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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 on Thursday. 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 Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:25pm

The bin for Fluffies is funny Melinda.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:24pm

Disgusting beliefs they are Joan.  Well put.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 1:14pm

Thank you, Patricia, for this poster. I am reposting. I would add: 

You either have a god who: 

 sends child rapists to rape children, or 

 simply watches it and says "When you're done I'm going to punish you, or 

 simply watches and says "When you are done, and when you confess Jesus as your lord, you are forgiven."

That forgiveness holds even if you rape, abuse, insult others and even murder your whole life, and before taking your last breath, you confess Jesus, you are forgiven?  

What about the person who is decent, honest, reliable, caring, compassionate, and loving, who does not confess Jesus, is he or she destined for burning in eternal damnation? 

Are these beliefs disgusting to you as well?

Hopefully we have a judicial system that meters out justice to the callous individual.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 4, 2013 at 6:00am

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:56am
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:32am

I wonder, box stores may sell cheaper, but I surely like my local baker who turns out pie crust as good as grandma's; the butcher who has only antibiotic-free beef from a local farmer who has immaculate operations that I am welcome to visit; eggs from a woman who raises egg money to augment her retirement; fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets in the neighborhood during summer and autumn. I drove only 300 miles in the last 6 months; I read articles from the internet and watch videos available at no cost. All in all, I live a pretty simple life style and love it. I suppose it wouldn't do for an energetic person, but I am happy and have everything I need and want.

I wonder if huge corporations will be affected by these new sources for food?    

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 3, 2013 at 11:19pm

ROFL Grinning Cat, that’s one heluva cable commercial!

Have a great day.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2013 at 8:32pm

TFA: Whoops!  Pardonnez moi!  Srsly.

IAN- "when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 3, 2013 at 8:20pm

"when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

Sk8eycat, you'll need to readdress that question to Ian.  He made that statement. 

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2013 at 6:03pm

TFA: "when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

 

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