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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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Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 22. 13 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

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

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 23 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2014. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Steph S. on November 28, 2012 at 8:49am

Comment by Future on November 28, 2012 at 8:40am

I've been completely under their control for years now.

Comment by Steph S. on November 28, 2012 at 8:16am

Hugs everyone!

That's really cute Melinda - lol that LOLcat.

That's a cute one Joan.

Comment by booklover on November 28, 2012 at 8:13am

Comment by booklover on November 28, 2012 at 8:13am

Joan, love you too and all our friends here.  What a wonderful thing the internet can be- bringing people together who otherwise never would have met.  I love the picture of the toddler on the phone explaining how to use the computer! lol.  That's about right! :)

Ian, then I guess my digestive-tract/nausea issues are atypical.  Ugh.  So many things to go wrong. 

I'm glad you are doing better and I hope it's a VERY long time before anyone has to say anything at your funeral!  We all think you're a great guy here and you can say anything you want!

Hugs to all this morning.  Hope it's a nice day for everybody~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 12:56am

Comment by Ian Mason on November 27, 2012 at 8:39pm

Ah, the pleasure of waking up early to meet all of you :-)

Melinda: atypical because nothing fits neatly into one category. Plus, diagnoses can also be in or out of fashion among the experts, something that sometimes is related to the "efforts" of the drug companies.

It's been a couple of years since I had anything to do with women and several years since i drank but I still want "Oh didn't he ramble" at my funeral.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEX2z-ZGMUw

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 27, 2012 at 6:51pm

Kalliope, that is my favorite Monty Python song. I have it on my MP3, and listen whenever I feel a little down. I plan on a natural burial, you know, just a shroud and put me directly in the hole. I have let my son and family know I want this played. Will probably piss some off, but I think it is a wonderful sendoff, even though I won't be there, or anywhere, for that matter. But will let them have a smile instead of a cry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 3:13pm

Signing off to clean my oven.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 3:12pm

Melinda, thanks for your kind words and assurances that I hadn't intruded. There are so many tools one can use that we should have learned in our families and education, but I didn't learn many of them until I responded the best way I could to pain and disappointment. I agree, this is a lovely group of people, wise and funny and bold. 
Love you and each one. 

 

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