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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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 Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 6:44pm

Ian Mason, I am so very sorry to learn of your step-mum and mum doing poorly. My thoughts remain with you. Comfort and peace. 

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 5:25pm

Haha - funny kitty!

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 5:23pm

I would love to see pictures of Buddy Joseph.

Oh yeah Joseph - I posted that lolcat with the laptop computer asking to be fed now. : ) I'm glad you liked it.

I hope your step mom gets better. Sorry to hear the news Ian - you are in our thoughts.

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 19, 2013 at 3:09pm

Hi booklover, The cat is fine!  Hopefully soon I can upload pictures of Buddy.  I do not know how yet, but soon!  I can't wait to introduce a lot of the local felines!!  One you have to see to believe!  This cat is the Pit Bull of cats!!  I swear, this cat is on steroids and to make it even worse, it's a Siamese cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 19, 2013 at 2:51pm

Ian, I'm sorry to hear that! Whatever happens with your step-mum, it's clear that she has your and your family's love and support.

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 19, 2013 at 2:40pm

Hey Chris Breman, the cats outside playing!  I love the pictures of the cats!  My favorite one is the cat that has a knitted hat on.  It says Please make her stop before she knits again!!  I use a lot of the cat pictures as desktop wallpapers!  I also liked the one where the cat is pointing at a laptop comp. and it says Feed me now or this internets thing dies!!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2013 at 2:09pm

Just had a phone call from England. My step-mum has been rushed to hospital, "very poorly", to be put on a ventilator. I may be booking a flight very soon. That's both mums going downhill in a short space of time.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2013 at 12:39pm

Melinda, that cat is DEMONIC! Steph, yours is so superior/scornful in its expression.

Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2013 at 11:44am

I always start to look with suspicion and distrust at people when they don't freak out when an animal is in danger - so thank you, Joseph Corder, I'm happy you care. And glad your cat is all right!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 19, 2013 at 11:26am

Joan, there's not much I can add that hasn't already been said by others:  you're very much appreciated here and fondly thought of.  Consider me as one more person in the chorus.  

I, too, love the pictures of the Auroras.  That has got to be breathtaking to witness in person.  How lucky we are that we're intelligent enough to comprehend and appreciate the endless beauty and wonders that accompany our existence. 

 

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