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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2012 at 12:58am

Can I add a third "stunning"? Thanks, Sk8eycat. Had to share it on FB.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2012 at 12:07am

Grinning Cat: Hmmm...it shows up on my screen, but I've learned that doesn't always mean anything.  Besides I've been typing all day, my eyes are falling out (my screen looks...to me...like somebody splattered it with Wite-Out), and I still have to proof and correct what I've done.  I think I'm going to e-mail Lori and ask for a time out.  She doesn't need the Calendar till around noon tomorrow, anyway.

I hope.

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 9:56pm

That's really funny!

Thanks for the picture sk8eycat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 23, 2012 at 9:50pm

sk8eycat, this seems to be the photo you tried to post. Thanks for the laugh!

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 9:01pm

Oh and Paula I really love that mascot animated GIF - really funny.

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 9:00pm

Paula that is such a funny picture! LOL

Thanks for the laugh

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 8:54pm

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/409586_326581440766538_832290818_n.jpg

Comment by Patricia on August 23, 2012 at 8:50pm

Paula,

Both mom & dad (my terrific in-laws) wanted us to have a big party when they died, & that's what we did for each of them. Too bad it was only 8 months apart, but that's the way it was. There was no maudlin, teary, mourning, or over the top grief happening because we all remembered what great times we had together. The slide show & video the family put together was great as we were all in them somewhere along the line & it all helped to remember wonderful times. We had to celebrate the fact they were here, & they both enriched us all. 

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 8:26pm

This one made me LOL and I wanted to share :)

Your date left two hours ago, you drunken fool

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 8:26pm

Thank you, Patricia.  I do agree this is a great place to have fun and get support.

 

I like "Celebration of Life" phrase!  I'm going to use that when I speak on Saturday, it's perfect! :)

 

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