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I'm so excited that I just had to make a big ass post about it. I found 3 first cousins, a second cousin on the other side and an uncle I didn't even know about. I paid for the membership to ...
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Posted by By Lucy_Fehr | 10 comments | Fort Pierce, USA | Jan 16, 2019
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My little fella (all 6ft 3 of him) goes back to university tonight after being so ill. I know its my job to kick him out of the nest, be tough and happy he's recovered and making his way in the world....
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Posted by By Amisja | 4 comments | UK | Jan 16, 2019
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How to raise children with a religious spouse?
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Posted by By Harris1218 | 9 comments | IN, USA | Jan 5, 2019
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Religious fanatic-lunatic poisoning my life. What do I do?
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Posted by By Zzoha | 25 comments | WA, USA | Dec 28, 2018
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What happened after death
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Posted by By bonobo | 24 comments | Morocco | Dec 27, 2018
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Uninterested in Christmas
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Posted by By JamesJay | 23 comments | ME, USA | Dec 15, 2018
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Why I don't feel guilty about celebrating Christmas 1. Its not Christian. We all know this and we know why. Think of the cave dwellers millenia ago. After the darkest days of winter, the days again ...
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Posted by By Amisja | 24 comments | UK | Dec 2, 2018
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How do you tell children about death?
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Posted by By Diogenes1972 | 21 comments | NY, USA | Nov 26, 2018
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So, I considered myself agnostic for most of my life...slipping into atheism in my early 40's (I'm 61 now). I read the bible beginning at age 8 and just could not buy into it...Even then, I thought ...
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Posted by By yayagoddess | 15 comments | OH, USA | Nov 24, 2018
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I am 81 years old, and had not seen my daughters and grandchildren for some time. I just travelled to Kansas to spend some time with them, as (at my age) I don't know if I will have the opportunity ...
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Posted by By wordywalt | 11 comments | Tampa, USA | Nov 14, 2018
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Anyone else have family that says "im going to miss you when you're in hell?"🤔
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Posted by By thebinx | 17 comments | TX, USA | Nov 7, 2018
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What is your way of coping with trauma and grief of losing someone (in my case a child, a family member, ex in-laws) you cared and loved very about, yet you didn't lose them to death? They are alive, ...
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Posted by By ForeignNata | 10 comments | AR, USA | Nov 6, 2018
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Non-religious communities
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Posted by By KMD | 15 comments | OK, USA | Nov 2, 2018
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POLL Ok so let's hear how everyone thinks on this issue. Do you take off your shoes when you enter your home? Do you require others to take off their shoes.. and how do you deal with it? do you ...
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Posted by By AmmaRE007 | 75 comments | Hogansburg (Akwesasne) NY, Canada | Oct 30, 2018
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Kids and God's questions
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Posted by By Shaghaf | 19 comments | MO, USA | Oct 20, 2018
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LINK Yes, Yeshivas Must Include Secular Education - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 5 comments | OR, USA | Oct 20, 2018
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Does "the atheist closet" detract from what homosexual individuals went through?
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Posted by By thezekroman | 20 comments | TX, USA | Oct 9, 2018
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POLL What's worse?
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Posted by By Ravenwolfcasey | 74 comments | Belford, USA | Oct 1, 2018
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As a child, were you forced to hug/kiss relatives or friends when you didn't want to? If you are a parent, do you force your children to hug or kiss when they don't want to, either you or other ...
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Posted by By HereticSin | 46 comments | Hometown, USA | Sep 25, 2018
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Children and Religion/Beliefs
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Posted by By AdamHoople | 16 comments | OH, USA | Sep 22, 2018
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LINK Gray Areas on Gray Matter: The Ethics of Brain Death - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 4 comments | OR, USA | Sep 22, 2018
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Is it possible to keep your child away from the idea of religion? I want her to make her own choices about it as she grows up, not have others force feed her supernatural ideas. Is this realistic with...
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Posted by By Antitheist30 | 42 comments | NC, USA | Sep 19, 2018
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Boy Scouts?
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Posted by By DaphneDarling | 80 comments | MN, USA | Sep 13, 2018
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LINK Rules Are for Schmucks: How to Save Freedom of Choice - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 4 comments | OR, USA | Sep 6, 2018
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LINK How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children
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Posted by By zblaze | 9 comments | OR, USA | Sep 4, 2018
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Inherited qualities.?
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Posted by By RaulPerez | 24 comments | TX, USA | Sep 3, 2018
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How can I help my son dealing with religious questions from his friends?
