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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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Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 20, 2013 at 8:56pm

Joan, I'm glad to hear you have very little pain now. Horray! Nice pic of your granddaughter.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 20, 2013 at 12:09pm

Mindy, yes, Laurie is a lovely young woman, just coming into adulthood. She has a tender heart and great courage as well. She takes on tough jobs and does them well. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 20, 2013 at 12:07pm

Tony, and thank you for the lovely sentiment and thinking of me in those terms. 

Patricia, love the egg carton. 

Ian, thank you. Glad to be reading your posts again. I miss you when you are away. 

Mindy, your chili bean dip sounds wonderful. I love anything with Mexican flavors.  Also, great photo of BIG dog and tiny kitten. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 20, 2013 at 11:58am

Tony, what a great story, and I especially love the Lion gaining his courage! L. Frank Baum left us hope and courage, coming out of the Great Depression. Bert Lahr, what a man, so many talents, able to look at reality and make us smile, and wiser. 

Comment by booklover on November 20, 2013 at 9:57am

Comment by booklover on November 20, 2013 at 9:56am

So much stuff to comment on!  All good stuff!  I love this group.:)

Joan, what a lovely Granddaughter you have!  Lovely inside and out!  I'm so glad you have her there to help you!  Hugs to you!!!

I'm really a hermit today, as my son's car broke-down, and he took mine to work.  They had a potluck at his work today, so I went last night and got the ingredients, made it, and got everything together for him to bring.  He kept thanking me.  I told him that I LOVE taking care of him, even if he is 19, and it makes ME happy.   Here is the complicated, lol, recipe for the dip I made:

a can of chilli (I like the kind with beans in it), heated in a pan.

add one brick of cream cheese.  Stir until it melts.  Use plain nacho chips to scoop it up.  Not healthy, but very yummy!  :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 20, 2013 at 5:29am

One of my favorites of all time. For you all, of course, but mostly  for Joan.

 

                                          COURAGE

 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 19, 2013 at 10:59pm

That's lovely news, Joan. I'm very glad you're on the mend now and hope that the last pains subside quickly.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2013 at 10:28pm

Patricia, I should have written, "a moth-catcher-cat"

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2013 at 9:04pm

Patricia, great photos! The huge bear and Charmin ... perfect match!

A mother-catcher-cat, that makes great sense! and is funny. 

This little squirrel isn't up to catching anything, except the cat food bowl. 

 

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