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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 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

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

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 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

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Peter Cranny on January 27, 2012 at 12:49pm

As many will have noticed, the MSNBC poll about the Cranston School story was mentioned by P Z Myers and it's been well and truly Pharyngulated - great stuff but its still a bullshit survey and totally meaningless because the participants are all self-selecting.

Oh well, at least we stopped them getting another story about it tomorrow "Poll shows overwhelming support for school prayer banner" - which is obviously what they wanted.

Comment by Jason Fleming on January 27, 2012 at 9:49am

The results on that survey are currently running about 60/40 on the side of the Establishment Clause. I wonder what the results would be on a similar Fox News Survey.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2012 at 1:52pm

Another plug for Will Self. This time "Liver", 4 novellas of varying length about that particular organ and touching on drink, drugs, asissted suicide, miracle cures and a modern Prometheus. Read in under 24 hours!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 21, 2012 at 12:15pm

@Ian Mason: Yes, to both, but it was a long time ago.  I still have Spike Milligan's Puckoon stashed away somewhere. I should dig it out and reread it.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2012 at 7:54am

Just read Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy". Lots of sentimental Irish nationalism and Catholicism but also a description of a suprisingly enlightened juvenile penal system in the years 1941-43. Enjoyed it and can recommend it.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2012 at 7:52am

I love those puns, Sk8eycat. Every read any Piers Anthony or Spike Milligan?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 14, 2012 at 8:39pm

@Steve

LOL!  Thanks! (And I just remembered a dreadful pun from one of spider robinson's stories. 

A "Mad Scientist" invented a self-reproducing, mammalian robot that could nurse its offspring.  It had tanks for the mammaries.

Go to full-size image

[ducks for cover - skitters out of room]

Comment by sk8eycat on January 14, 2012 at 2:09pm

@Steve: Thanks for the condolencces.  I've loved Pyrex cookware all my life, and the loss of one piece is sort of like losing a friend.

The good news is that it didn't shatter completely, and when it slipped out of my hand, it hit the side of the sink near the garbahzhe disposal, so any little splinters went down the drain.

But yesterday was a weird day all over.  Lots of stupid little things happened...the stupidest was that just about the time the grocery delivery guy arrived at 4PM, I developed a bad case of the shakes...loss of coordination, etc.  I'd been so freaked out all day that I forgot to eat, and my blood sugar was down there with Basement Cat.

Well, now I do have a freezer full of food, and I should make a belated resolution not to pay attention to other people's stupidstitions.

I'm now going to start another discussion: Jessica Ahlquist, in Rhode Island is being threatened (anonymously, of course) about the lawsuit over the school "prayer banner."

Comment by Chris Dodds on January 13, 2012 at 10:56pm

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!  I would just like to say this, if the Broncos win the Super Bowl, I'll post a video of myself on this network Tebowing.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 13, 2012 at 2:59pm

@ Dr. Kellie: I just bought a replacement on eBay.  I didn't bother to bid, just bought it. Plus, we had a pair of the small saucepans (which I paid for in the first place), so it's not like she's going to suffer till the new one gets here. 

Maybe she'll learn to wash things and put them away as soon as she's through using them. 

Hah! Never happen. She's the only person I know who, when she wants a second cup of tea, what I would call a refill, has to get another clean cup out of the cupboard. By the end of the day, the right-hand sink is full of used mugs, dishes, pots, etc.  And the countertop is getting crowded. I don't touch any of it.  I learned a long time ago to clean all my stuff as soon as I'm finished with it.  Easier.

(I also alternate between cooked-from-scratch meals and microwavable frozen low carb entrees...she can't/won't do that. Frozen ready-to-eat food is "suspect." So... I've lost 25 lbs in the past year, and she weighs at least 100 lbs more than I do. She looks like the "before" woman in those Sensa pop-ups.)

Sorry.  I needed to b^tch a little.  Clears my mind.  Living with a 67-year-old Aspie is an adventure in frustration.

 

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