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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2012 at 5:45pm

Atheist doctors - those are the ones to get.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 4:50pm

I like so many things here, but have a hard time keeping-up.  I noticed two I especially like.  Big bird made me laugh with the letters F and U, and the cute kitty with the goat hat made me smile.

Today I talked with my new doctor.  Among many things we discussed, I said my old doctor was trying to convert me to his religion, and my new one said "Well, you don't have to worry about that here."  Yay!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 8, 2012 at 3:31pm

Oh, YUM!  I instantly thought of adding at least one chopped bell pepper with the onion and mushrooms.  I like bell peppers with just about anything.  (I wonder if Panko breadcrumbs would work...)

My mom used to make the best stuffed bell peppers I've ever tasted, but she never wrote down the recipe, and it's too late to ask her now (she died in 1993). I remember she used creamed corn instead of rice in the ground beef filling....and one fresh jalapeno chopped very, very fine....

Now I'm feeling hungry!

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Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2012 at 9:58am

Tony that recipe sounds great. I think I'll try it.

I will probably go to the store tomorrow.

Booklover - that coffee cup cat is so funny.

Always enjoy coming here to visit with all of you!

You all are the best.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 8, 2012 at 5:44am

Hey sk8eycat. This is a recipe she came up with herself over the years. It has everything in it I like. Am going to try it this weekend when I'm off.

Okay, need large glass dish. I am thinking maybe a 3x9. Get your favorite marinara sauce. Two flattened chicken breasts per person. You know, paillared, esacloped, really flat she said. Bread the chicken and brown off. Since this is kinda semi-Italian like, I am going to use breadcrumbs. She said to place a little sauce in the dish, and place half the chicken breasts in.

Now, the fun part. Place stuff. Your imagination can run wild. Ms. Lathrop says she places a slice of ham and swiss cheese on each. Yummo! I'm also thinking of putting on some artichoke hearts, mushrooms, grilled onions, (mouth is watering now), fresh cracked pepper, parmigiano reggiano, some good olive oil. Top with second chicken breast, cover with the mariana sauce and more cheese, place in 350 oven for 15-20 min.

Like she said, you can really do it anyway you want. A meat sauce would be great, or a vodka sauce. Fresh herbs always a fantastic touch. Sub a fresh, farmers sausage instead of ham, or bacon or proscuitto. Maybe some lightly fried scallions, broccoli would be great.

Serve over angel hair pasta, or maybe polenta. Nice antipasto with kalamata, fresh moz, sliced tomatoes drizzled with EVOO and chiffonade of basil, good baquette, nice glass red wine, dry like a Cabernet Sauvignon (goes well with tomato sauces for me) and enjoy.

Me and my sister are planning to try it this weekend. Yumm yum nom nom nom.

Anyway, if you try, let me know what you think. I'll do the same. Peace, Tony.

 

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