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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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Discussion Forum

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera 2 hours ago. 35 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by sk8eycat on February 29, 2012 at 1:24am

Profound thought:

Comment by Loren Miller on February 21, 2012 at 7:01am

I just saw this on CNN.com's home page this morning, and I thought I would share it with you ... because A|N IS an international community, and maybe sometimes we need a reminder that our problems are not necessarily unique to us ... or to U.S., if you get my meaning.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2012 at 12:44am

http://youtu.be/yn-eejMcmuA

The lies they tell you! Not one word of truth about what he says on the Netherlands.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2012 at 12:27am

I don't envy you at all! What about that last line: that life begins at conception? I hate to think of the consequences - even less women´s rights.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 18, 2012 at 11:12pm

Thanks for letting us know, Chris. That's a horrifying precedent.

Comment by Jason Fleming on February 18, 2012 at 9:19pm

Even worse, we can't even vote the Governor out of office for signing this piece of sh*t as we have single term limits. They always play to their base because re-election is never an issue.

Comment by Jason Fleming on February 18, 2012 at 9:13pm

I'm ashamed to admit I live there.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 18, 2012 at 2:03pm

"lifestyle convenience"!!!!! What a total wanker! What wierd world does this bloke come from?

Comment by Plinius on February 17, 2012 at 11:52pm

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/15/1064997/-Virginia-House-ge...

And I thought America was all about personal freedom - or is that only for men?

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2012 at 7:32am

Very pretty Steph.Like it.

 

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