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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 Apr 14. 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 Loren Miller on March 29, 2013 at 9:17pm

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on March 29, 2013 at 7:40pm
Comment by Patricia on March 29, 2013 at 6:09pm

I met a lot of terrific medical people when I did my cancer thing as well. Knowledgeable, cheerful, & lots of laughs, so the experience was just fine. Chemo was not fun, but we still had good things despite it. Not something I care to repeat, but ya get what ya get & deal with it accordingly. Having cancer was also where I found out my dr. is atheist, so we've ripped the religious apart plenty!!! Hahaha!!!

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 29, 2013 at 5:07pm

Apricots no!  Mangos Yess.

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 29, 2013 at 5:05pm

I love fruit!!  Try using a juicer!  If you are adventurous, try adding veggies into the juice!!  It does a body good!

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 4:53pm

Yum Joan, you just made be want to "NOM" some fruit!  I have never tried, or even heard of, Mangosteen, Noni, Soursop, and I have never tried Dragon Fruit, Goji Berries, or Acai Berries.  If I find them, I will try them!  The only fruit I don't like the flavor of is apricots.  I don't know why.  I have never liked them, but I like all other fruits.  And vegetables!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:42pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:37pm

Melinda, That dog and turtle friendship tickles me. I know you will have a great time with your daughter. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:35pm

Spud, what a wonderful photo, "To Nom? or Not to Nom? Some photographer caught a keeper with this one. Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 4:32pm
sk8eycat, thanks so much. This woman tells her story with a lot of personal observations helpful to the newcomer on the block. I am fortunate to have found mine before it began to spread.
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