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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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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 3 hours ago. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on May 25, 2012 at 12:11am

Have a nice Towel Day!

Comment by booklover on May 24, 2012 at 10:51am

Yes sk8eycat, I look at yummy recipes and then don't make them because my son and husband are picky, and I'm too lazy.  I do love food though.  I can't live without books!

Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2012 at 9:36am

Dear booklover, that makes two of us!  I'd rather read than eat, and I am more than a little fond of tasty food...  I compensate by collecting cookbooks (among other things) and reading them.  I rarely actually try any of the recipes.  The interesting ones are way too complicated.

Comment by booklover on May 24, 2012 at 7:53am

Steph,  I saw that frog pic and sent it to my daughter.  I Love that kind of humor, lol.  And thanks for letting me vent.  I should change my name to book-loving hermit. :)

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2012 at 10:25am

Those are beautiful portraits! Thanks for the video.

Brownies with walnuts. Yum.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 23, 2012 at 4:57am

Beautiful indeed.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2012 at 1:25am

For all you art lovers out there.  I thought this was beautiful and downright pretty cool.

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Comment by Joe Meyer on May 22, 2012 at 8:53pm

Booklover, I totally agree with you about people, I find few who think that liberal around my area. Maybe that is why I never get company lol.

Comment by Peter Cranny on May 22, 2012 at 3:46pm

one of the major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary; anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Comment by Chris Dodds on May 22, 2012 at 3:29pm

I was with my dad's family last night and a shared with them two ideas I had for political policy.  The first is a drastic restructuring of our electoral system where instead of deciding our leaders by popular vote, we put all candidates for a particular office into one room, lock them in, and have them fight to the death.  Everyone applauded this.

My second idea called for a minimum I.Q. requirement for any public office.  To refute this, my cousin Brett, who's the edumucated one in the family, said that 90% of all serial killers are certified geniuses.  Why would anyone campaign AGAINST a law that says "You must be this smart to run for office"?  I know America's falling behind academically, but we're not THAT stupid.

 

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