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Posted by By Zoohome | 31 comments | FL, USA | Sep 3, 2018
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Raising children with/without religion
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Posted by By kittieblue13 | 38 comments | LA, USA | Sep 2, 2018
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My mother is going downhill - asking for kind thoughts or feedback
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Posted by By bleurowz | 27 comments | Edison, USA | Sep 2, 2018
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The Bad and the Ugly
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Posted by By AMGT | 49 comments | CA, USA | Sep 1, 2018
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Anyone have advice on how to come out ofthe atheist closet? I've been skeptical of the religion I was brought up in for a while and abandoned it a couple years ago. My mom has been Christian her whole...
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Posted by By jlwebster9 | 32 comments | OK, USA | Aug 28, 2018
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I have created a group for parents with teenagers. I was thinking about creating this group after posting about my teens adventures into taking out the trash.
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Posted by By helionoftroy | 5 comments | SC, USA | Aug 25, 2018
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Grandchildren
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Posted by By Crimson67 | 45 comments | Kentucky, USA | Aug 25, 2018
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We learn our lessons the hard way
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Posted by By helionoftroy | 14 comments | SC, USA | Aug 24, 2018
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Just a few things that have been on my mind 1. I think it is just fine for a parent to take their children out on dates. In our increasingly busy lives, taking time to put down the cell phone and ...
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Posted by By Tamresa | 20 comments | CO, USA | Aug 24, 2018
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What's the most memorable lesson you learned from your parents? What’s that life lesson that has stuck with you all these years? This is a great opportunity for us to learn a thing or two if ...
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Posted by By kensmile4u | 28 comments | Kissimmee, USA | Aug 19, 2018
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We recently lost my oldest brother B at 59 yrs old. He was non-religious as were his kids. His kids wanted no religious service. My other brother T and Mom took it upon themselves to make sure his ...
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Posted by By anonymous | 39 comments | Nowhere really, USA | Aug 16, 2018
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Gay tales, stories about being a father of a gay son. When my son came out as gay we were active in church, a church that was mildly hostile to gay folks. In support of or son we changed churches ...
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Posted by By Tominator | 7 comments | Sunny Virginia Beach, USA | Aug 14, 2018
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Family and Religion
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Posted by By marksam8484 | 17 comments | WV, USA | Aug 10, 2018
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For those of you with children, how do you address the issue of your belief system? If kids are too young to understand religion or non-religion, how might you, for example, answer questions about ...
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Posted by By pinklotus18 | 22 comments | TN, USA | Aug 9, 2018
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First day of school and my heathen has to wear his atheist shirt. Lol
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Posted by By Crimson67 | 37 comments | Kentucky, USA | Aug 9, 2018
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Why are men and women put under so much pressure to have kids in this society?
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Posted by By EmeraldJewel | 58 comments | Sallisaw, USA | Aug 7, 2018
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I am 100% against circumcision it's a form of religious child abuse no different to FGM. This needs further study, correlation is not causation but it needs to be properly examined and acted on!...
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Posted by By Josephine | 46 comments | UK | Aug 7, 2018
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What do you call your mother-in-law?
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Posted by By Rhetoric | 70 comments | From, USA | Aug 7, 2018
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So… a friend told me last week that he brought up Harry Potter to a colleague's daughter and she said she didn't know much about it. Her father then said that her mother didn't allow her to be ...
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Posted by By Jamar | 17 comments | Lebanon, Tennessee, USA | Aug 6, 2018
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God mother/father
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Posted by By AmyMay | 32 comments | Canada | Aug 4, 2018
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My mother wants to take my daughter to church every sunday. It makes her feel good and my daughter has fun in the Sunday School. But I feel like it's brainwashing child abuse. I also feel like if you ...
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Posted by By Rawreality | 56 comments | FL, USA | Aug 4, 2018
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LINK The Humanist Dilemma: Does Becoming a Parent Mean a Closeted Atheist Has to Grow Up? - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 8 comments | OR, USA | July 30, 2018
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I'm 29, living in Texas where most, if not all of my peers have had children. Even when I was married, I actively prevented pregnancy. The majority of people in my life believe I never want to have ...
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Posted by By Nerdyowltx | 31 comments | Everywhere, USA | July 29, 2018
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For those who have no children, would you date a partner with a child?
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Posted by By Nerdyowltx | 59 comments | Everywhere, USA | July 29, 2018
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How your family responded when they learned about your atheism? How did you approach telling them?
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Posted by By MoralesHuman | 38 comments | FL, USA | July 28, 2018
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LINK Foster Failure: Proposed Amendment Puts Faith-Based Discrimination before Child Welfare - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 9 comments | OR, USA | July 23, 2018
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So, it is just me, or is it infuriating when other adults tell your child that they are not old enough to know that they don't believe in a "God"? I can't even being to imagine the outrage if I ...
