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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 13 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

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

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 23 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2014. 11 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

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Comment by booklover on April 11, 2013 at 7:34am

Comment by booklover on April 11, 2013 at 7:34am

Thank you Carl.  I feel the same way about you!

Chris, thanks for the hug back too :)  Our cat Lula, who is 11,  only likes my husband, our kids, and me!  She doesn't like anyone else, or any other animals!  What a funny cat.  

Glad you smiled Ian!  Hang with Friends makes me smile also!

Joan, that Bantam Chick is great!  How fancy!!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 11, 2013 at 6:44am

Joan, I like the Buff-laced Bantam Chick.  Cute and interesting.  

Comment by Ian Mason on April 11, 2013 at 4:17am

Thanks everyone for the posts and pics. Just the ticket for causing a morning smile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 11, 2013 at 1:32am

Buff-laced Bantam Chick 

Comment by Plinius on April 11, 2013 at 1:27am

And hugs to all of you!

Dido really shines like satin. All my cats all knew the difference between an accident and on purpose actions - I've seen their reaction to certain people that visited us - no good at all - and much later I understood that the cats were right and I should have been warned by their behaviour. Now I pay attention to what the cats think about visitors.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2013 at 9:32pm

Hugs back, Melinda.  You bring a lot of smiles and fun to this group.  I always enjoy your pics and stories. 

Comment by Lillie on April 10, 2013 at 9:28pm

Chris, does Dido"s fur look like satin?  Our black cat's does.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2013 at 9:12pm

I know what you mean, Melinda. There is a special energy that comes out of this group. You add so much to my enjoyment as do each one of you. 

Comment by booklover on April 10, 2013 at 9:05pm

I have just deleted most of my Facebook "friends."  I want to be on there as little as possible (I do keep in touch with my sister on there, etc.) 

I would just rather be on here instead.  I like you people much better than most "real-life" people!!!  Hugs to all of you!~ Melinda

 

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