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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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Discussion Forum

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 4 hours ago. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 10:11am

Thank you Ruth, Tony and Joan - love all the posts and pictures!

Hugs to everyone! Always happy to come here.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 11, 2012 at 9:11am

Thanks Joan for your dominion post.  I saved it if you don't mind.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2012 at 2:59am

Joan, re: Dominionism.  Have you read When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone?  It was published in the 1980s, and I don't know if her conclusions hold up under more recent archaeological discoveries. BUT a lot of it makes too much sense when looking at the buybull and the violent hostility the Hebrews and other man-god worsippers had against the much older goddess religions of the entire Mediterranean area.  There is evidence that Northern European tribes (definitely physically different from the original inhabitants) invaded the Middle Eastern area through Anatolia, and over the centuries forced their male god into the already established culture...making formerly independent women subservient, and changed the laws of inheritance from matrilineal to patrilineal.

Like other religions, it was very much about power and property ownership, and it still is today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 12:29am

Good night everyone. Great photos and comments. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 12:16am

Tony, for me, there is something discombobulated about taking bibles and even clothes, food and medicines and not having some effort put into dealing with the cause of the poverty, whether it is corruption, despotism or ignorance. 

Comment by Plinius on September 11, 2012 at 12:07am

Thanks Ruth! And here's a good morning hug for you all!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 10, 2012 at 9:13pm

Aah. Here's a hug. Great LOLcat!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 10, 2012 at 9:10pm

When doing missionary work, one must have ones priorities straight.

Comment by Steph S. on September 10, 2012 at 8:53pm

It's been a very long and stressful day.

SO now I come here to spend time with the wonderful people here.

It's so nice to read the posts and interact with you all.

Thanks for all of you - my friends!

Comment by Lillie on September 10, 2012 at 8:40pm

Especially great pics today.  Thanks to all.

 

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