Hang With Friends

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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

Tags: surreal

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 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 23, 2012 at 5:04pm

My cats share your attitude, sk8eycat. Our living room has a narrow passage between the TV and fan (to the right) and the seating (on the left). This is our Great Wall.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 4:46pm

LOL   Patrica, we both said "stunningly."  Do two people make a consensus?

Comment by booklover on August 23, 2012 at 4:44pm

I loved the video sk8ey cat!  Thanks!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 4:43pm

Awesome video, sk8eycat!!  I agree.  I can't imagine any type of god-like entity being large enough or powerful enough to rule over our existence and affect our lives when our presence here is so insignificant when compared to the vast size of space.  Sorry, but "god" is not that talented or powerful.  I actually feel even more special, and dare I say more privileged, because I can clearly see how lucky we are to be here.....AND, by chance, we also have minds developed enough to contemplate our existence.  That is stunningly awesome.  No god required. 

Comment by Patricia on August 23, 2012 at 4:42pm

Stunningly beautiful, Sk8ey. Just makes science so much more impressive to discover all that endless vastness. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 3:59pm

Hi!  I'm up to my....uhhhh....neck in the Pet Press stuff today, but I just had to post this link.  It really puts things in perspective:

If there was an actual "creator" I don't see how she/he/it could even find us, let alone give a rat's patoot about our personal lives.
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 2:15pm
Joan that is breathtaking! I would spend most of my time there to watch the ducks!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:46pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:43pm

Comment by booklover on August 23, 2012 at 1:35pm

Awesome place you live Joan!


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