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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

Tags: surreal

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 Ian Mason on January 1, 2013 at 11:40pm

Good stuf, Loren. I'm still suprised that it's necessary. Then again, Danish history books are due to be changed. It's still taught as a "fact" that Columbus discovered the world was round!

Comment by Lillie on January 1, 2013 at 6:36pm

Goodness.  This cat looks like a real baby in a hoody.

Comment by booklover on January 1, 2013 at 5:36pm

Hi Steph!

Patricia, GORGEOUS cat!!! :)

Comment by Patricia on January 1, 2013 at 5:19pm

Comment by Steph S. on January 1, 2013 at 4:57pm
How cute Booklover - love the Lolcat!
Loren I will go and check out your discussion.
Happy new year to you too Ian - love the picture!
Comment by booklover on January 1, 2013 at 4:52pm

Comment by booklover on January 1, 2013 at 4:51pm

Hi Joseph!  Glad you like cats! :)

Loren, you should promote your stuff here, it's always excellent!

We let our 'kids' have a New Years Eve party.  Things got a little sticky.  No, literally, when we got home, everything was sticky. LOL.  Even the kids said it wasn't as fun to have a party when it was their home, and their responsibility!  Good lesson!

Best wishes to all of my friends on here.  You are such neat people and I'm very grateful to have all of you to learn from and talk with.~ Melinda

Comment by Loren Miller on January 1, 2013 at 4:33pm

Here I go, promoting my own stuff again ... but I thought Zack Koppelin and his fight against the teaching of creationism in New Orleans schools is very much worth your attention ... so please have a look here.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2013 at 3:16pm

So you're well travelled in time and space, John.

Comment by John Lynch on January 1, 2013 at 2:31pm

I don't want to think how many miles that comes to after seventy two years on the planet.

 

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