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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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Discussion Forum

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 10, 2013 at 2:37pm

Just heard of "love locks", but I think this woman got it right.  They look like graffiti to me:     

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57568543/faith-salie-please-st...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2013 at 2:31pm

Ian, that poster tells the value the way it needs to be told! If only victims would be hitched up to this philosophy, they have a chance to get out of being downtrodden. Thanks!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2013 at 2:29pm

Spud! I love the postman story!  Thanks!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 10, 2013 at 2:26pm

Comment by Ian Mason on February 10, 2013 at 2:25pm

Just as long as the rooster doesn't chicken out.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 10, 2013 at 2:24pm
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 10, 2013 at 1:46pm

My, what a big tongue that black doggie has!  Not as big as Odie's, but there are those that think that Odie's not real.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 10, 2013 at 1:43pm

Well, that's one way of keeping your cool as a dog.

Yes, I think my daughter has inherited some of the best genes from both her parents. She's doing well at uni too - top marks in her two last exams, on "Human resources - challenges and possibilities" and is getting on well in her internship. Looks and brains :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 10, 2013 at 1:42pm

Ohh, poor fawcet kitty. :(

Comment by Steph S. on February 10, 2013 at 1:29pm

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Just had to add another funny picture.

 

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