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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 The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 11:08pm

Melinda, the sign on your front door and your comment about not knowing what soliciting is reminds me of my job as a flight attendant.  I don't think a month goes by when someone points to the 'occupied' sign on the lavatory door and asks me, "Does that mean somebody's in there?"  I kid you not. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2012 at 1:54pm

@Ian and Carl...I'm still feisty, but frustrated, too.  The worst thing is that I can't give anybody the "monodigital salute" when I need to.  And I DO need to! 

We are now getting flocks of the door-to-door version of telemarketers...all of them trying to sell home-repair scams.  I've never seen anything like it.

The kitteh in my lap is telling me to quit messing around here and go open a can of something.  Guess I'd better.  (He wants "fish-berry jam," but he's getting Fancy Beast Chicken.)

Oh, Loren, I'm debating with myself about printing that Tina Fey photo for my JW sister....*snicker!*

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 12:05pm

Melinda, funny, funny pic with the dog and cat.  I lol'd.  I wish you the best as well with your MD visit.  You're being thought of. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 4, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thanks, Steph and others. I'll see her tomorrow and hopefully talk to a doctor about what's going on. It's frustrating being a long way away. In the meantime:

Comment by Steph S. on December 4, 2012 at 11:58am

Melinda good luck at the doctors. I also have a lady doctor.

I love the dog and cat pic you posted. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 4, 2012 at 11:57am

Ian sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she gets better soon.

Comment by Steph S. on December 4, 2012 at 11:56am

Felaine - I hope you get better soon. I am glad you came here to keep up posted.

Comment by Plinius on December 4, 2012 at 6:40am

Get well soon, Felaine!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 4, 2012 at 12:59am

Joan, how lovely for you. You must have started young to have a great-grandson :-)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 4, 2012 at 12:57am

Off to England tomorrow, a visit planned some time ago that just happens to fit that my Mum's in hospital.

As regards the virus: for me the knowledge of religion and its texts acts as a vaccine. No matter how much believers try to window-dress their faith as nice and sweet, I can remember what cruel things the founders have commanded.

 

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