.

I like your evolution poster, Ian. Not sure what writing a story in alternating passages means.

Glad some of you are enjoying the weather.

Cute LOL sk8eycat, excepting that the caption suggests that women should be making food for men.

Wut's wit the LOLspeak?

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2015 at 2:04pm

Havint gawt no raynz tuh send yuh Anty Feelaine.

Frum yur fayvritt neffyoo, Purr-Dee

Comment by Ian Mason on January 17, 2015 at 1:55pm

If I could export the rain there's been in Denmark I would be a wealthy man. It looks like the freeze is going to start though.

I've just started a little project with a Danish online friend. Writing stories in alternating sentences/passages. I've never tried it before and it's strange. All my mental images that I have when I write are knocked down by the words I recieve and I have to start again. Relinquishing control does not come easy. I'm sure it's stimulating for the "little gray cells" though.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:25pm

Felaine, I would share some of our rain ... except, we lack snow pack. Summer may be a scorcher. Who knows, with all the different weather patterns we have seen in Spokane. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:17pm

Akshully, doze r dux....but who carez?

Now...If ebrybuddy wood send us dere rayn.....!  Wee needz it!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:15pm

dogs,chicks,snuggle,ladies man

 

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