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Posted by By NoMyGod | 20 comments | MI, USA | July 22, 2018
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Anybody know the laws on teaching creationism in Australian schools? I had a prep interview at Genesis Christian College for my daughter. They asked how I felt about my daughter being taught ...
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Posted by By leighdon78 | 14 comments | Australia | July 22, 2018
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Social Gender Roles? Since much of what is expected of us socially has come from religion, how much of it do we take for granted without considering the source? It seems that there's a lot going...
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Posted by By JustKip | 18 comments | CA, USA | July 21, 2018
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The United Way is conducting a fundraising for school supplies. What does it say when charity organizations are raising money to help teachers with the basic necessities to educate our children ???
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Posted by By Switchcraft | 7 comments | FL, USA | July 20, 2018
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When I was in 1st grade, I was excited to tell my mother about my day at school. Before I could share my positive experience, she asked "did you get in trouble with the teacher today?" and I answered...
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Posted by By DustinFL | 8 comments | FL, USA | July 19, 2018
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I have been divorced for almost five years. I have primary custody of my sons, 11 and 12. I teach my boys to "always question- never be a 'sheep', or someone that follows blindly." Their father is a ...
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Posted by By pinklotus18 | 17 comments | TN, USA | July 19, 2018
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LINK A GOP-Backed Law Would Punish States That Don’t Fund Anti-Gay Adoption Agencies – Friendly Atheist
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Posted by By Dmej114 | 8 comments | Metro Detroit area, USA | July 17, 2018
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LINK Breastfeeding model causes stir on catwalk - BBC News
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Posted by By irascible | 14 comments | Australia | July 17, 2018
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What are the best arguments you have in favor of marriage?
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Posted by By OrangeJuice | 46 comments | Los Angeles, USA | July 16, 2018
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How do you plan on raising your children?
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Posted by By Sgposter | 26 comments | MN, USA | July 16, 2018
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For all of you city brats
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Posted by By Slava3 | 11 comments | Canada | July 15, 2018
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LINK Middle children are going extinct because Millennial family planning
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Posted by By HippieChick58 | 7 comments | Omaha, USA | July 15, 2018
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POLL What is the worst thing for a child to see in an R rated movie?
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Posted by By Mystical | 29 comments | NV, USA | July 15, 2018
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Pet rats and children
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Posted by By SeanNock | 18 comments | MO, USA | July 15, 2018
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Stories from childhood. Back when I was a child, there was a large beer joint (that was the terminology for it then, at least around where I lived) just outside of town called Sabre’s. It was ...
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Posted by By tnorman1236 | 7 comments | WV, USA | July 14, 2018
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We really do create our own misery! I'm not downplaying real pain or abuse but the longer I am alive the more I am convinced that a good percentage of our own unhappiness is completely self ...
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Posted by By Crimson67 | 20 comments | Kentucky, USA | July 14, 2018
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I’ll be visiting my mother in less than a month. She lives in a different state and is overly Christian. What recommendations do you have for me to remain sane? She doesn’t know I’m an atheist, ...
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Posted by By Mariv357 | 34 comments | Miami, USA | July 9, 2018
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Your Advice, please I am getting rid of 45 years of collecting- books, stuff, you name it, I had it sitting on a shelf in front of the books. I just opened up the credenza in the dining room and ...
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Posted by By Spinliesel | 13 comments | Apple Country, USA | July 9, 2018
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Traditions. My lovely wife''s family has what I'll refer to for lack of a better term as "extended family traditions". These were started by my wife's parents, based somewhat on their parents' ...
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Posted by By bigpawbullets | 5 comments | Down By The Clear Creek, USA | July 8, 2018
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What do you say to your family when "coming out"? I love my family so please no negativity. I just am trying to find a compassionate way to tell them.
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Posted by By Charlie713 | 10 comments | WA, USA | July 7, 2018
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Would like your opinion, Im separated and getting a divorce. I bought a house. I decided to rent out my extra rooms to other females. I picked another single mom thinking that we could act as a ...
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Posted by By anonymous | 44 comments | Nowhere really, USA | July 7, 2018
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Should I go for full custody of my child?
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Posted by By ThomasLevi | 43 comments | Oak Lawn, USA | July 3, 2018
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Dealing with family and loved ones
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Posted by By happyaprn18 | 24 comments | Houston, USA | July 1, 2018
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How do you feel about this one? We see all sorts of multiple standards, particularly when females are the object of the "rules". How many schools in the US, including 'christian' schools are there ...
