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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 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

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 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

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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

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Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:05pm
Dale is a beautiful black cat Melinda. I think that was your profile pic for a while, if my memory serves me right.
How's everyone doing this Friday?
Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 2:54pm

LOL Idaho Spud, I never even saw that Tammy Faye Baker conversation, gotta pay notice to she who puts the make-up on with a spatula! Bow before the bronzer!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 2:49pm

It does. Just googled it, and today is 'National Moon Day'. Also 'National Lollipop Day'. Sweet!!! (Yes, bad joke intended).

Also 'International Chess Day, and Ugly Truck Day'. 

This is what the moon landing has to compete against. I think it can take the trucks and chess, but not so sure about lollipops. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on July 20, 2012 at 2:42pm

Yes, sk8eycat. A great idea for a secular holiday to celebrate what humanity can do.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 2:33pm

July 20 should be some kind of holiday, doncha think?

Comment by Plinius on July 20, 2012 at 2:16pm

@Patricia and Booklover - I feel out-worded too and sometimes I feel too shy to mix - but I try not to forget what a kind woman told me long ago: that such feelings are indicative of a sensitive person. She also said that the world needs such people. Good comfort for many of us. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 1:59pm

Thanks from me also to Melinda and Joan for the kind words, and I agree about the nice people on here, at least the ones I know.  It takes me a long time to get to remember and know people, so I'm sorry in advance if any of you feel I've ignored you.

Melinda, I don't know if Tammy Faye Baker knows she looks horrid in all that makeup.  It's hard to believe she doesn't, but who knows. Maybe she knows but just wants to be instantly recognized, like Tiny Tim (the "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" guy).

I just called her Tammy before, and hope Tammy S didn't think for an instant I was talking about her.

Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 12:41pm

Aww Melinda that pic makes me miss my Harley (my black super-mouser) who never ate the mice she killed, she just offered them to me as sacrifices on the back steps and my Poof Russey! Poof loved to be thrown up on the tin roof so he could run to the middle and slide down the other side claws squealing all the way down, then run back around to the deck and beg to be thrown back on the roof. He'd do this for HOURS if you'd let him! It got the cat tagged with that name and it caught on so well with all of our friends and family, that none of us can remember what the his original name had been!

I love the pics, it was nice to come back to this thread after my workout!!! *hugs all around*! Tony I shared your pic with my hubby at work, he's having the typical pull your hair out Friday and that was just too cute to pass up!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 12:19pm

Wow. I can tell who runs your house, Melinda. Beautiful cat. Lord and master of all he surveys. lol

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thank you so much Tony and a hug for you too!

Group hug for all you group members!

I enjoy hearing from all of you and enjoy your posting on here.

Thank you booklover - you are a joy! What a cute kitty named Dale - I would love to see a picture of your beautiful cat Melinda.


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