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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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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Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz yesterday. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on October 23, 2012 at 9:11am

Got a good chuckle from the can in the hat.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 22, 2012 at 11:26pm

Thank you, Joan Denoo. 

Comment by Steph S. on October 22, 2012 at 11:06pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 22, 2012 at 11:05pm

Cute pumpkin Idaho Spud and I love that cat pic booklover.

funny baby pic Joan - it has a funny face.

Comment by Steph S. on October 22, 2012 at 11:03pm

hey booklover - yeah Sesame Street is great stuff.

how nice - cute story

Comment by Steph S. on October 22, 2012 at 7:43pm

Just able to sit down finally - ok - now to catch up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 7:06pm

For all of us who have been responsible for changing diapers, we didn't realize those sweet little faces had such evil intent, did we?

Comment by Paula T. on October 22, 2012 at 7:05pm

AND guilt people into digging deeper into their pockets...

Comment by Paula T. on October 22, 2012 at 7:04pm

I am so glad to be done with church services...except for the very occasional wedding or funeral.  I won't be going to the service when my boyfriend's 13 year old makes her Confirmation next spring.

All the kneeing, holding hands, bowing of heads, etc.  UGH!  As if any of that makes anyone a better person.  Oh no!  Gawd is gonna strike me down cuz I didn't really bow my head during the consecration of the crackers and vino!  I really believe now that it is all for show.  Like the church papers I found in the ceiling of my basement years ago - they had the parishioners listed WITH THE AMOUNT THEY DONATED!!  Talk about trying to outdo the Jones'!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 22, 2012 at 6:43pm

Chris and Sk8eycat, the constipated protestant men is an interesting and funny observation

I first noticed that when I was still going to church...the men who were the most vocal about Jeebus would always put their heads on their fists and scrunch their faces up when they prayed (you can tell I seldom bowed my head), and I always wondered why.  Were they trying to force the prayer out of the tops of their heads? Or were they showing off (like Tebow)?

I've seen pics of Shrub in that position when he made his cabinet pray with him...

Gross.

 

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