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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 Grinning Cat on August 17, 2012 at 2:23pm

Ian, thanks for the Russell's Teapot "fish", and the shocked kitty after the vet visit!

My favorite fish emblem is the Evolve fish holding a wrench. To me it signifies not only tool-using as a step in evolution, but also that our tools (and ideas and memes) coevolve with us.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 17, 2012 at 1:51pm

I always love hearing about and seeing what people collect.  Because interests are so varied, it's always fun to see the plethora of items that have inspired each and every one of us to have our own mini-museums or galleries d'arte.  

Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm

I'd like to see the rear end of the GOP elephant with a "thoight balloon" saying something like, "I'm quitting this damn circus! It's worse than a zoo!" 

Some of my animal activist friends do picket the circus when it comes to town, and are also trying to get the LA Zoo to send their elephants to a wildlife sanctuary. Pacing around on cement cripples their feet, for one thing....

Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 11:44am

Ruth, I think the xians stole the fish meme/icon from a much older Goddess religion. If you stand the fish on its "tail" it's a simplistic diagram of female genitalia.  Maybe.

I like Evolve Fish because we did evolve from sea creatures who developed special fins that allowed them to crawl up on the land.

The one that made me laugh when I first saw it was the Evolve Fish holding a wrench in its fin/hand/paw/whatever.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 11:05am

Bad Vet!

Ian, I like Russell's fishy teapot.

Comment by Steph S. on August 17, 2012 at 10:39am
What a cool hobby Ian! Do you have your teapots in a display case?
Ian that cat picture made me LOL! So funny!
Thanks for starting my Friday with a smile.
I hope all of you are having a good day!
I'm drinking French Vanilla coffee today.
Comment by Ian Mason on August 17, 2012 at 10:30am

Those we have lost :(

Comment by Ian Mason on August 17, 2012 at 9:54am

So many good things here today :-D Just when I neede cheering up. Thanks, everyone. Here's my contribution.

 By the way, I collect teapots and have over 80.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 9:40am

Tara, thanks for the link to the uncompassionate rich study.  It reminded my of what I observed when I "moved on up" to a little more affluent neighborhood in California.  My new commute took me through a wealthy neighborhood, and I immediately noticed the drivers were much more uncaring and selfish.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 9:12am

I find your found bone to be humorous.

 

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