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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 yesterday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 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 booklover on June 23, 2012 at 10:15am

I showed that to my Daughter yesterday Steph!  You and she have SO much in common!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on June 23, 2012 at 10:04am

I couldn't resist posting this one - everything I like is in it.

Hope you all have a fun weekend!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 22, 2012 at 1:32pm

Thanks, but it's an oldie.  A re-run.

(But it IS good. Reminds me of the time I messed up my my-crow-wave trying to pop some "gourmet" corn that you're supposed to be able to pop on the cob.  Ridiculous!)

Gota run.  I'm late proofing the Calendar for The Pet Press...shoulda finished it last night, but had a major hypoglycemia episode (my MD ordered the wrong med...too strong), scared myself, and decided to go to bed.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 22, 2012 at 12:52pm

ROFL Sk8eycat, your popcorn comic rocks!

Comment by dr kellie on June 22, 2012 at 4:07am

You are correct, Natalie.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on June 21, 2012 at 9:50pm

Ian, they look like some species of sloth to me, but I'm no authority! I was just looking at their claws and thinking that they look like claws for hanging on trees.

Comment by Steph S. on June 21, 2012 at 6:48pm

Those are funny!

Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 21, 2012 at 11:04am
Comment by Ian Mason on June 21, 2012 at 4:38am

I've no idea what species these are.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 21, 2012 at 3:57am

A refreshing (!) change in the funnies. Thanks, FA.

 

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