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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.

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Optical Illusions

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This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

Something we should all think about.....

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jun 19. 2 Replies

Got this in my email today...........Patricia - There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it:Google Maps: Help people with mobility challenges. Make your maps accessible!By Randy…Continue

Religious Calling (Mrs. Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Jun 17. 0 Replies

Very curious - a Betty Bowers video with NO Betty Bowers!  Yahweh IS here, though, and he's gotten all 21st century with his own cell phone!!!  Can't help but notice that he's a bit selective with just WHO he wants to talk to.  Meh ... got to keep…Continue

Tags: cell phone, Yahweh, Betty Bowers

Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 15. 1 Reply

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West, and she became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January 2013.Kathleen is dedicated to building a better…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2012 at 9:27am

He sounds like a wonderful man, your grandfather. As you say, someone to emulate.

Comment by booklover on August 18, 2012 at 8:29am

Awesome picture Ian!  I would need a comfy chair, a cup of coffee, and a cat on my lap, and I would stay there forever. :)

@The Flying Atheist, you Grandfather sounds awesome. 

Comment by Plinius on August 18, 2012 at 2:24am

Thanks for that heartwarming story about your grandfather, Flying Atheist! Sleep well, all of you! It's morning here, I'm off to do chores.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 18, 2012 at 1:26am

Off to bed everyone.  This morning person has been up WAY too late!  Nite, nite. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 18, 2012 at 1:16am

@Joan, I had GREAT admiration for my grandfather.  He was a happy, loving, smiling Dane who was always whistling a tune.  He was a hardworking semi-truck driver here in the city of Chicago and he had a heart of gold.  He was always telling stories about driving here and there around the city and he had endless tales about the kindness of the dockworkers and office people he encountered on his job.  He was a kind person himself...to a fault.  He would often greatly inconvenience himself just to help a complete stranger.  He wasn't a dumb or gullible man, but he always saw the good in other people.  He often got misty-eyed or choked-up when relaying stories about the acts of kindness he saw between people or when others went out of their way for him.  He was a very appreciative and compassionate man.  He and my grandmother were well respected by their friends for their stellar integrity.  Like I said earlier, he was always studying up on something.  He was very fond of geology.  Had his life taken a different path, he might have been a geologist or some type of academic.  None-the-less, he was a great man who, along with my grandmother, managed to support and raise a family of three girls through the Great Depression and WWII.  He lived to be 92.  He was really someone to respect and emulate.        

Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2012 at 12:55am

My idea of heaven.

Comment by Plinius on August 18, 2012 at 12:48am

@Joan Denoo - yes, I am a bookworm! There's nothing like parents that need only one book and tell you constantly that a girl doesn't need to know whatever you asked - you never stop reading after that.

Comment by Patricia on August 18, 2012 at 12:36am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2012 at 12:17am

@booklover, an incredible group of photos of cats in friges. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2012 at 12:15am

@sk8eycat, what a brave mother caring for her pups. Odd she would choose a fire truck to place them after such a harrowing experience. Trust must have been high, and she probably understood who would protect her and her litter. 

 

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