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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan yesterday. 9 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G on Tuesday. 9 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

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 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 Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 12:21am
What cute pics!
I love your stress cat and bathroom cat Booklover!
Sk8eycat cute cartoon!
Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 12:13am
Thank you Melinda! That was so sweet of you to say! Made my day!
Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 12:08am
Tony I've always love that song! Thanks so much!
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 3, 2012 at 11:18pm

And now for something totally random;

They Might Be Giants. 'Birdhouse in Your Soul'

http://youtu.be/NAbZzdalZh4

Comment by sk8eycat on November 3, 2012 at 10:47pm

I hope this works...it was copied from FakeBook, and emailed to me via Yahoo...ick!

Photo

Comment by booklover on November 3, 2012 at 8:50pm

Comment by booklover on November 3, 2012 at 8:49pm

sk8eycat, I'm sorry you've been having some bad days!  Steph always makes everyone feel better.  I'm glad we have this group here!~ Melinda

Comment by sk8eycat on November 3, 2012 at 8:26pm

Oh, Steph!  I needed that Group Hug SO much!  The last few days have been sorta sukky...

Thank you!

Comment by booklover on November 3, 2012 at 8:09pm

Love your November pics Carl.

Pamela, glad you got your power and internet back!

Comment by Pamela on November 3, 2012 at 5:42pm

Mmmm, those roasted veggies look good.  We just got our power back Thursday (here in Jersey) and internet today.  Hopefully the supermarket will be restocked when we go tomorrow.  I could go for some nice roasted veggies!  Or a big pot of yummy veggie soup.

 

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