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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

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 Joan Denoo on December 6, 2013 at 12:03am

Spokane River through downtown

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2013 at 11:56pm

My granddaughter Michelle and her partner Jared with their blended family of five children on a family skate night. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2013 at 11:32pm

Granddaughter Michelle and Great-grandson Noah

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 5, 2013 at 2:31pm

Great video, Sk8eycat.  I love mind-jarring information like that.  It's ironic, but the more I learn about our universe and how large it is, the more I personally feel intimately connected to it.   

Comment by Ian Mason on December 5, 2013 at 2:17pm

That is BIG, Felaine.

Reading "The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" just now. Over 200 years old rudeness. Definitions:

Admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so intoxicated that he vomits into the lap af the person opposite.

Vice-admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so drunk that he pisses under the table and into the shoes of his neighbour.

Parties must have been wild back then.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 5, 2013 at 2:02pm

I wish there was some way to show this in every church in America...all at once!

 
Difficult to wrap your mind around this one!!
If You thought you knew what "big" meant, wait till you watch this video with sound.!!
 
  
Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2013 at 1:05am

I like that , Patricia!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2013 at 3:27pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on December 3, 2013 at 5:14pm

Get an image editing program and create / remix your own! (Many of the things I create lean heavily on others' works.)

Ruth and I use Photoshop, but there are many other choices. - GIMP is free! (www.gimp.org)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 3, 2013 at 4:06pm

Mindy, that is a strong presentation of a strong and necessary statement!

 

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