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Posted by By TimothyIII | 6 comments | Lynchburg, VA, USA | July 1, 2018
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Your explanation to your spouse.... Where was he?
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Posted by By BucketlistBob | 6 comments | Louisiana, USA | July 1, 2018
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Holiday Characters
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Posted by By Transprincess | 4 comments | GA, USA | June 30, 2018
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So after reading some comments on an FB post, I became very curious. I hope to keep this post relatively mature as it is of a personal nature. I have a few different questions/comments to present......
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Posted by By Kassandra | 107 comments | TX, USA | June 29, 2018
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I was very religious, and I used to pray with my son a lot, we also went to church every Sunday. Well... now I am agnostic (barely new) and he is asking me if I still believe god.. i want him to make...
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Posted by By vmedel | 15 comments | FL, USA | June 28, 2018
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We dropped off our son at a sleep away camp yesterday. It's his first time away. We're not exactly having an easy time with it. Anyone else run into this?
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Posted by By Kbdank71 | 8 comments | AR, USA | June 25, 2018
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How do you deal with semi-supportive family?
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Posted by By VikrantGautam | 14 comments | VA, USA | June 25, 2018
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POLL Unattended children
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Posted by By Count | 35 comments | Tulsa, USA | June 24, 2018
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I lost my little girl (my 15 year old chihuahua) on Monday. I miss her so much. She was my constant companion for 11.5 years. I think there were only about maybe 7 or 10 days in the time I had her ...
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Posted by By Violet | 23 comments | WI, USA | June 24, 2018
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Phones and internet are causing unforeseen socal problems in community creating families who set down to dinner looking at phones not talking and sharing ideas and bonding. We have a serious ...
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Posted by By Holymoly | 14 comments | MO, USA | June 23, 2018
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What activities do you participate in regularly that are environmentally friendly and do your body/mind good?
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Posted by By Happygypsynana | 17 comments | Australia | June 22, 2018
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What activities do you participate in regularly that are environmentally friendly and do your body/mind good?
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Posted by By Happygypsynana | 14 comments | Australia | June 22, 2018
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What is your opinion about to get married?
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Posted by By Sensiwoman7 | 41 comments | Romania | June 22, 2018
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My parents still believe i am as christian as i was when i was in the private elementary school they spent so much money to send me to. On a drive back to college, my dad made a remark about how ...
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Posted by By Jab723 | 24 comments | IL, USA | June 21, 2018
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So, my great nephew will be staying with me for the next month or so, he is fifteen years old and lies a lot. Should I ignore it or call him out on it? It is nothing significant or life altering but ...
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Posted by By CreativelyMe | 30 comments | MN, USA | June 19, 2018
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To all my friends on this forum . I wrote a letter to John Kennedy of Louisiana about the children held captive at the boarder without their parents. I could not copy the email but I do have a ...
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Posted by By BucketlistBob | 8 comments | Louisiana, USA | June 19, 2018
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My two daughters' (both over 50) comments on Fathers Day, made my day. My oldest daughter sent me a copy of the Robert Frost poem about a road less travelled. amd said that she has always admired me ...
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Posted by By wordywalt | 9 comments | Tampa, USA | June 19, 2018
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My father once said, "How can I be a bad person just for being born?" He was raised Catholic & was referring to original sin. I was a child when he said that. I was firm in my belief that there was no...
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Posted by By MermaidSuzy888 | 7 comments | NJ, USA | June 17, 2018
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Sister relationship
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Posted by By delilah | 12 comments | Australia | June 17, 2018
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Single fathers, no respect?
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Posted by By CK-One | 16 comments | Oly, USA | June 15, 2018
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Openness with kids
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Posted by By cimoore34 | 14 comments | Oolitic, USA | June 15, 2018
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Dad fell just before I got back from appointments. He caught himself, but he dislocated/sprained his left thumb. Just when I got him settled, their Dr called to inform us Mom's kidneys are failing, ...
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Posted by By 2askjoe | 28 comments | TX, USA | June 14, 2018
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I recently started listening to A Thinking Atheist podcast. Hes a bit preachy for my liking, but I enjoy the topics. Today I listened to an episode on how atheists choose to raise their children....
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Posted by By Kassandra | 17 comments | TX, USA | June 13, 2018
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Christmas...
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Posted by By Gyanez | 4 comments | NM, USA | June 12, 2018
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New Job: Last week I had to endure a lecture from a colleague about religion. Today, I got even more stress from another co-worker when they found out I don't have (or want) children. Does anyone ...
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Posted by By Godless12 | 15 comments | UK | June 11, 2018
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