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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 22 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

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Comment by booklover on June 7, 2013 at 3:35pm

Exactly Angela!  It's comfortable!~ Mindy

Comment by Angela on June 7, 2013 at 3:23pm
Now there's an excellent idea! I like talking here better also. I don't feel the need to censor myself.
Comment by booklover on June 7, 2013 at 3:05pm

I really like getting free samples in the mail and winning things in those online instant-win games.  I actually just won a $100 gift card to Nordstroms.  They all want you to "like" them on FB now first though.  So that's ALL I'm keeping it for.  You should see my page! No info, no pictures, no anything!  I'm not going to comment or reply, and I took off ALL of my friends.  It just stressed me out, and this was one thing I could do in my life to relieve a little stress.

I like talking to you guys better anyway!!! :)

Comment by Angela on June 7, 2013 at 1:29pm
I deal with it also. I need more atheist friends. If someone posts repeated god this and god that I usually just hide them from my timeline. My list is getting long! Haha
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 7, 2013 at 1:07pm
I understand the frustration with Facebook, and the way I handle it may or may not work for anyone else. Anyone who sends me one of those sappy stories about god's interventions, I write them and express my dislike for those obviously contrived, foolish stories, such as god kept my oil bottle full, god spared me from the ... whatever. Bull shit. The real fecal matter type of substance. I then tell them I am blocking them. My beloved cousins, my dear fiends, my neighbors, it doesn't matter who sends these cockamamie stories, they get a block. I don't like the "I'll pray for you" nonsense either, or "Trust in the Lord" delusions. I am 77 years old, and I don't want to read and hear any more self-deceptions.
What I do like to read and hear are expressions of care and compassion. Ideas offer alternative suggestions that may or may not help. If I haven't thought of something, and someone else offers the idea, we both benefit.
People can pray or trust in their created illusion all they want, but it didn't seem to help a lot of people in the tsunamis, earthquakes, volcnic eruptions, land slides, floods, tornadoes. It is so simple, "DOES IT WORK?" If yes, good for you, if no, too bad. Think about the threat and do something productive.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 7, 2013 at 12:02pm

Joseph, that has to be very frustrating when your facebook page looks like christian central.  I think I'd go off the deep end if I had to see that constantly. 

Comment by Joseph Corder on June 7, 2013 at 9:28am

You should see my facebook page.  Mine looks like christian central and hard right wingers!  The only redeeming quality on my page, is my connection to Dusty Smith's facebook feed (Cult of Dusty).  My wifes' side of the family is whacko!!  One of her cousins has a 7th grade education, 2 kids out of wedlock, eats dog food just so his farts stink!!  He posted a message on facebook, describing how he loved his pastors' sermons on Sunday.  He said,  Ain't god awsum!!  He actually misspelled awesome!!!  I guess he doesn't know how to use a spell checker !!

Comment by booklover on June 7, 2013 at 7:34am

LOL Carl, I was going to say the same thing about "small pieces at a time." 

Cute LOL cats Steph and Felaine. :)

So, I officially quit Fakebook!!!!  I left my page open with absolutely nothing on it so I can still get all my free samples I love to send away for.  I kept checking it on my phone all the time.  It was sick!  I felt like I was looking at my phone more than my family and pets!  It's very freeing!~ Mindy

Comment by Angela on June 7, 2013 at 1:58am
LOL
Comment by sk8eycat on June 7, 2013 at 1:43am

 

Hey mom, why dontcha marry him? He asked to take da trash out...daily!

 

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