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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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Surreal, I haz it

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

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Patricia on November 27, 2013 at 8:57pm

Curious humpback
encounter dazzles whale watchers


http://cbc.sh/Ie7m8ZM




Comment by booklover on November 27, 2013 at 6:06pm

Ha ha Carl, no one friend-requests me anymore because I have friended and unfriended everyone so much.  Not kidding!  It's like an OCD thing!  I'm friendly, someone pisses me off, I unfriend everyone or leave Facebook.  Seriously.  People on Facebook think I'm disturbed.  LOL.  I will stay strong this time though Carl and not friend anyone again! ha ha

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 27, 2013 at 5:55pm

Mindy, it sounds like Facebook will be a better experience for you as long as you stick to your stated goals.  I imagine there will be pressure on you to accept friendship requests from family and acquaintances, but now you know from experience not to open that can of worms again.  Good luck.  Be strong, my friend, and may the force of refusal be with you, my child.

Comment by booklover on November 27, 2013 at 5:17pm

Okay, so talking with Joan about Facebook, and my sister saying she missed me on Facebook, made me get back on Facebook. BUT... I am only friends with a very few people who I won't argue with, and I play online instant-win games a lot and was missing-out on a lot of them that require Facebook, and, like Joan said, she liked the info. that comes to her through it.  So I'm going to use it less as a social network, and more as a "get funny pictures and jokes, win prizes, and occasionally talk to a select few people page."  ;)  Also, I'm going to try and only check it once a day.

Comment by Patricia on November 27, 2013 at 2:51pm

I'm using delta & theta brain wave cd music for sleep, & they are helping quite nicely for most nights.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2013 at 1:12pm

Ruth, great handshakes. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 27, 2013 at 12:48pm

This is a hoot!

Comment by Joseph Corder on November 27, 2013 at 5:57am

Joan, I would never have known that the brain has so much to do when you listen and dance to music!  Seem like my brain is lit up a good portion of the day!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 27, 2013 at 3:34am

Ian......4 a.m.?!  What are you doing out so late?!  It's Tuesday......a school night! 

Sounds like you had a very fun evening.

What age do pensioner benefits begin in Denmark?  I'm 49 years old, but in 8 short months I'll be 50 and technically eligible to become a member of AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons) and to start receiving "senior citizen" discounts and special offers.  Of course, AARP is not our government run retirement/benefits program.  We have "Social Security" for that purpose.  And for me personally, due to economics, I'll probably have to wait until my early 70's to begin collecting those benefits.  

It's all very depressing......... 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2013 at 2:20am
 

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