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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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies


Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

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 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2012 at 12:06am

@The Flying Atheist, there is a difference between those who don't finish high school and continue to pursue interests beyond the mundane daily life. I find them open to questioning, exploring for new information, and willing to look at old ways of thinking and acting and experimenting with non-traditional ideas. As I think back to my childhood, the people I admired and wanted to spend time with were the questioners, seekers. 
Did you feel accepted and supported by your grandfather? He must have meant a lot to you, to remember him with such loving and respectful terms. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 17, 2012 at 11:51pm

My grandfather never finished high school, which was pretty common for someone born in 1910, but he was always reading and learning about some topic in a book from the library.  He was a very fun, kind, and down to earth person.  I admired him for his personality and for his scholarly eagerness to learn and to pass on what he knew. 

Comment by Plinius on August 17, 2012 at 11:38pm

I collect internetpictures from all over the world, and there are some 3000 books here: history, evolution, atheism, philosophy, DIYbooks and a lot of whodunnits and literature. I started to read lots of different things to patch up my poor education - still not finished ;-)

Comment by Steph S. on August 17, 2012 at 10:53pm
Oh I love your cool cat Patricia! Awesome!
Comment by Patricia on August 17, 2012 at 10:34pm

 Another cool cat

Comment by Steph S. on August 17, 2012 at 10:26pm
Cold Cats are so cool! : )
Comment by booklover on August 17, 2012 at 10:03pm

lol Patricia, yep!  Or Cold-Cats (Cold-Cuts) ooohhhh that was a bad one! ha ha ha.

Steph, you have a great weekend too! :)

Comment by Steph S. on August 17, 2012 at 9:49pm
Sk8eycat and booklover I just love those cute pics you both posted! It's so nice to come here and smile!
Have a great weekend!
Comment by Patricia on August 17, 2012 at 9:30pm

Is that what ya cats?

Comment by booklover on August 17, 2012 at 9:02pm

Want a snack? lol


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