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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 on Monday. 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 Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 10:03pm

Grinning Cat I stopped by and commented on the writing accuracy article. Booklover - that's a really cute Lolcat. Tony - that pig is having fun in the sun.

Comment by John Lynch on February 27, 2013 at 9:28pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2013 at 8:13pm

I’m 5 pages behind. We lost the internet connection just as I was about to send my comment last night. Thanks for all of your pictures and comments, especially the happy piglet. I "fell into" cataddictsanona-mouse. Thanks for introducing me to it, booklover. Love that "getting the paw" video too. I enjoy having cats  empowered with "no means no". It's one way we show our love.

Comment by booklover on February 27, 2013 at 4:16pm

Comment by booklover on February 27, 2013 at 4:15pm

On my Comcast homepage there is an article about the pope.  He said sometimes, during times of crisis (just paraphrasing), that it seemed gawd was taking a nap, or something to that effect.  WOW.  What a great and wonderful gawd.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2013 at 2:30pm

I have a question about "had".   Kennedy said "I had a member of my family killed ... " and I hear it very often. 

Robert Kennedy's Speech on MLK Assassination at 2:10 minutes

It is my pet peeve. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 27, 2013 at 12:05pm

Steph, sk8eycat -- Ruth and a few others of us are discussing the general "decline in writing accuracy" over in Linguaphiles & Sesquipedalians.

One of the mistakes she found was in the news: "It is original from the Andean area of South Africa and widely grown in ... the south Mexico, especially Ecuador."

(That's a great glaring subtitle for "Eat, Ray, Love"! Doesn't anyone proofread magazine covers anymore?)

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2013 at 11:53am

Watched one of my favorite movies yesterday, and noticed Johnny Depp used a line from a song that we were just talking about, "Good Morning Starshine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETE135Ib1ew

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 6:03am

Have a nice day everyone. Stay warm.

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 5:36am

I can't believe no one caught that grammar mistake sk8eycat.

No one proofreads anymore.

 

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