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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 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 Plinius on November 6, 2013 at 4:34am

Nice!! Now find the door marked Schiedam and visit me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2013 at 1:28am
Carl, this is splendid! What a clever way to plant seeds to travel!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 11:38pm

In Paris, Interactive Doors ‘Transport’ Pedestrians To Other European Cities

To promote its travel service, railway company SNCF teamed up with ad agency TBWA Paris to create an ad campaign that sends pedestrians to other European cities—simply by opening a door.

The campaign, called ‘Europe, It’s Just Next Door’, features brightly colored doors with the names of cities plastered on them. These doors were then placed in public areas around Paris.

When opened, the doors displayed real-time events happening in those cities. For example, pedestrians could watch a mime performance in Milan, have their portraits drawn by a sketch artist in Brussels, or join a hip-hop dance crew in Barcelona.

“These interactive fun experiences not only created multicultural links among Europeans, but also enabled us all to realize that at the end of the day, Europe it’s just next door,” wrote the ad agency.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 10:56pm

Sorry, Mindy, my writing was unclear. Ruth states she was having one more antibiotic and then will be able to get back to building a normal gastric function again. I have no antibiotics. 

My gastric problems ended a few weeks after my BIG chemo on Sept 4.  I am doing great in that area. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 10:19pm

Joan, we were supposed to have some snow flurries here last week, but that never materialized.  We've been having some wonderful Fall days.  Temperatures in the 50's and beautiful trees in bright, Autumn colors of gold, yellow, rusty red and bronze.  It's been very pretty here. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 10:14pm

Mindy, I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 8:48pm

Sending an autumn scene to all of you as a reminder of our incredible autumn colors, even as we had our first snow that stayed on the trees, not on sidewalks and pavement. 

Spokane's Manito, Japanese Garden 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 8:32pm

Mindy, love your cats watching TV of cat confronting mouse. I really like your comment to unfriend if he begins to spout religious crap. I had a similar experience, except the sister of a relative turned out to be more confident of her non-religion than anyone I know, aside from us, of course. 

Ian, happy to learn of your "nice" visit to England. I hope you found situations under manageable conditions there. You write in a happy tone, as well as having fun while there. 

 

Comment by booklover on November 5, 2013 at 7:59pm

Hi Ian!  Glad to see you posting!  You and Carl are making me crave sweets!  Glad you and Ruth each only have one more antibiotic to take Joan!

So my sister's friend, who is 42, asked to be my friend on Facebook, because we both tease my sister about being a Packers fan (We are Bears fans!)  Anyway, when I told my sister he asked to be my friend, she said he'll probably unfriend me when he sees the Atheist things I post.  WHAT?  I HOPE she is not saying that she thinks I shouldn't post MY un-beliefs!  This was messaged to me, so I couldn't hear her tone.  Anyway, I told her maybe I'll unfriend him if he posts a bunch of religious crap. :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 3:22pm

Thankfully, only one more antibiotic to take ... then back to building normal. 

 

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