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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' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 13 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

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

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 23 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

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2014. 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

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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.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 7:55pm

Oh, Joan!  "Lets Dance" had me sitting here with happy tears in my eyes.

Thank you SO very much!  I really needed that after all the trauma and red tape of the last two days. (Burbank DWP shut off our electricity yesterday morning because I couldn't pay the bill, and I spent the rest of the day going from one aid association to another collecting vouchers to get the power turned back on.  It was humiliating.)

So I'm going to watch that video some more...and the full length one of Patrick Swayze.  He looked, and moved, so much like one of my skating partners from HOI 1968...so secksy!  And talented. (I'm still in touch with Johnny...my ex-partner...he went from skating to mainframe programming...great bod, and great brain...and funny  Our "love song" is "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers.)

Thanks for the memories!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 24, 2013 at 4:36pm

Interesting lesson, Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 3:47pm

Kind of like "The Shamy" on The Big Bang Theory.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 3:11pm

Thanks Felaine, I like the Elion interactive scene.

BTW, our first names are nearly the same.  Mine is Francis.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 2:50pm

I've seen this one before, but I enjoy it, so I thought I'd spread it around:

Click "Elion". After looking at the image, drag your mouse over it.

Comment by booklover on December 24, 2013 at 8:23am

good pictures and music everyone.  I hope you all have a relaxing few days!  Tonight we go to my in-laws house.  At least my MIL is a good cook.  I am always happy to see my "kids" get things that make them smile.  Tomorrow we stay home and my mom comes over.  We do presents, even the animals get presents of course!  My dog loves to open them! :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 12:16am

Thank you, Ian.  The same to you. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 23, 2013 at 11:55pm

Happy Holidays dear friends. :-)

 

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