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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 Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 11, 2013 at 2:54pm

Thought you'd appreciate this.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 11, 2013 at 1:13pm

A new bed with more room for cats? Bravo! Booklover, we are “real-life” people,  minus the theistic mind poisoning.  Though AN is far superior to Facebook at keeping trolls to a minimum.

My tuxedo cat's black back used to feel rough and have lots of dandruff. Now that she's acclimated to a loving household and lets herself be brush and petted often, her back is shiny and soft.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 11, 2013 at 12:22pm

Hugs back to you, Melinda, and hugs to everyone here!

("To claim your life would have no meaning..." is a keeper, for sure.)

And Steph, I'll have what you're having! :)

Comment by Lillie on April 11, 2013 at 12:01pm

Make mine a double, too.  lol.  When I was a child, my grandmother had bantam hens and she always saved the tiny eggs for me.  I felt very special having my own eggs small like me.

Comment by booklover on April 11, 2013 at 11:55am

lol, cute picture Steph!  I'll have a double Margarita, AND two kittens please! :)

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 11:08am

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 11:06am

oh booklover that is so cute!! Love it.

Hugs to you Melinda.

Group hug for everyone.

Joan I love the chick picture - could you also think about posting it for the Bird group? I think the bird group would love to see it.

Always appreciate your contributions.

Comment by booklover on April 11, 2013 at 7:34am

Comment by booklover on April 11, 2013 at 7:34am

Thank you Carl.  I feel the same way about you!

Chris, thanks for the hug back too :)  Our cat Lula, who is 11,  only likes my husband, our kids, and me!  She doesn't like anyone else, or any other animals!  What a funny cat.  

Glad you smiled Ian!  Hang with Friends makes me smile also!

Joan, that Bantam Chick is great!  How fancy!!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 11, 2013 at 6:44am

Joan, I like the Buff-laced Bantam Chick.  Cute and interesting.  

 

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