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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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 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 Mar 24. 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

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Comment by Loren Miller on June 27, 2013 at 2:58pm

If they can do that with diabetes, how about OTHER auto-immune diseases?  Calling this "exciting" understates the matter ... BADLY!

Comment by Loren Miller on June 27, 2013 at 2:53pm

Carl, to put it succinctly, that is VERY FAR OUT!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 27, 2013 at 2:49pm

Mindy, I just saw this on my news feed and immediately thought of your son.

Type 1 diabetes vaccine hailed as 'significant step'

Who knows what advances in science we will see in the coming years?  I find our progress in all medical fields to be exciting and encouraging for mankind. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 27, 2013 at 12:30pm

Thanks for educating me about the Sheelanagig, Joan.

Good luck to your daughter, Mindy. Those cats look as if they fell asleep waiting to be let in.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 27, 2013 at 12:06pm

Mindy, I'm glad your daughter has decided to at least continue her education.  My niece and her boyfriend moved to Chicago from California last year and they are doing the same thing.....working and going to school to finish what they started in California.  There are lots of educational choices here. 

As far as adopting your daughter, hmmmm......maybe I can then get a cat! 

Comment by Steph S. on June 27, 2013 at 9:40am

Hello everyone.

How far does your daughter have to travel to move to Chicago?

Will that be far from you Melinda?

I wish everyone the best.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 27, 2013 at 3:30am

Welcome back, Carl.

Another step forward in the US. Might catch up with the rest of the developed world one day :-D

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 26, 2013 at 11:10pm

What the Supreme Court got right was striking down DOMA Sec. 3, which withheld federal recognition of valid same-sex marriages.

On "Prop. H8", they ruled narrowly, not dealing with marriage itself but merely finding that the proponents of the California marriage ban had no standing in court to appeal the district court decision against it. I was hoping for a broader decision that would bring marriage equality to more (or even all 50) U.S. states; but anything short of upholding Prop. 8 is a positive.

What opponents of equal marriage ignore or deliberately muddy: All this is about civil marriage, where religious ceremonies or recognition are completely optional. A church's beliefs on religious marriage don't affect its tax-exempt status. (Involvement in partisan politics, as with massive Catholic and Mormon campaigning for Prop. 8, is quite another thing!)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 26, 2013 at 9:06pm

Hello, folks.  I've been away for an extensive nine day special training session for work.  Nice to be back.  I've been able to catch up here but I haven't had the opportunity to post. 

A special "shout-out" to Mindy:  thanks for asking about me.  I also miss people on here when they are gone for long periods of time. 

Comment by Plinius on June 26, 2013 at 2:00pm

Good news! Mooi!

 

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