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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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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 2:51am

That looks like fun, Patricia. Easy to hear that it was a windy day.

After some thought I've decided that I need more time off. This time Istanbul, middle of May before the weather gets too hot. Long weekend in England at the beginning of June already booked. Some of the GB trip will include power-of-attourney tasks for my mother's affairs but also relaxation with family and an evening at The Globe theatre, Titus Andronicus. The future is bright-

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 10:35pm

Welcome back, Patricia. A good weekend with family is balm for the spirit. Glad you enjoyed it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 9:07pm

Hi, Patricia.  Welcome back.  Glad you had a good weekend and visit with your son. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 6:44pm

I haven't watched any of My Inner Fish, but I definitely want to.  I've heard good things about it.  I like those kind of shows as well, k.h.  I'll probably catch up with it on the computer or on Netflix eventually.   

Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 6:08pm
That's cute fa, I used to draw the smiley faces on the bottom of my toes when my g daughters were very small. I just wish I had thought of the hat. That would have really made them giggle.
Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 6:02pm
Has anyone else been watching the new pbs series My Inner Fish? I'm enjoying learning that we share dna with fish, along with many other species. And our major bone structure. I like these types programs. Along with Cosmos of course.
Comment by Brent Feeney on April 28, 2014 at 5:06pm

*LOL* Sk8eycat!!! =)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 5:04pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 5:01pm

I'm happy to hear about your good news, Mindy!

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 4:34pm

Mindy, *APPLAUSE!*  (And a hug.)

 

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