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Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Brent Feeney yesterday. 26 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 27 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

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I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

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Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

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Comment by booklover on August 24, 2012 at 7:03pm

Thanks everyone for the support.  I'm just having a bad day!  See that's a great thing about finding friends on the internet.  You already know you have something in common with them, otherwise you wouldn't be on that forum!  I have to say I have another REALLY religious friend, and she didn't get offended at all!  She says we have different beliefs and we are friends no matter what, and she thinks I'm a great person.  Now THAT is a friend. :)  Gotta go now, DA BEARS are on! lol  (we are about an hour and a half from Chicago.)  Now we can all DISAGREE on which football team we root for.  THAT is important. ;) Have a really good weekend you guys!  I'm going to see my only sibling in Green Bay (Guess who SHE roots for!), and my only nephew 10, and my newly-teenager niece! {{{{Hugs to all}}}}

Comment by Tammy S on August 24, 2012 at 6:46pm

Melinda I said this in another discussion last night concerning people who get defensive about their beliefs and it applies here. You are free to shove it up her nose if you like:


 "If someone doesn't like their beliefs challenged, they're not very secure in them to begin with."

 

It worked well to change the course of that conversation. I hope you feel better soon. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2012 at 6:40pm

RE:  Romney's remark about "the place that we were born and raised."  I have no doubt he meant we, white people.  Sounds like a Freudian slip of the tongue that reveals how he truly feels about Barack Obama.  (My opinion.)  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2012 at 6:34pm

Rant away, Melinda.  You're among friends.  We don't mind.  If she's an alcoholic, she's not thinking clearly, so don't let her actions get to you.  And I hope you feel better soon.  :)

Comment by booklover on August 24, 2012 at 5:56pm

Oh I know you're right Steph!  I don't know why I did it. After reading it though it made me know a clean-break is what was needed anyway.  I truly hope she gets help with her alcoholism.  It is really hurting her, now adult, kids.  Not my problem though. It is sad and it was hurting our relationship long before the Atheism-thing.  She actually used to get mad I wouldn't get drunk with her. :(

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:50pm
I live the disco turtle booklover. I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I'm thinking about you and I hope you feel better soon. Just try to ignore that ex- friend of yours. Try not to visit her FB page. It's better not to look anymore - just make a clean break. Out of sight out of mind so to speak.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2012 at 5:43pm

Grinning Cat, that is so funny! 

Comment by booklover on August 24, 2012 at 5:37pm

Thought this was cute!  I am having one of my not-feeling-good days from my chronic health-thingy (that is the technical term, lol.) Also, it is really bugging me about the 'friend' that I am not friends with anymore because I had posted my non-beliefs on Facebook and she considered it 'xtian-bashing'.  It is SO immature of me, but I looked on her page and she has all this religious crap all of a sudden like she's proving that it was right of her and wrong of me.  Why would I even care?!  She's an idiot.  I feel like I'm about 12.  I think it's because I just don't feel good.  Thanks for listening to my rant my friends. ~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:27pm

Yeah booklover - exactly - maybe he has a twin - I shudder to think of the thought of a twin Mitt Romney out there somewhere.

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:26pm

I love the cat video Flying Atheist - I love cats too.

 

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