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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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on January 24, 2014 at 5:20pm

Loren, that's a keeper (why churches don't have Wifi) !!

Somewhat related: (from Cheezburger)

Imagine if trees gave off Wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 4:51pm

Haha!  "Yank those gold crowns" is what I told my brother, and he said he would do it.

I've got 3 in my mouth and one that was replaced that I'm saving. It's strange that they don't recycle them.  They must be worth something.  They have gold, silver and a few other metals in them.

Comment by booklover on January 24, 2014 at 4:44pm

I would have my hand up for a visit Spud. :)

Cool you found a non-religious doctor.  My dentist and his whole staff are SO religious and right-wing.  I've been seeing him since I was 17.  I'm 46.  Maybe time to find a new one!  Glad you escaped a big bill!!!  Mentioning your gold crown reminded me of a friend I used to have whose husband told her that if he ever died at home, get a pliers and pry off the gold crown before calling the authorities, so she could sell it and get some money for it! lol.  I have a gold crown also.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

Spud, count me in on the potluck! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

Had my teeth cleaned yesterday, and the dentist checked them over today.  All looks good.  Don't have to have my large gold crown replaced.  Whew!  Escaped another $500 bill (over $1000 anywhere else).

Have an appointment with my new doctor next week.  It's his wife that cleans my teeth, and she's the best and most friendly that I've ever had.  She recommended her husband when I told her I wanted a doctor that was less religious and more scientific.  Don't yet know if they are agnostic, or what.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 3:53pm

Yes Mindy, I agree.  But if I had the green stuff, I would ask for a show of hands from those peeps that wanted a visit

Comment by booklover on January 24, 2014 at 3:36pm
Oh! Spud, I was going to say I wish we really could all visit in person! This is better than never having met though!!!!!
Comment by booklover on January 24, 2014 at 3:30pm
Loren, I just read your church/wifi joke to my daughter and she laughed and said "that's the truth!" Good one!
Comment by booklover on January 24, 2014 at 3:28pm
Joan, you are such a neat person! All that know you know that you really ARE such a genuine person and a treasure to have as a friend.

Thank you for the compliment Spud! I feel the same way about you! We seem to agree on most everything, and we just found out we are even more alike! Too bad we have to be such worriers though! Well, we can worry together here at least! :)
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 2:35pm

Spud, I genuinely mean it when you or anyone has a constructive criticism. I'm trying to be a better writer and each one here offers insightful expressions that I value. Just as you all were my support team during Cruddy Cancer, I feel you are on my team to do a better job of writing.  

 

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