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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 21 hours ago. 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 Tony Carroll on June 4, 2012 at 1:08am

I understand. You never know when they might "Karma" get you for such a pun.

<uh, I think you better scoot over and give me some room>

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2012 at 12:54am

<why do you think I'm hiding?>

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 4, 2012 at 12:11am

Groaner, sk8eyecat, groaner. LOL :)

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2012 at 12:03am

Steph: My sister made that LOL book cover (if you were refering to The Mists of Avalon)

That's the fanciest chameleon I've ever seen!  Maybe it's "Karma Chameleon"...

<runs and hides>

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 3, 2012 at 8:53pm

That made me really LOL Steph. Thanks. I needed that. What did he sleep on. Wonderful.

Comment by Steph S. on June 3, 2012 at 8:37pm

I love your LOL that you made sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing with us.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2012 at 4:22pm

I've run out of Stash House Blend (I ordered more Thursday...whee!), so I'm drinking their "Xmas Morning" blend right now, and thinking about pouring it in a tall glass...over ice.  It's that kinda day.

Oh.  They don't call it "Xmas," but I do. 

They have about 75 - 100 kinds of tea...black, green, white, tisanes (ick), and Oolong.  One lovely Oolong is called Royal Robe, but it costs 3 or 4 times as much as the same weight of the House Blend. Once in a while I splurge and buy 50 or 100 grams, but not often.

PS: Give my regards to Mr. Animal!  I love him!  AND Dr. Teeth.

My sister (Red Robin...her hair is the same color as Pumpkin's bright ORNJ fur) made this LOL...I loved MZB, and ALL her books.

THE MISTS OF AVALON

Comment by Steph S. on June 3, 2012 at 2:53pm

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well.

I drink tea too! So I am enjoying the posts here on teas as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2012 at 11:31am

@Chris: I like Lapsang Souchong with spicy (hot!) food...Chinese or Mexican.  It soothes the "fire" without numbing the taste buds. At least I think it does.

@Shayne: LOL I like Irish Breakfast tea mostly for the flavor, and also when I need to wake up fast. I made the mistake of drinking a cup of "Super Irish Breakfast" (with Splenda) last month when I had an early morning MD appointment for routine blood tests, etc.  My blood sugar was normal, but my BP was 130/80, very high for me, and Dr. BadJokes freaked and insisted on prescribing another BP medication in addition to the two I already take.  I kept telling him about the high-caffiene tea, but he wouldn't listen. The effing pills gave me terrible headaches, so I quit taking them after a day or two. (I haven't told him that...yet.)

My next appointment is in two weeks; I think I'll try decaf (pleh!) tea in the morning and see what happens.

 

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2012 at 12:31am

I drink coffee and tea, but not very much as I have to mind my heartrate. A wonderful tea is Lapsang Souchong, a real pick-me-up I  think they call it.

 

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