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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 on Saturday. 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 Plinius on December 16, 2012 at 11:35pm

I'm sorry for your loss GrinningCat!

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2012 at 10:32pm

Sorry to hear of your loss Grinning Cat - my thoughts are with you.

Comment by booklover on December 16, 2012 at 3:53pm

So sorry for your loss GrinningCat.  I am sure all your friends here are thinking of you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2012 at 3:23pm

@GrinningCat, sorry to learn of your loss. Thinking of you. 

Comment by Patricia on December 16, 2012 at 2:01pm

Sad news GrinningCat! Hope our thoughts will help you be strong.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2012 at 11:10am

Thanks for the Pope story, Patricia. I don't "get" that ad, Napoleon Bonaparte.

I may be away for a couple of days while my computer is upgraded. Not to worry.

GrinningCat's father passed away yesterday. You might want to send him condolences.

Hugs to all.

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2012 at 10:53am

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2012 at 10:52am

sk8eycat I just love Star Trek - thanks for the LOL.

Thanks for the Harrison song Tony.

I love cat videos - than you Flying Atheist.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2012 at 10:48am
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2012 at 8:29am

Good morning and thank you for the sunshine, Tony.  Just a grey, cloudy morning here in Illinois. 

 

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