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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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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 2 hours ago. 20 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on October 27, 2014 at 11:54pm
Hi, Ian. I can't sleep. It's almost midnight where I am. We turn our clocks back one hour also this weekend. I think most people want to get rid of daylight savings time. I think it was meant for back when many families had farms and needed the extra hour of daylight? I could be wrong.
Comment by C.L.A.W.S. on October 27, 2014 at 11:52pm

Personally I wish the time change would be abolished. It's nothing but a nuisance.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2014 at 11:45pm

Xmas, dear Xmas. Yes, a veritable barrage on the senses by  commercial enterprises. I'm usually tired of it by mid November. Nice seasonal pics too, Carl.

The "belief" images are very good, short and to the point. Thanks.

For some reason, I can't see Felaine's T-shirt.

It's been a slightly longer weekend here in Europe as the clocks are turned back an hour. That's a bit of a pain in the bum if, like me, you're working that night. Some of the old people I look after can't cope with the change and get very restless at 6 a.m., right at the end of the shift. Oh well, it's only once a year although I've never understood why it happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2014 at 4:19pm

On the other hand, there is December 21 or 22 to celebrate the shortest day of the year, the beginning of the lengthening of the day. Some call it the beginning of winter, others call it the mid-winter day. Whatever, I like the thought of more daylight each and every day until June 20-22.

Comment by booklover on October 27, 2014 at 4:17pm
Good, Joan! :)
Felaine, I love that about how you don't have to respect their beliefs. Because I don't! :) That's a great line about the fantasy-fiction!
Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 4:10pm

I love that one, Mindy!

I have been saying for decades that, "I respect your right to believe what you want (or what makes you feel good), but I don't have to respect WHAT you believe."

I also tell buybull thumpers that I read fantasy fiction for entertainment, but I never, ever believe it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2014 at 3:44pm

HOORAY! I was able to retrieve your comment of an hour ago, Mindy. The one, "You have the right to believe whatever you want!" Surely glad I didn't miss this one. 

Comment by booklover on October 27, 2014 at 2:25pm

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2014 at 12:07pm

Thanks Randall! Some things are really too difficult for me.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 10:23am

Maybe it should be "HalloThanksMasBowl"  As millions of football worshipers gather in large numbers on Jan 1st.

 

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