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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 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

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 2, 2013 at 11:42pm

I have always LOVED Gary Larson cartoons.  This being one of my favorites:

Ian, last year I read Bill Bryson's book, "At Home."  It's a very fun historical look at the development of the modern home and, specifically, his home in England.  At the same time he goes off on many tangents with interesting historical stories of people and household objects. 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 2, 2013 at 11:01pm

Gary Larson is always good, Melinda.

Just finished Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything". My main impressions are that 1) established science will go to extraordinary lengths to resist new ideas and 2) that when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours.

I remain a sceptic in all areas.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2013 at 7:14am

All this talk & views of chocolate easter bunnies is making me hungry for chocolate!!  So far I'm resisting because I'm eliminating sugar and refined carbs from my diet to try to get rid of 60 pounds.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2013 at 7:08am

Joan, I love the story of your genius granddaughter's easter egg hunt.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 2:02am

I had Sunday dinner at my granddaughter's home with the love of her life and their blended family of five children. She arranged a scavanger hunt with plastic eggs full of treats and real colored eggs. At each egg, there was a note hinting where the next egg was located and set the locations from north and south and east and west and kept them running all over the acreage. By the time the last egg came in, they were so pooped they could hardly move! For the little ones, she hid eggs just for them in different locations so that each child ended up with a nice little basket of eggs, all smiles. She is a genius. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 1:56am

Chris, Earth; I am in love with this magnificent sphere! The Lighting strikes, Aurora Borealis, atmosphere band, rising Orion over Earth! Oh, my heart does sing. 

Ruth, very sorry to learn of your pinched nerve! Do take care! Thank you for your encouragement. I, too, want to express how much strength and pleasure I gain from your posts. 

TFA, I really laughed when I read your story! Our family used to get together every autumn to harvest and preserve horseradish. We did it in our garage and driveway, with doors wide open, fans blowing from inside out, as we shredded it, bottled it with vinegar, and then had a feast using freshly shredded horseradish on a great autumn dinner. I will try dried apricots dipped in chocolate! Sounds delicious. 

Melinda, enjoyed your story of horseradish and relatives. 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 2, 2013 at 12:43am

Every brain needs some time in neutral gear Ruth. Enjoy it.

Comment by Steph S. on April 1, 2013 at 10:00pm

Comment by Steph S. on April 1, 2013 at 9:59pm

Yummy Chocolate bunnies Grinning Cat! Love the pic.

Sorry to hear you've been feeling brain fog - hope you are back to yourself soon Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 1, 2013 at 7:08pm

Sorry if I've been absent from AN today. Kinda brain dead.

 

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