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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 10:44am

booklover, don't sell yourself short. I would include you in the list of intelligent, fun, wise ones. Silence kills! So, comment often and as powerfully as you feel like mustering. 

Several people called me "victim" and I declare just the opposite. I refuse to be silent to those who would dominate and oppress. If that makes me a victim in their eyes, they look in the wrong direction. 

The good news, there are a cloud of witnesses who know and want truth-telling, not sweet, passive, acquiescent, helpless sounds. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 20, 2012 at 10:28am

@Melinda and Joan.  Humble thanks to both of you for the kind words.  I also enjoy your company here on A/N.  ***Big Group Hug*** 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 9:05am

booklover, you wrote, "There are so many intelligent people I love to hear about and hear their stories on here ... Loren too, Steph makes me smile she is SO nice to everyone, Idaho Spud, The Flying Atheist, I could go on and on."

I agree wholeheartedly and the ones you mention are special to me as well. Life is far richer for me because of them.  

Comment by Loren Miller on July 20, 2012 at 7:23am

So Jim Bakker is back at it, working his con yet again, eh?  "The more things change..."

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 7:14am

Joan, that's funny ("Carnival Hooker").  I never did like the looks of makeup, but Tammy made me look away before I lost my dinner.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 7:11am

Some ex-cons deserve a second chance but not that one.  I certainly wouldn't hire him.

Comment by Pat on July 20, 2012 at 7:05am

@ The Flying Atheist - Think about this. If you were the manager of a Waffle House or Denny's, would you hire him? I sure as shit wouldn't!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 3:08am

booklover, I'm glad my kids are all grown up and can carry on an intelligent conversation. But Oh! Dear! I remember those sophomoric years with humor now, but it has taken a while to be able to laugh. There is life after teenage children. 

As for feedback, you will be able to laugh at that, too. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 2:30am

Eeeeek!  I had to click on that link, and you're right, I couldn't believe it, and I couldn't stop watching.  The new wife must be using Tammy Faye's leftover makeup.  But that SET!  I was half expecting them to discuss bass fishing...or do something like "Blue Collar Comedy."

It's a circus and a train wreck.  A circus train wreck.

LOL...made me think of Miss Velma and the Universal World Church in Los Angeles; the "mighty golden altar" looked like a steam calliope covered with glitter and cotton candy. (I think they bought out a prop house that was going out of business.) Here's a xmas special:

We used to watch them on Sunday mornings after all night parties; laughter is a great hangover cure.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 2:28am

The Flying Atheist, Oh My Goodness! He is out of prison? He is back on TV? How gullible can people be?! And selling a solar generator? ... he must have grown a heart while in prison, concerned about people staying cool in a drought. Well, at least there will be sunlight, unless the dust bowl blanks out the light. His "new heart" really hasn't lost its lust for money. Does his new wife look like a carnival hooker?   


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