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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 The Flying Atheist on August 25, 2012 at 12:00pm

Thanks Grinning Cat.  I have to admit, that puts his comment into perspective.  Damn the media and their out-of-context soundbites!  But there's still a problem with his statement and the implication that our current president is somehow not a U.S. citizen.  Romney is just fueling the fire of "birthers" and being reckless in his statements.  He may be a very rich man but he's not a very smart person.  

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2012 at 11:39am

Ruth, I found a bit of context in a video clip at TPM. It turns out that Mitt Romney was talking about himself and his wife:

"How I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born at Henry Ford Hospital; I was born at Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place that we were born and raised."


To which Cher tweeted that he was enjoying white privilege:


Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 11:08am

Great pic, Steph. Thanks for the friendly remarks, all.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 10:35am

Funny computer cat!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

I always enjoy reading your posts here.

Comment by Lillie on August 25, 2012 at 10:34am

Love the teapots especially the one with the roses and gold rim.  Thanks for sharing.  Would love to see collections of others.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 10:24am

Those are some really cool teapots Ian! Really interesting hobby. 

I bet you could buy some really good ones from Ebay. Maybe they have the ones you are looking for.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 25, 2012 at 10:13am

Ian, thanks for sharing some of your collection.  They are beautiful and stylish and all so different.  Maybe if you sift through your entire collection it will spark renewed interest and enthusiasm.  Items like those should be on display for others to see.  I'd certainly be proud of that collection. just reminded me of my great Aunt.  She collected tea cups.  When she died we all got to pick one of her tea cups for ourselves.  I picked a beautiful cup and saucer with a red and white Asian motif.      

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:50am

After more than 8 years and 80 pots the enthusiasm has died. Should I find a Clarice Cliff or Wedgewood going cheap somewhere, I would jump at the chance but I don't go out hunting any more. It was great fun while it lasted though, even though several women, including my daughter, have thought it "girly".

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:45am

Last, and least. Well, the smallest.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:43am

Fun ones I've been given as presents.


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