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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' 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 Idaho Spud on December 25, 2014 at 3:48pm

That's funny GC.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 25, 2014 at 12:38pm

Silly kitteh, every day is boxing day!

(image source: a discussion about "how cats see things". One poster wrote, "*opens box and sets aside to inspect contents* / *reaches over less than 30seconds later to retrieve box* / *box mysteriously weighs an additional 10lbs* / *opens box to find this* / They are like frieking magicians. Look away and BAM CAT IN BOX")

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2014 at 11:17am

And for December 26th....

Comment by Larry on December 25, 2014 at 9:39am

Wow!  Loren, guess we'll have your 'left-overs' tonight.  Same menu except, add baked ham to it.  Will be thinking of your family tonight.  Just viewed your profile, to paraphrase W. C. Fields; "Everyone who loves 'cats' and hate kids, can't be all bad!"  ha ha

Comment by Loren Miller on December 25, 2014 at 9:13am

We had Christmas Eve dinner last night with me, my gal and her kids and grandkids - ham, green bean casserole, taters & gravy, corn, and other good stuff.  Today it's just me and her and a pair of stuffed Cornish hens, which works just fine for moi!

Comment by Pat on December 25, 2014 at 8:40am
Home alone all day, Randall? Lucky you. I'm envious. I'd rather be at the office than where I'm at. Long story
Comment by Randall Smith on December 25, 2014 at 7:31am

Today, Christmas, doesn't feel any different than any other day--except for the radio music. Home alone all day and glad for it!

Here's wishing you all good health and happy non-theistic thoughts.

Comment by Patricia on December 25, 2014 at 1:32am

Sounds delicious Felaine.

Don't know about cat foods, but our grocery prices are generally quite a bit higher than yours. I see ads on US tv all the time, so am able to compare.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2014 at 12:59am

I'm gonna make cram-berry sawse in the morning, and put orange zest and juice in it...and 2 tsp cinnamon.  YUM!  Good on biscuits or toast.  Or chicken.  Or Yams.  ALL of that!

Now that I have REAL food to cook, I'm not hungry.  Yet.

Oh!  Pet fans, I bought some of that new stuff for my cats..."Beyond"....they really snarfed it down, but it's expensive.  $1.30 for a small 3 oz. can.  They will get it for an occasional treat, but not every day. 

But Pumpkin just came in and thanked me...my sweet little old man will be 16 on Jan. 1st.  Still acts like a juvenile; looks like one, too.  (He was a bit of a runt; his feral mother was much too young to have kittens when she got pregnant.  She went to live in Kanab, Utah, at the Best /Friends Sanctuary....no place else would accept her.) 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 25, 2014 at 12:05am

Sounds like a good feast, K.H.  I heartily approve of all your choices!  Enjoy the time with your loved ones.

 

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