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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 on Monday. 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 booklover on December 18, 2012 at 2:20pm

Comment by booklover on December 18, 2012 at 2:20pm

Joan, I don't know what picture you are talking about since you removed it, but I for one know that you would never purposely set-out to hurt somebody on here.  I'm sure we all understand! Hugs, Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 1:37pm

Ruth, and all members of this group, I owe you a sincere apology. I woke up very early this morning and couldn't sleep and watched some news reports. An article came up that moved me and I jumped out of bed knowing this group would appreciate the story. As I often do, I looked for a photo to include. My room was dark, the only light was from the computer, my eyes hurt from trying to look and I chose a photo that turned out to be an insult to the person I deeply admire. 

Awaking and reading my mail, I discovered my mistake and immediately removed the post. 

I insulted not only the subject of my post but all of you trusted friends who have stayed with me all these months. I am truly sorry. I learned my lesson. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 12:11pm

A snowpath in a Finnish forest. I love the snow (just not 3-4 mos. worth of it).

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 12:04pm

Outside wall of the public library in Ustron, Poland. Amazing 3D painting.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 11:54am

Ian, wow! I vaguely remember The Keef Hartley band. Great track. Will definitely look up some more of thier stuff. Know it's kinda late, slept in today. So now to it. Morning wakeup today is Katrina and the Waves, 'Walking on Sunshine'.

Try sitting still to this one. As Groucho said, "Either you're dead, or my watch has stopped".

http://youtu.be/iPUmE-tne5U

 

Comment by Joseph Corder on December 18, 2012 at 11:34am

Sorry to here about your father passing away, Grinning Cat.  Take comfort that you have many friends that care about you!  Take care and I will see you around the Nexus.  There is no way to miss such a cool mask!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 18, 2012 at 10:37am

Sorry for your loss Grinning Cat.  How are you feeling?

I lost my dad 2.4 years ago, and although I miss him, I was happy to see him go because he was suffering a great deal for a year before he died.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 18, 2012 at 10:29am

A "rock 'n' brass" favourite from my "spots 'n' breaking-voice" years. Loved early Chicago and B,S & T too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG3JV4lt5ww

Comment by Ian Mason on December 18, 2012 at 10:19am

Sorry to hear the bad news, Grinning Cat. I really feel for you. Lost my Dad some years ago.

 

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