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Hang With Friends

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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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Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Plinius 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 38 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist on Thursday. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat 13 minutes ago

About the ear plugs....be obvious.  Use big wads of cotton!  And stare at all the people (slaves) with their heads bowed as if you have suddenly found yourself in a crowd of lunatics; especially if they have their hands in the shackled position.. 

(If the retirement community is funded by government(s), they are violating the law.)

Comment by booklover 1 hour ago

Carl, that train thing is so cool!  Weird how you can make it seem like it's going the other direction!

Comment by Idaho Spud 3 hours ago

Ear plugs.  Thanks for the idea Randy.  If I ever accept a meal invitation at one of my Mormon relatives houses again, I just may take some and stuff them in.

 It would be interesting to see the reaction, but I highly doubt I will ever accept again.

Comment by Randall Smith 3 hours ago

Curiosity is the primary enticement for eating Thanksgiving dinner with my father at his retirement community. I can just imagine the dishes--mainly soft and mushy. Wonder if a prayer will be given? Ear plugs, please. And I can't talk to my dad without shouting. Oh well, he's buying.

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.

Comment by The Flying Atheist 12 hours ago

We all have magical powers.........

Comment by Nick Bottom 12 hours ago

Dinner with a super-liberal atheist sounds like my idea of a great Thanksgiving. However, this year I'll settle for somewhat-liberal, wishy-washy-on-religion people, which will be a nice change from the last few Thanksgivings I've had. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist 12 hours ago

Sounds like a very enjoyable evening out, Mindy.  That's the same situation with me and my best friend.  It's nice to be able to cut loose with an understanding audience.  . 

Comment by booklover 12 hours ago
I just got home from a great dinner out with my friend who is an Atheist, and Super-Liberal. And she swears:) SO refreshing to say anything and everything I want with no editing, and also being in total agreement with everything the other person says.
Good Night Friends!
Comment by Patricia 15 hours ago

That layout is in the corner bedroom upstairs. My husband couldn't use the basement when we had tenants, so upstairs it is. I have to say no to expansion to the living room though....hahahaha!!!! Then he comes back with...."I'm gonna cut through the wall into the middle bedroom"! Riiiiiiiiiiight!!!!

The table is waist high so he crawls under to get to the center opening where the controls are, but it also leaves the whole area under it for storing the stuff he's bought but not yet set up. It's a terrific hobby.

Comment by Joan Denoo 16 hours ago

Felaine, have you kept a diary? I think I asked you that before. Maybe you could recall enough of your experiences to write a book. 

 

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