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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.

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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

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 yesterday. 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 on Friday. 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 Pengiko on July 10, 2011 at 12:00am
Thank you for the invitation Ruth Anthony-Gardner :D.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 7, 2011 at 4:56pm
"American Idol" re-reun. Infomercial. C-SPAN. Lifetime soap opera. Canadaian football. Infomercial. "Happy Days" rerun. C-SPAN 2. Rachael Ray . TV preacher. Infomercial. MTV crap. FOX News. "M*A*S*H" rerun. Cricket match ? WTF ? Weather Channel. Infomerci
Comment by Andre Woodvine on July 4, 2011 at 8:30am
Thanks Carl, I just had a good laugh watching the "finally tonight" video on your page. Some of those news readers looked fairly fed up of those stories. I wonder if they ever filmed a reaction shot of an atheist rolling on the floor with laughter in response to some of the more bizarre examples :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 4, 2011 at 12:00am
Andre, from one saxophonist to another:  a very enjoyable video.  Great playing!  Carl
Comment by Andre Woodvine on July 3, 2011 at 9:51pm
Thanks for listening/watching Loren. That song was composed by a friend of mine (Adrian Clarke) who passed away a few years back. The video is of a concert in tribute to him. He died at his piano 2 minutes after the band played the last tune of the evening - Misty! Just goes to show, you should always choose your last song of the last set carefully - you never know : )
Comment by Loren Miller on July 3, 2011 at 6:21pm
Excellent stuff, Andre, rather a bit Bossa Nova in character, which I dig mightily!
Comment by Andre Woodvine on July 3, 2011 at 5:35pm
Hi Ruth, thanks for your interest in my video... hope all enjoy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFVSNPatPLo
Comment by Trisha Scott on June 30, 2011 at 3:20pm
Thank you for being so inviting!
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on June 28, 2011 at 8:08am
Thanks for the invitation!
Comment by Richard Weiss on June 19, 2011 at 10:04am
Great song! "Saved". We should have a "Woodstock" for the secular movment
 

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