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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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 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 Discovermagazine.com 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 Steph S. on July 21, 2012 at 12:23am
Oh you are talking about the movie massacre during the Batman movie in Colorado - well I am still listening to news reports about it.
Comment by Patricia on July 21, 2012 at 12:13am

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ALL THIS SHOOTING???!!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on July 20, 2012 at 11:55pm

The owls are priceless Joan!!!!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 10:47pm
Cool story Tony! That was good.
Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 10:24pm

That is hysterical Tony!  Brenden is quick! Good job! ~ Melinda

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 9:38pm

Yeah Patricia. It was great. Oh, his name is Brenden. Wonderful son, even if I have to say so.

Comment by Patricia on July 20, 2012 at 9:35pm

Nice shot Tony's son....hahaha!!!!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 9:30pm

I just have to share. My son, daughter-in-law, and I went to supper tonight. A nice steak place. Anyhoo, a large group of 8 seated after us. We were already eating, and so were other tables. When this group received their food, one of the men said 'let's pray'. Was a generic type bless this, bless that yada yada, However my son pointed something out to me. All the other people in our area had stopped eating and bowed their heads, even the waitress. We, of course, kept on eating. After the amen, my son looked at me and said 'I only got one thing to say. Thank god'. I broke down laughing, and so did he. Couldn't stop. Still chuckling thinking about it.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 8:40pm
That's right - heal fast Jonathan I will be thinking about you.
No one else is allowed to get hurt.
Have fun everyone!
Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 8:18pm

Sorry you got hurt Jonathan, I hope you heal soon!

Everyone have a great weekend, and no getting hurt allowed! ;)

 

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