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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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Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Brent Feeney on Friday. 26 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 27 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

Tags: trees, local color, autumn, fall

I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

Tags: blu, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:04am

I like the comic strip Grinning Cat.

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:03am

You are right Loren - I was indoctrinated.

But I am finally free.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2012 at 12:52am

@ Loren Miller, YES!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 31, 2012 at 11:14pm

In Atheist Humor, Scott Ward pointed us to the The Oatmeal comic "How to suck at your religion".

A relevant snippet about indoctrination:

Comment by Paula T. on July 31, 2012 at 10:19pm
Thanks for sharing your conversation with your FB friend. And she just can't see that she, too, is brainwashed. I agree with Loren - children need to be skilled with critical thinking. It's sad that so many people discourage their child from being inquisitive, which comes naturally.
Comment by sk8eycat on July 31, 2012 at 3:16pm

"Chick-fil-A Lays an Egg" blog post by Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-prez:

http://ffrf.org/news/blog/chick-fil-a-lays-an-egg/

The comments following the post are interesting, too. 

(If Mr. Cathy runs his business on "biblical principles" as he claims, I wonder if he beats his "servants/slaves" when they make mistakes.)

Comment by booklover on July 31, 2012 at 11:57am

Great analogy El Solo Lobo! :)

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 31, 2012 at 9:34am

God is a gentleman like Hitler was a great humanitarian.

Comment by booklover on July 31, 2012 at 9:11am

Sylvia, so your friend thinks "god is a gentleman"?  LOL  That just cracks me up!  Some gentleman!!!!  Glad to be on FB with you :)

Comment by Loren Miller on July 31, 2012 at 5:28am

Children should also be competent to understand, examine and analyze what they are being taught, particularly when it has been the church's longstanding history to get them young BEFORE they have such capacities.  That is called Indoctrination.

Teaching that an unsupported and unproven superstition is true is bad enough.  Insisting that one's life (or afterlife) DEPENDS on believing that superstition is far worse.

 

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