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Hang With Friends

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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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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

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Comment by Alice on October 6, 2011 at 5:18am
why begrudge a poor Chinese person a job...
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on October 6, 2011 at 4:37am
I thought the Woz was the real genious - maybe not with business, but he's a great inventor.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2011 at 2:50am

Why? It's sad for Jobs's family and friends but the Apple Corp will carry on (exploiting workers in China).

 

Comment by alexa penzner on October 5, 2011 at 9:23pm

 

Steve Jobs is gone! it's the earth without trees and plankton. it can't be, it just can't. . . we will miss him so much. . .

Comment by Herbert Philip Peters on October 5, 2011 at 8:46am
At the moment, i am obsessed with an idea: "Meaning (and even life) is light stored (in our brains) in the form of pictures". People are led by what they see - that explains 'society produces common destiny'. For minority of us knowledge relaxes, and logic and reason are methods to knowledge. But for the majority, it is irrational methods to relaxation. And seeing is believing + truth by following majority.
Comment by Carl Pastor on September 23, 2011 at 12:56am
i was still in high school during the election. my binder had a jack kennedy fer pres sticker on it.  it is telling that jack has been our only catholic pres ever.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2011 at 8:32pm

Well, rats.  How did I mess that up?  It was JFK's response when the fundies were having hissy fits abouth the fact that he was Catholic when he ran for pres in 1960.

Sorry about messing up the page, folks.  =8>(

Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2011 at 8:29pm

And the Pee Tarts are still yelling that...as if it were unconstitutional or something if he was.

How many of the members here are old enough to remember the ruckus among the fundies when JFK ran for president?  Because he was Catholic. 

Comment by dr kellie on September 22, 2011 at 4:09pm
McCain did silence a woman who was hysterically yelling that Obama was a muslim.  It was at a town hall meeting.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 22, 2011 at 4:02pm
Right on, sk8eycat! I firmly believe that religion belongs in the church (or other religious institution) and in the home, but not in public. When I was a child, I always hated Christmas and Easter in the public schools, and I hate the religion that people want to bring into public life. I defend everyone's right to their own beliefs, but don't impose them on others!
 

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