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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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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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 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

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 Tammy S on June 23, 2012 at 10:15am

Hahaha Steph that's great!

Comment by Steph S. on June 23, 2012 at 10:04am

I couldn't resist posting this one - everything I like is in it.

Hope you all have a fun weekend!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 22, 2012 at 1:32pm

Thanks, but it's an oldie.  A re-run.

(But it IS good. Reminds me of the time I messed up my my-crow-wave trying to pop some "gourmet" corn that you're supposed to be able to pop on the cob.  Ridiculous!)

Gota run.  I'm late proofing the Calendar for The Pet Press...shoulda finished it last night, but had a major hypoglycemia episode (my MD ordered the wrong med...too strong), scared myself, and decided to go to bed.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 22, 2012 at 12:52pm

ROFL Sk8eycat, your popcorn comic rocks!

Comment by dr kellie on June 22, 2012 at 4:07am

You are correct, Natalie.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on June 21, 2012 at 9:50pm

Ian, they look like some species of sloth to me, but I'm no authority! I was just looking at their claws and thinking that they look like claws for hanging on trees.

Comment by Steph S. on June 21, 2012 at 6:48pm

Those are funny!

Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 21, 2012 at 11:04am
Comment by Ian Mason on June 21, 2012 at 4:38am

I've no idea what species these are.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 21, 2012 at 3:57am

A refreshing (!) change in the funnies. Thanks, FA.

 

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