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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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Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Patricia on September 16, 2012 at 9:01pm

Absolutely side-splitting!!!! Gotta get past the ads first though....

http://youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw

Comment by booklover on September 16, 2012 at 11:40am

Ian, good job!  Makes me want to exercise!  You are right about it being about the little episodes in life that make it precious!~ Melinda

Comment by booklover on September 16, 2012 at 11:30am

Joan, cat & mouse pic is adorable.  Obviously they are smarter than a lot of humans! :)  It is a beautiful day here to in Northern IL.  Have a great Sunday everyone!~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on September 16, 2012 at 11:28am

What great pictures! Thanks, all of you. Me, tired but satisfied. Just ran a ½ marathon through some lovely countryside round a lake. The second half turned into a bit of a duel with a very good-looking young woman. I had no objection to her running in front of me :) She was rather amused with my habit of "singing" along to the music on my MP3. (The Who, Quadrophenia. Love, reign o'er me) I did manage a spurt in the last 3 km and came in a couple of minutes ahead of her and she came up and congratulated me afterwards. It's these small but pleasant episodes that make life so precious, I think.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2012 at 11:06am

Another beautiful autumn day, it is 9:00 AM, 50 degrees, perfect weather for doing preparation for winter chores, the two compost bins are empty and ready for this year's garden cleanup. This is paradise.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 10:46am

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 10:29am

Joan that is awesome!

Yeah - why can't humans get along?

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 10:25am
Booklover wonderful picture! Another one for my collection of pictures.
How's everyone today?
Raining here.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2012 at 10:24am

If a cat and mouse can get along, why can't humans? 

Comment by booklover on September 16, 2012 at 9:08am

 

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