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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.

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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 81 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by Steph S. on May 19, 2012 at 10:29am
Tammy S I completely agree with you! You took the words right out of my mouth. I have made the same observations as you. In fact, I even considered leaving the site because of that. But I reconsidered because there are many good people here which I enjoy being around.
I hope all of you are having a good weekend!
What is today's cookie?
Comment by Tammy S on May 19, 2012 at 10:05am

Melinda I have to admit, this is the first group I have felt comfortable in and completely enjoyed reading in a long, long time. So many of the forums and blogs are so hostile even to one another, each trying to prove their superior intelligence, that they forget the main reason we join forums and groups "is" that missing sense of community among non-believers. It's so pleasant here, everyone contributes without being so hyper-critical of every statement.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 19, 2012 at 8:47am

Internships are PURE GOLD, Melinda.  My daughter rode one from her junior year to a full-time job which literally started the day after she graduated!

Comment by Tammy S on May 19, 2012 at 8:11am

Congratulations!

Comment by Plinius on May 18, 2012 at 11:36pm

Good news! Congrats booklover!

Comment by Steph S. on May 18, 2012 at 10:20pm
Congrats Melinda! Way to go!
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 18, 2012 at 10:04pm

Tell her congrats from me, Melinda. Way to go! Grab life, and hold on. It is definately a wonderful ride.

Comment by Tammy S on May 17, 2012 at 1:03pm

OMG don't get me started on the Muppets on youtube, I'll never get anything done today! ♥♥♥Bohemian Rhapsody♥♥♥ was epic!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 17, 2012 at 12:02pm

It is Animal drumming to Rush, The Body Electric.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 17, 2012 at 12:00pm
 

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