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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 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 Ian Mason on July 18, 2012 at 7:42am

I had a good laugh. Thanks, Tony.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 18, 2012 at 5:08am

Yeah, it was just funny. It made me laugh. Didn't mean anyone here, or any particular person. It just made me laugh, and I wanted to share it with you guys, that's all.

Comment by Steph S. on July 17, 2012 at 11:10pm

And Tony wasn't either. : )

We are all good friends here.

Comment by Steph S. on July 17, 2012 at 11:10pm

Yeah I wasn't talking about anyone here. No.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 17, 2012 at 11:05pm

Surely not in our group.

Comment by Steph S. on July 17, 2012 at 5:54pm

That's so true Tony! Thanks for posting that. It does seem that people without brains do most the talking. And they make up stuff as they continue talking. All kinds of wild tales and imaginary things.

Comment by Steph S. on July 17, 2012 at 5:53pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 17, 2012 at 1:28pm

Comment by sk8eycat on July 16, 2012 at 5:17pm

@Pat: Oh, my nerves!  I never thought of THAT!  (I wonder if that sign pic is a PhotoShop creation.  I can't tell anymore.)

@Patricia:  Yuck.  I signed up to be notified when a friend posted anything new to her web site, and it turned out that the "sevice" went through Google.  Now I'm getting Google pop-ups whenever I try to log onto my e-mail, too.  I think I need to get a tech over here to delete all the Google Gunk.  Whoopie.  Another $100 down the drain.

(And the friend who had the web site decided to "leave the building" a couple of weeks ago.  Grrrrrr.)

Comment by booklover on July 16, 2012 at 5:03pm

sk8eycat, the Walmart sign, LOL!  I hope they were teaching young children???  I think I'm giving too much credit.

@ El Solo Lobo, ha ha ha!!!

 

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