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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 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 Joan Denoo on September 18, 2012 at 9:36pm

Melina, is neuropathy of the digestive-system like neuropathy caused by diabetes? I read just a little via my medical newsletters. Here is one that is brief, but may offer information. If you want more, I will gladly pull out some of my old materials. 

Diabetic neuropathy
I am so sorry to learn of your difficulty and relieved that you have a physician who recognizes the symptoms and has given you some relief. 

Now, the next trick, how to flourish, given you have a health problem. It sounds like your family gives you good emotional support. 

Please keep us posted on how you are doing, anything new you learn, and even turn to us to rant.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 18, 2012 at 5:29pm

That cat in the video is so smart to use a fork to eat - how awesome. I really enjoyed that video Patricia.

Comment by Steph S. on September 18, 2012 at 5:27pm

I can see them better now in the picture Patricia - thanks for posting your bird pictures.

Comment by Steph S. on September 18, 2012 at 4:57pm

I love that Lolcat Melinda. Glad to hear you are feeling better after going to the doctor.

Patricia thanks so much for the video! It's great

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2012 at 3:42pm

Melinda, I'm glad to hear you're doing better.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2012 at 3:24pm

Melinda, glad you doctor's run went well, and hope that your adjustment to your meds works for you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2012 at 3:22pm

Patricia, what a delightful video of kitty eating with a fork. I don't know if this will work, but this cat and its human photographer have remarkable videos here as well. Let me know if you can't see them. 
NylahKitty's channel

One video has 914,549 views!

Comment by Lillie on September 18, 2012 at 11:51am

Stay safe, booklover, my friend.

Comment by Steph S. on September 18, 2012 at 10:06am

Tony I love your Gothic picture. More for my collection.

Have a good day in Madison Melinda.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2012 at 8:08am

Poor starving zombies. Hehe

 

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