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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by The Flying Atheist 13 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 11:23am

Steph, the wrongly assembled cat is funny, and the cat with the knitted had had me laughing much.  Thanks.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 11:17am

Sk8eycat, you can run, but you can't hide.  God will find you and smack you down for ending a sentence with a proposition :)  BTW, may I call you skycat?  I have a hard time remembering how to spell sk8eycat. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 11:13am

Steph, the ear boop is cute.  Saving it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 11:11am

I was going to make a comment at 12 noon and 12 minutes and 12 seconds, but I'll probably be at the library at that time.  Just thought it would be fun to write 12/12/12 12:12:12

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2012 at 10:53am

Ian, glad to know I can ignore that rule (I was going to anyway:)  

Grinning cat, thanks for the interesting article.  I often get technical and nit-picky, but I don't think I'm a pedant (new word for me), as I'm not trying to put anyone down.  I just appreciate accuracy and precision.  However, I'm far from perfect, so I try not to nit-pick too often and be called a hypocrite :)

That reminds me of a post I responded to on the Peanuts Comic Strip 2 days ago.  One guy said he had "winter for a month now", and was corrected by another that said "You’ve had extremely cold weather for a month. You haven’t had ANY Winter yet."  It irritated me, so I responded with "Some people may have a need for an official (arbitrary) start of winter, but not me. Winter starts when I say it does. Don’t give a harry rat’s patootie when the arbitrary one starts."

That started me thinking.  Is there a practical reason for a set time to start winter?

Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2012 at 10:30am

Oh noes! It's 12-12-12 the end of the world! And we are still here.

Ha!
They were wrong. No end of the world.

Cool booklover! Love the LOLcat.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2012 at 6:41am

I don't know, Felaine. No-one has ever proposed to me.

Off to England again on Friday. The good news is that the hospital will be transfering my Mum to a care facility for longer-term asessment, giving us (family) time to organise what has to be done in the future: sale of her upstairs flat, power of attorney to my brother etc.

Comment by Plinius on December 12, 2012 at 2:39am

Wonderful! One animal decides to watch the tourists and everything stops! Good for her!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:22am

I'm off to bed now, but this is what I will see first thing in the morning:

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 1:16am
Ian, thank goodness. I don't think I could keep up the "no preposition rule for the rest my life. I will dump it unless someone will have a porcupine over it.
 

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