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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 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 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.

Comment by Steph S. on May 21, 2012 at 11:18pm

After reading the posts I am now ready to eat.

It'll be OK booklover, we are here for you. Go ahead and vent.

Comment by Steph S. on May 21, 2012 at 11:16pm

Comment by booklover on May 21, 2012 at 5:16pm

We are having spaghetti tonight Joe.  Also I am making cake-mix cookies with DEVILS food cake mix, lol.

Off-topic I swear I am getting SO tired of people I just want to put a big sign in my yard that says, We are VERY LIBERAL and We are ATHEISTS.  If you have no problem with that or you are like that, come on over for a cup of coffee or a beer.  If you are not, have a good day, keep moving. LOL.  I am just so tired of just having a chat with someone and then they bring-up religion or Obama conspiracy-theories and I want to run screaming.  I just wasted precious time. I'm just gonna scream once now, k? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  Thanks!  I feel so much better! 

Comment by Joe Meyer on May 20, 2012 at 2:13pm

Since I do most of my own cooking from scratch, I am making spaghetti with ground beef and a salad from my garden.

 

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