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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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Surreal, I haz it

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

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on December 29, 2011 at 5:45pm

I love that sk8eycat -- I'm going to favorite it and vote on it right now!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 3:56pm

My latest...why pro football makes me barf.

http://cheezburger.com/exhoicat/lolz/View/5626213888

Ostentatious Display of Piety...lose game, anyway

Ostentaious Display of Piety...lose game anyway

Comment by sk8eycat on December 28, 2011 at 6:56pm

PS: ANY medical practice that allows or encourages their employees to proselytize on the job ought to have some kind of warning sign by the door, or prominently posted in the waiting room.

Sheesh!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 28, 2011 at 6:51pm

First I hooted with laughter, then I felt the patient's utter humiliation.  What a mental picture!

I had to read all the comments posted after that, and even the krispies thought it was completely out of line, offensive/invasive.

A friend of mine, who is a believer but not pushy about it, told me that her ophthalmologist asked her to pray with him just before he performed cataract surgery on her.  She found it comforting, but if any medical professional said something like that to me, I'd have been up off the gurney, and out of there so fast...no matter how I was (un)clothed or drugged up.  If he/she needs supernatural help to do his/her job, I want somebody else.

My orthopaedic surgeon fell down laughing when I complained about the "scarecrow" on the wall of my hospital room a couple of years ago. The only hospital in this town anymore is Catholic, refuses to do any kind of abortions or counsel women re: contraception, and accepts federal money (Medicare).

Hypocrites.

Comment by Ernest P. Toth on December 27, 2011 at 7:15pm

Get rid-o-the weapons program n' support the dollar with weed sales..

Comment by Ernest P. Toth on December 27, 2011 at 7:14pm

Get rid-o-the weapons program n' support the dollar with weed sales..

Comment by Donna Inman on December 26, 2011 at 3:25pm

Thank you for the welcome!

Comment by Shel Lynn on December 24, 2011 at 2:08pm

Thank you for inviting me to join this group, Ruth. I'm new to the site & looking forward to participating in some interesting discussions. Happy Winter Solstice all!  =)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2011 at 11:23pm

Conga-rats, Ruth.  Many thanks for creating such a comfy place to hang out.

I'd like to offer you a cuppa tea, but I don't think there's any way to do it electronically. 

I'm trying a new one tonight; Darjeeling Wood Smoke, nice and delicate (doesn't knock your sox off like other "smoky" teas do), and you can get two infusions out of 1 cup worth of leaves. (I like loose teas when I'm not feeling lazy, so I have several kinds of infusers and DIY tea bags. It's turned into a hobby.) 

Comment by Steph S. on December 23, 2011 at 7:58pm
That's great news Ruth! Let's celebrate!
 

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