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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

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz on Thursday. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 4:47pm

I had the impression that Shulz was a mild Xtian. Linus Van Pelt often quotes scripture. Perhaps I'm wrong.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 25, 2012 at 4:13pm

Idaho Spud, I think Snoopy was modeled after an actual dog Schulz had when he was a kid...I don't know if Schulz was raised in a religious family, but as an adult he was definitely a non-believer.

PS: There may be dogs on the Moon, but Neil Armstrong is gone forever, and I can't stop crying.


Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2012 at 4:06pm


Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2012 at 4:00pm

Hemp Bricks Are Harder Than Concrete For Homes And Buildings! 

Here is a possibility for building material. Are there any down-sides to hemp, other than being illegal to grow? 

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 2:07pm

Patricia that is too cute! I am enjoying your cute kitty pic!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 25, 2012 at 1:46pm

Thanks for a sample of your teapots, Ian. As a teacup collector, this stimulates fantasies of drinking tea every morning from a different unique pot. I had Blue Willow dinnerware once, now everything's broken but the big platter. The whimsical boat pot would be perfect for a sick day.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2012 at 12:05pm

Ian, those are tea-riffic! Thanks for the glimpse at your collection.

And Steph, Patricia, and sk8eycat, you're so right about emotional vampires! (This should stay on the front page of the comments for a few more minutes. :-)

... right on about true friendships and moving on from toxic "friends". If they make you feel bad and mentally exhausted all the time ... it's time to let them go (dump them).

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.


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