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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

Tags: surreal

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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by booklover on November 28, 2013 at 7:20pm

Thanks Chris!  My mother-in-law is a good cook, and I had a great meal!  No breakfast, just one big meal topped-off with a slice of pumpkin pie! yum!

Comment by Plinius on November 28, 2013 at 11:22am

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (Are you all knockout from too much good food?)

Comment by booklover on November 28, 2013 at 8:33am

Patricia, I think we're going to make a ramp to the bed for our dog (Molly)! lol

Carl, Happy Thanksgiving to you too, and to all the AN friends!  I am very glad all of you are here and that we became friends.  <3  Mindy

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 28, 2013 at 5:10am

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who are celebrating today.  I hope you have an enjoyable and satisfying day.  Thanks for being such a wonderful group of people.   

Comment by Patricia on November 28, 2013 at 12:18am

Put ramps leading to all your furniture, doncha know! Hahaha!!!

Comment by booklover on November 28, 2013 at 12:01am
Exactly Steph! We are thinking of getting our dog a bed for the floor now that she's old and having a hard time getting up on the couch, etc., but we think the cats will probably take it over! Maybe if we put a box next to it... Lol
Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2013 at 9:04pm

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

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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.

 

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