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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 Feb 25. 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 Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 3:28pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 3:18pm

My cancer team fleshes out nicely, a young woman surgeon from Iran, a young woman oncologist from India, and next week I meet the rest of my team. These women teach better than any one I know. They told me what happened, what will happen and we forecast fast, total and quick recovery. 

A new adventure awaits. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:56am

Melinda, yes I put it on Steph's Birding page.  I'm there now, catching-up on who knows how many pages.  Somehow my "follow" got turned-off and I just realized that there hadn't been any bird post for a couple of months, and knew that couldn't be right.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:51am

Booklover, thanks for the amusing and cute picture of all the cats looking out the windows.  I've saved it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:41am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 29, 2013 at 4:42am

One day down for repairs and there are 7 pages to catch up on.

Glad to hear that Sentient Biped has come through the operation.

Good to hear that you're in positive spirits Joan.

Hope you're one of the lucky 30% Melinda.

I'm working all of the holidays but I don't mind. I get paid days off in lieu when I want to take them, so that's all right. Hope you're all enjoying whatever you're up to.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 29, 2013 at 3:50am

The caption is too large, but so what? The last word is "afikomen."  Look it up.

MEH!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 1:49am
I appreciate your encouragement, Chris. I am so lucky to have caught it so early. I have yearly mammograms.

You suggestion for Dallas sounds good. I agree with soaking pots and glad you called it to his attention.
Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2013 at 1:30am

Thanks for sharing, Joan! It's quite a heavy program, so take it easy. I'll think of you.

Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 12:26am
 

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