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Hang With Friends

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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 Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 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

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Chris yesterday

My understanding is the 'new GOP' mascot has the stars on the elephant with the point of the stars down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)Republican Disc.svg

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

The Van Gogh of Microsoft Excel: How a Japanese Retiree Makes Intricate Landscape Paintings with Spreadsheet Software

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

LOVE the billboard!  Seth Andrews and Dave Silverman had a conversation about that and the pending American Atheist conference coming to Oklahoma City in 2018.  Enjoy!

Comment by Patricia on Wednesday

Good one!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Wednesday

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

Strong stuff, Joan, and damned well put.  BRAVA!

Comment by Ian Mason on Wednesday

Very well put, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Ian, the tabloids carry such nonsense, and my family clearly does not like my politics and attitude about religion. So, I have developed a strategy:

I am on an adventure of great importance to me and I invite others to join me. I lack belief in god or any gods. I belong to groups of others who share my lack of belief and experience deep emotions of care and compassion for others and from others. It s true that a person can be good without god and have meaning in life. It is also true that I believe that death ends the life of living things and all return to the elements from which we come. I lack a belief in a person some call Jesus and do not seek redemption through him or any other savior. I lack a belief in heaven and hell and know that when I die, I will return to basic elements. 

The non-believing people, and there are many, provide a perspective that empowers and enriches me. We are not the devil nor are we saints. We don't put ourselves into closets to hide from public view. We live out in the refreshing air and in the sun's rays, celebrating being alive and joining with others in commemoration of freedom and shared responsibility to create a healthier, happier, safer, more secure Earth.

We non-believers stand with pride, self-respect, courage and determination to be who we are and become all that life’s potential offers us. Connect with me if you want, glance quickly if you are afraid, or decline this invitation and maintain and perpetuate the status quo.

Joan Denoo 

December 5, 2017

Comment by Joan Denoo on Wednesday

Ian, it feels comforting to read of your visit with family in England; a refreshing thought to start my day. 

I am 1.57 M & was 91 kg & am now 65 kg. I didn't make an effort to lose weight, this past year was just a difficult one for me. 

BMI = Body Mass Index.

I don't know what my BMI is. 

 

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