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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith May 27. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on August 29, 2012 at 5:51am

Hateful indeed. Reminded me of this pic that I have.

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 5:28am
Sk8eycat that is appalling!
I read Freethought Today and they are extremely hateful.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 2:35am

I wish! 

If you read the "Crank Mail" section in Freethought Today, you'll see that they're still breeding and passing the hate along to their children.  I wonder if there's a gene for that.  One that could be snipped off chromosomes before meiosis...

Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2012 at 2:28am

You 'd have thought that sort died out by now...

Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 2:22am

Unbelievably appalling!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/republican-cnn-attack-anim...

An attendee at the Republican National Convention was allegedly thrown out of the convention center in Tampa on Tuesday after throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, "this is how we feed the animals."

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Another walking advertisement for retroactive birth control.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2012 at 11:55pm

Thanks, Joan, that derivation of "politics" is my favorite pseudoetymology. ("It really bugs me when I can't remember the entomology of a word.")

"Goodness gracious" and "Agnus Dei" reminded me of the Monk's Aria from P.D.Q. Bach's Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice:

... Mea culpa kyrie elei-
Sonny Tufts et Allah in Pompeii;
Donna nobis pacem cum what mei;
Agnus and her sister Doris Dei;
Lord, have mercy on my so...lo. ...

Comment by Ian Mason on August 28, 2012 at 11:44pm
Comment by Ian Mason on August 28, 2012 at 11:39pm

It also appears as gracious sakes alive and goodness gracious, Agnes, the latter partly drawn from the Latin words in the Mass, Agnus Dei . . . miserere nobis, ''lamb of God . . . have mercy on us,'' referring in that case to Jesus as sacrificial lamb

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/16/magazine/the-way-we-live-now-6-16...

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 10:42pm

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gHbYJfwFgOU

via Patricia

Bill Nye gives a heartfelt plea to parents to believe what they will, but do not saddle children with false belief in a 6,000 year old Earth, denying reality of infinite time and space, and deluding them to believe in things that have not been supported by evidence. The world needs children growing up with a clear understanding of facts of mathematics and science and eschew fables and myths told for generations as true. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 10:06pm

booklover, I couldn't find the whole quote of "Goodness Gracious Godness Agnes!"

The "To market" one was in nursery rhyme books I read to my kids when they were small. 

 

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