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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.

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Saturday. 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 on Friday. 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 Steph S. on December 30, 2011 at 10:54pm

I'll have to read that -- my list is so long for books to read -- now I just need more hours in the day.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 30, 2011 at 10:44pm

Read, Job; a Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein. There are hilarious descriptions of the Rapture, the boring architecture inside Heaven, and how disgusted True Believers are with the bureaucratic set-up in Heaven. (Only angels are allowed to ride in the front of the bus, "saints" in the middle, and everyone else has to ride in the back. Sound familiar?)

Comment by Steph S. on December 30, 2011 at 10:37pm

Happy New Year Friends!

Comment by Paula T. on December 30, 2011 at 9:02pm

A while back, I worked at a Byzantine Catholic school.  The religious ed teacher was raised RC and during a discussion in the teacher's lounge he stated that when people go to heaven, they are all on the same level - no one is better than anyone else.  The 4th grade teacher, a former Byzantine nun, was shocked!!  "You mean that I'll be on the same level as criminals and murderers who repent on their death bed?!?!!?" was her response.  Ding!  Another thread loosened in the unraveling of my religious beliefs....

Comment by Ian Mason on December 30, 2011 at 2:49am

Well, Steven D Campagna, it doesn't matter what he does if God forgives him in the end, does it?

Comment by Steph S. on December 29, 2011 at 10:35pm

cool one Sk8eycat!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 10:34pm

Fantasy Football Jesus

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 10:12pm

"You vile cynic, sk8ey! "

Oh! That's the sweetest thing anybody's said to me in a long time! Srsly. Thank you.

{{{{{Steve}}}}}

PS: I meant to say "sanctimonious" instead of "self-righteous," but my mind went blank.  I am getting old.  Ergh.

I also thought of using another word (rhymes with "trick") instead of "twit," but I didn't know if Cheezburger would censor it.  (Wonder if he is turning tricks when he's not talking to his imaginary friend. Wouldn't surprise me a bit.)

Comment by LM Valeriano Godoy on December 29, 2011 at 6:35pm

Thank you for inviting me to this group! :)

Comment by Steph S. on December 29, 2011 at 5:45pm

I love that sk8eycat -- I'm going to favorite it and vote on it right now!

 

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