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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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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 2, 2012 at 11:49am

Thanks for the Blondie comic sk8eycat!

Booklover love the cat stress pic. It's great !!

Comment by Plinius on November 2, 2012 at 9:33am

ROFLOL Booklover!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 2, 2012 at 7:35am

The Blondie Halloween strip again...or if that didn't work, here's the link:

http://www.blondie.com/strip.php?month=10&year=2012&comic=2...

 

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 10:39pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2012 at 10:19pm

Yes, thanks, Ian, for Data's "Ode to Spot", and the dangers of drug-sniffing work... and Booklover, that reflective cat is great!

Sorry this is a little late, but relevant to the season:

["Blondie" from Oct. 31. In case the image disappears:
Elmo trick-or-treating, wearing a TV housing over his head: "Careful, Mr. B... treat-gobbling Emory here is a cozy friend of 'big candy'! Plus last year he voted three times to ring neighbors' doorbells and run! Can we really trust this sugar-scarfing flip-flopper?"
Blondie to Dagwood: "So you think Elmo had the scariest costume ever?!" He replies, "Yeah, he dressed up as a campaign commercial!!!"]

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:02pm

Ian - love your Data from Star Trek picture. He was my favorite character from the Next Generation. I also like that funny dog.

Booklover - Love the black cat you posted. Beautiful!

Sounds like you had a fun night.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 1, 2012 at 6:02pm

LOL Thanks for Ode to Spot, Ian! I only got half a dozen trick or treat visitors this year.

sk8eycat, I felt guilty giving out the miniature treats that were sold in grocery stores this year. You're right, it's nothing like when I was a kid and we actually got candy about half a full sized bar. But full sized bars were bigger then too.

I was p#ssed that the only pumpkin pie spice my store had was a tiny half-size container at twice the price of full sized ones not so long ago.

So many people locally are still without power, it being promised in 7 to 10 days, that we've started looking on line at generators. There will be a next time.

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:00pm

Grumpy cat is funny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 5:16pm

Ian, that poor animal! Is it OK? I do hope he isn't as bad as he appears. A good story line for the photos.  

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2012 at 3:54pm

 

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