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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Sunday. 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

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 Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 5:57pm
Awesome video, sk8eycat, thank you for sharing!

Thank you all for your kind words about my Dad. I wasn't trying to 'one-up' Patricia's situation. I haven't shared this with many and actually feel a bit guilty that I haven't actually grieved yet. It's like it still hasn't hit me, except at times when I think certain things or when looking at old photos of him, some I had never seen. In one, as a young man, he looks SO much like one of my sons, it shocked me. I knew that by sharing with all of you here, I wouldn't hear "I'll keep you in my prayers" or "he's in a better place". Thank you all very sincerely. Your support means the world to me :)
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 5:38pm

I just watched the video sk8eycat - it was wonderful!

I love to see space videos.

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 5:36pm

I love the attitude your cats have Ruth!

They sure are beautiful!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 23, 2012 at 5:04pm

My cats share your attitude, sk8eycat. Our living room has a narrow passage between the TV and fan (to the right) and the seating (on the left). This is our Great Wall.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 4:46pm

LOL   Patrica, we both said "stunningly."  Do two people make a consensus?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 4:43pm

Awesome video, sk8eycat!!  I agree.  I can't imagine any type of god-like entity being large enough or powerful enough to rule over our existence and affect our lives when our presence here is so insignificant when compared to the vast size of space.  Sorry, but "god" is not that talented or powerful.  I actually feel even more special, and dare I say more privileged, because I can clearly see how lucky we are to be here.....AND, by chance, we also have minds developed enough to contemplate our existence.  That is stunningly awesome.  No god required. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 3:59pm

Hi!  I'm up to my....uhhhh....neck in the Pet Press stuff today, but I just had to post this link.  It really puts things in perspective:

 
If there was an actual "creator" I don't see how she/he/it could even find us, let alone give a rat's patoot about our personal lives.
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 2:15pm
Joan that is breathtaking! I would spend most of my time there to watch the ducks!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:46pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:43pm

 

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