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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 Feb 25. 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 Tony Carroll on August 22, 2012 at 12:20am

I'm off as well.

    To where ever your night dreams take you,

    From the sands of ancient Egypt, to the red

    Sands of Mars. From building the Great Wall,

    To spending your dreamtime in quiet, peaceful, memories.

    The time of freedom lies in your slumber, warm, inviting,

    Loving gossamer visions, fleeting, half remembered upon waking

    To a glorious dawn.

Hugs to all. Goodnight.

   

Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 12:12am
Joan what a wonderfully cute Winnie the Pooh picture!
Thanks!
It's always so nice to come here and spend time with you all.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2012 at 12:01am

Group hug! Good night everyone. Sweet dreams and a glorious tomorrow!

Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2012 at 11:52pm
What lovely words Joan. I enjoyed reading your post here - and yes I am unique - there is no one else like me. Personality does come from within.
Companions are very Important.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2012 at 11:49pm

Great pictures! Very powerful evidence of the need for nurturing. I feel great. Hope you all do too. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2012 at 11:48pm
I love all the cute pictures posted here!
Thanks Tony, Ian, Joan, Patricia, Booklover - and anyone I might not have mentioned. I only went back 2 pages - I got behind again.
Many smiles!
Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2012 at 11:44pm
Baboons are much smarter than congressmen. Thanks for the funny picture Tony!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 21, 2012 at 11:04pm

Agreed. Well said. And  to continue:

Comment by Ian Mason on August 21, 2012 at 10:40pm

Very well put, Joan. Couldn't agree more.

To continue the inter-species theme:

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2012 at 10:09pm

Patricia, I am glad you have a mom-in-law who taught you how to become a good friend to a few. We need those kinds of people in our lives. We also need good role models; do you have someone you trust and who trusts you? Life is a lot easier with a companion to share the journey. Remember to do something good for yourself every day that makes you feel special, unique, and precious? 

Your contributions on this site makes my days brighter and I am sure you have found those who encourage you to flourish. This life is all there is; we don't have a second chance to do it over again; all we leave behind are memories that other carry about you. Spreading healthy and affirming and positive memories is a great legacy to leave behind. 

Another thing I believe is that there is no other like you; your personality comes from inside and it is your job to bring it to the front. I haven't been able to figure out how to get others' strengths grafted onto me. You and I have to pull strengths from inside each of us and no one can do it for us.

 

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