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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 Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 81 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 16, 2012 at 11:26am

So, the xtian mafia is going around breaking legs?  I'm not surprised. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 11:04am

Thanks for the link Paula.  I thought replacement feet was just a joke, but I can believe they might be needed sometimes.  It is sad (and anger-inducing) that we have to put-up with vandalism from those 'loving' people.

I like several of those takeoffs on the fish.  My favorites are the one that says "Bite Me" and the fishy rocket ship that says "Science".

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 10:37am

Love the sign Joan.

How's everyone doing today?

I enjoy your company. : )

Comment by Paula T. on August 16, 2012 at 10:17am

Wonderful sign, Joan!  Some people figure if the parenting styles of their parents worked for them so why try any other way?  I made conscious decisions to NOT repeat some of the things my parents did raising me.  Although my kids are not perfect, they are self-assured, confident, and know they are valuable and loved.  And I always gave gentle reminders about manners and never had to 'ground' them for any reason.  You get what you give :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2012 at 10:01am

via Patricia, Great poster. Even children or adults with severe brain dysfunction can be trained, and if not, other arrangements can be made to not take them to retail establishments. A badly behaved mentally healthy child reflects poor parenting techniques. Effective parenting is so easily learned, and easily accessible, there is no reason to do a poor job. 
For those parents with mentally disabled children, the public has a responsibility to learn and understand challenges they face and not add to the problems.

The sign has a valid message; I agree and reposting.

   

Comment by Paula T. on August 16, 2012 at 9:36am

I laughed when I first saw the replacement feed, then felt sad that such a loving bunch of people would vandalize.  Not very secure in their beliefs, eh?  Here is the link...scroll down about 3/4 of the way

http://www.evolvefish.com/fish/emblems.html

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 9:29am
Tony I love your puppies picture! So cute!
Well I do much better without any wheat, and I eat lots of protein so for me the wheat free lifestyle is working. So just find out what works for you. Anyways, the book is fascinating and well written. He discusses how humans evolved and what our ancestors ate. I am enjoying the book.
Comment by Tara on August 16, 2012 at 8:29am

Good morning all!  On the wheat/carb topic:  there is certainly enough evidence that shows it is a problem but not for all people.  Some of us absolutely cannot have grains (celiac here) yet there are others who cannot have excess amounts of proteins.  It's not a one or the other, black vs white situation.  

A lot of criticism is shown towards the "blood type" or "body type" diets but it's worth examining them simply because they place emphasis on the importance of variance within our species, and knowing your body.

@Tony: that is the cutest picture ever!  Or at least at this time in the AM :P

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 7:41am

Replacement Darwin Fish legs is funny!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 7:36am

Tony, I love the God Sent Darwin bumper sticker!

 

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