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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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Discussion Forum

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 on Tuesday. 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

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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 28, 2012 at 6:40pm

From LiveScience.com

Looking at cute animal pictures/videos may actually improve your work performance. Article link below.

 http://oak.ctx.ly/r/qvd

It definitely improves my outlook on life, if not my work. Makes me happy.

 

Comment by Lillie on September 28, 2012 at 9:12am

Good one.  It is about atheism.  Proves that all gods invented by people are puny.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 28, 2012 at 8:53am

Okay ... ever wonder what it would have looked like if The Avengers had been made during the silent film era?  Apparently someone did, and this is his take on one scene:

Now maybe that has NOTHING to do with atheism, but that is a LAUGH in any man's language!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 28, 2012 at 4:17am

Comment by Ian Mason on September 28, 2012 at 4:05am

Love the cats. George Takei has dedicated a whole chapter of his newest book to lolcats and the internet. Oh my!

Comment by Plinius on September 28, 2012 at 2:02am

Thanks for the link Sk8eycat, I enjoyed that video!

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 11:18pm

That's so cute Patricia. I've missed you!

sk8eycat - I will check out that link - thanks.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 27, 2012 at 10:29pm

More facts...In Fact with Brian Dunning.  This one's about "Fast Food Phobia"...something I've been yelling about for years. (That it's not the burgers that do the damage, it's the fries and soft drinks....)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2kAso3ufRw

This is his web site...http://skeptoid.com/  ...he's been podcasting for over 6 years!  Fascinating!  So why have I never heard about him till today?  I have a lot to catch up on.

 

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 5:45pm

Booklover that is so cute! Love the lolcat.

Going to watch the video you posted sk8eycat.

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 5:44pm

 

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