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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 on Monday. 14 Replies

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change.org

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

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, 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 change.org 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 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.

Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 12:00pm

Tony, I LOVE that picture, and thank-you SO much!  You are my friend too!!!~ Melinda

Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 11:59am

Loren, such a nice picture!!

@ Tammy, I love that "anti-homicide medication!"  There was an e-card on Facebook I thought was hysterical, it said "I don't get nearly enough credit for not being a homicidal maniac!" LOL.  And yes, my husband and kids tell me to quit getting so upset over the news, politics, etc.  I say I can't help it, I just can't take the stupid anymore! lol.  I never get mad at my kids, they are my world.  They probably wish I would get more of a life! lol. 

@ Steph, you're welcome, and I want to be nicer like you are!  Also, I have a big, black cat whose name is DALE of all things.  Hubby named him. lol.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 11:58am

For you, my friend Melinda. You are special, and I always seek out what you, Steph, Loren, SB, Joan, Ruth, FA, and a few others are posting. I work 14 hrs a day, and don't get to post as much as I like, but you are wonderful,  insightful, funny, witty, and I like you. So, big hug from me. too.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 11:46am

Thanks so much for your kind words booklover and Joan!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 11:45am

Loren that is a great picture of you and your cat! There are many cat lovers here - yes! I love cats - especially the black ones.

Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 11:06am

LOL Melinda I'm so glad you get my humor, I try never to take anything too seriously. I'm seriously hormonal of late... (mentalpause) and all the stupidity in the world seems to get to me a lot more than it used to, humor is my anti-homicide medication!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 20, 2012 at 11:06am

Did someone here mention cat-lovers?


Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 11:02am

Hey, I also LOVE that a ton of people on here are cat-lovers! lol :)

Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 11:01am

TAMMY, I seriously love your personality!!!  Thanks for the compliment and I always love hearing from you!  I agree AN is the best site I have ever been a part of!~ Melinda

 

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