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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith May 27. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 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

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Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 7:37pm

Here ya go booklover! I hope it makes you smile! (and everyone else too!)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 7:21pm

The Bloody Mary with beer & Snap-E-Tom has a bit of a bite.  You can also use regular tomato juice and a squeeze of lemon, or your favorite flavor of V-8.  It's a nice cooler.

I also am reminded of a scene from a TV mini-series called "Fresno," starring Carol Burnett.  T'was a spoof of "Dallas."  This wealthy family was seated at an elegant breakfast table, and drinking Bloody Marys with a giant stalk of celery in each glass as a swizzle stick.  Nobody took their celery out of the glass when they took a sip, so they were getting poked in the eye/nose/whatever.  With perfectly straight faces.

I was howling, and wishing I had been on the set when they shot that sequence.  I wonder how many takes they went through to get it right. (I think we have that thing on VHS...somewhere.)

A classic.  IMO.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 2:32pm

I joined FlakeBook at the request of a high school friend about 4 years ago.  Almost immediately I 1) started hearing from every classmate who bored me to death 55+ years ago, and 2) the amount of cr*p in my Spam Folder more than tripled.  I dropped out before the first week was over.

My favorite "Bloody Mary" is the type made with beer and Snap-E-Tom.  (Served with deep-fried stuffed jalapenos!)  YUM!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

ROFL great joke rewrite sk8eycat!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2012 at 1:28pm

@Booklover  Take many deep breaths and have a glass of wine.  If that doesn't work, call me in the morning and we'll continue with Bloody Marys. 

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:51am

Cool graphic Ruth! Thanks I enjoyed it.

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:50am

Sorry to hear that booklover. I refuse to be on Facebook myself. It's too much trouble. So I just have this site and I really like the people here.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 11:07am

Ruth, that's wierd...most of the symbols for the wildfire areas on that map look like cats.  (The rest look like army helmets.) Are they trying to tell us something?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 10:58am

@booklover: I would rewrite that joke. Have the woman be a pushy fundie, proselytizing the little "wise little girl," and have the punchline be "How do you know there's a god if you don't know shit?"

Most atheists don't claim to know for certain that there are no gods; we've just never seen or heard of any verifiable evidence that any exist. And it's up to the person making the claim to provide the proof.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 10:50am

Patricia, the smoke drifting to BC Canada is more likely to be from fires in Wyoming and Montana. See the US Wildfire map.

 

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