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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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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 5 minutes ago. 23 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on February 22, 2013 at 8:41am

How cool Steph!  Have a great time!

Comment by Steph S. on February 22, 2013 at 8:09am

Leaving to see Whooping Cranes at a wildlife refuge - will be checking in on things at the site with my iPhone. I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 22, 2013 at 3:34am

What fun cats! Stealing them :) have a fun weekend everyone.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 22, 2013 at 12:22am

The queen looked much happier enjoying the tenors and Mounties than she did at the Golden Jubilee extravaganza we saw last June. That Heisenberg Cat was a great laugh. Too bad most people don't participate in the Overview Effect. It influenced me so long ago. How time passes. Take care all and enjoy the coming weekend.

Comment by Steph S. on February 21, 2013 at 7:01pm

Cute Heisenberg cat booklover - It's so funny.

I'm enjoying all the posts here.

Reading back through them.

Comment by Steph S. on February 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 21, 2013 at 5:53pm

Heisenberg Cat goes in my "Humor" folder.

Comment by booklover on February 21, 2013 at 5:17pm

LOL I love the way that cat is relaxing Steph!  Have a good weekend everyone!We're about to get hit with the big snow here any time!  Soon after that, you'll get it too Carl (if you're home!)

Comment by Steph S. on February 21, 2013 at 11:45am

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 20, 2013 at 8:57pm

 Patricia, a beautiful video with those glorious horses and their performance. The Queen clearly was pleased. The Canadian tenors have such lovely blend of voices; thanks for the reference.

 

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