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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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Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 1:35pm

Apparently the "xian Archie" comics came out in the late 1960s, or early '70s, and were not published by the company that published the original comics.  I'm not even sure that they were done by the original artist-writer(s).  The major comic book publishers, usually had a stable of artists, and several might work on a single issue.  One artist-writer did all the "xian Archie" books.

Johnny Hart (B.C.) died in 2007, but the LA Times dropped "B.C." after the 2001 Easter fiasco, where a lit menorah slowly burned down into a cross, so I don't know if somebody else is doing the strip now, or if they're doing re-runs, or what...  (I mean the Times is reprinting "Peanuts") 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 1:28pm

Great news, Mindy. Glad to hear that you're not abnormal.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

Never heard about Archie, and I've been aware of Johnny Hart's predilection for christianity for longer than I care to think.

In both cases, anything associated with the other side of the conversation is set up as a straw man - no serious conversation or discussion of what atheism MIGHT be beyond that, which is predictable.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 12:39pm

Yay!

Comment by booklover on April 28, 2014 at 12:34pm
I just found that Archie comic when I was on Facebook and thought it was bizarre, so I shared. You are right Spud! And B.C. also? Disappointing!
I got my pathology report today from last Mondays surgery, and no abnormal cells! Yay!
Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 12:06pm

I juust found an interesting article about the xian conversion of "Archie," and it happened LONNNNG after I stopped reading comics and playing with paper dolls.

http://generationexploitation.blogspot.com/2006/06/history-of-chris...

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 11:42am

Re the "Archie" comic....how did they end up in the Old West? (I stopped reading "Archie" at about age 10, I thought it was kinda candy-ass from the beginning.

BTW, Johnny Hart put xian messages in his "B.C" strip as often as he could....and got some fierce backlashes when he did.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 9:33am

Joan, Mindy said that cartoon wasn't a joke.  She was just pointing-out how religious the cartoonist was.  It was a surprise and a disappointment.  Correct me if I'm wrong Mindy.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 9:26am

Mindy, I'm very sorry to hear of the problems you are having with your old friend.

I can relate to being worried about her doing something to hurt you.  When I get into disagreements with people, even lesser disagreements than you had, I worry quite a bit.

Comment by booklover on April 28, 2014 at 8:00am

You are right k.h., and thanks Chris!  I did try and give her another chance, but it immediately became all about her again.  I feel relief!

Joan, yes I am proud of her!  She's been having a really nice time having a boyfriend again, studying, and planning her move to her new university at the end of the summer.  She has been seeing her doctor regularly.  I am so happy for her.  I've really enjoyed spending so much time with her, even though I wish she hadn't had to go through all that "crap." lol.  Now if I could just get her to clean her room.... ;)

Have a good week everyone.  I get the results from my pathology report this morning.  I'm not worried.  I'll let you guys know.

 

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