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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 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

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 4:13pm
Of course you should be kept in the loop. It is kind of like when kids don't check in to report their safety, give them a big hug and kiss when they do, and then scold the heck out of them. The relief of knowing they are safe moderates with expression of disappointment in making others worry.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 3:15pm
Patricia, you make good sense. You have done all that can be done. The rest is up to Isabel and her family. Please do keep us informed.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:43pm
Sorry, I tried to delete my duplicate message, to no avail.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:30pm

Patricia, I am so sorry for the stress you feel for your friend. The only thing I can think of is to keep making contact with her family members, even if they do not respond.
May I be so bold as to suggest that being frantic helps no one, especially you. Do you have some stress management techniques to help you feel less stressed?  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:25pm
"I regret my abortion" sign carried by man. I am sure he feels pain at the prospects of ending a life. Most women do too, especially if they have to make decisions based on tough choices. Perhaps his sorrow will help him to take control of his reproductive life so no other abortion choice needs to be made because of him. He can be an influence on other men who may take sexuality as their entitlement without regard for the consequences. Sexually active men and women must take responsibility and stop blaming women.
Comment by Plinius on July 6, 2013 at 2:11pm

Still no answers?! I hope for a happy meeting for you!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 6, 2013 at 1:13pm

Hi Mindy. I'm here but this is my working weekend so not much happening. Happy splashing at your Mum's :)

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 5, 2013 at 2:23am

Heh! on the "medical miracle"!

Ruth, I'm using Firefox, and sometimes I have to refresh the page for certain pictures to show up. I wonder if they're the same ones.

Late-night geekery ahead...

Felaine, I've seen people post quite a few non-displaying pictures that, when I drag over the message and look under "View Selection Source", look like they were copied-and-pasted from Yahoo Mail. (Yahoo Mail displays the pictures from your email storage, so when you're logged into your Yahoo Mail, you see them, but other people who aren't won't.)

The surefire way to share a picture like that is to first download it to your computer (you can right-click and "Save Picture As..." or "Save Image As..."), then use the "Image" button (to the right of "LINK") to add an image "From My Computer".

(And I'm with you as far as being a non-Facebook-user by choice.)

I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 5, 2013 at 1:13am

A medical miracle.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 5, 2013 at 12:11am

Thanks for the virgin birth/wise men comic, Grinning Cat.

Since I switched from Firefox to Internet Explorer some of the pictures here are tiny boxes with an x in them, that I have to click to see the image in a new tab. Anyone know a fix for that?

Good night, All. Have a stress free holiday weekend.

 

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