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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray 36 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray 39 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 20 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by David Webb on June 10, 2011 at 8:38pm

A Facebook friend of mine posted this. Amazing. All of my friends here are welcome to add me on Facebook. I am still heavily outnumbered by my deist friends :)

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/06/you_know_david_barton_ha...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 10, 2011 at 7:29am

yo! check my group:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/groups/hma

heavy music atheists!
and my page is chock full of photos/nature/sarcasm etc..

some vid links too; N'JOI!

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on June 9, 2011 at 6:49pm

I have taught many different ages from 3rd grade to college, I really like teaching 5 th grade best. 

Thank y'all for the welcome messages.

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on June 9, 2011 at 6:50am

Thanks for the invite to the group.  I look forward to getting to know all of you.  In the past atheism was not something celebrated or discussed.  If one was "plagued" with this dysfunction, it was kept quite.  Closet doors open and light floods in, how nice.

Comment by A3Kr0n on June 5, 2011 at 12:06pm
Oops 2 PM central
Comment by A3Kr0n on June 5, 2011 at 12:06pm
PZ Meyers, Dr. L Frank, and aronra will be live in Dublin at 2 PM today on the Magic Sandwich Show
Comment by Brian Wood on May 25, 2011 at 5:48am
I'm glad no fundies got raptured (to my knowledge, anyhow.)  They are grist for my sneering, mocking mill, and without sneering and mocking, I have no personality at all.
Comment by Boo on May 22, 2011 at 11:54pm
Comment by Natalie A Sera on May 22, 2011 at 11:16pm
Well, here's what I'm thinking: I'm REALLY glad the rapture didn't happen, because if ANYONE got raptured, it would have been the Good Christians, not the Crazy ones. You know, the ones who live and let live, and who are humanly friendly and not wanting to convert you. The crazy ones are violating their own stated philosophies every day, and they'd surely not be plucked up. And I'd miss my good Christian friends.
Comment by Rhonda Boyer on May 22, 2011 at 6:32pm
I live in St. Louis, which is a beer town with a baseball problem....wish that was an original, but I did see it on a tee shirt somewhere....
 

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