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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 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 Plinius on December 21, 2012 at 6:50am

The xmas-rage is in full swing here. I went to the market to buy fruit, veg and cheese for a week, but I had to wait for my turn a long time, because people are shopping like mad. You'd think that they're building up a foodstock for years, but they aren't, they are buying things that'll keep for some days only by the cartload! If it makes them happy it's OK, but I don't get the impression that they're happy. I'm glad I can stay out of the celebrations - and YES, perhaps I'm a grumpy woman!

Comment by Steph S. on December 20, 2012 at 10:17pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2012 at 9:23pm

I just posted this video in the 'Music Lovers' group, but I thought it was so cool, I wanted to share it with you folks here, as well.  Enjoy.

32 songs in 8 minutes

Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2012 at 7:19pm

Sometimes Walt WAS right!

 
 
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 5:44pm
Spud, my experience as well. "I can't remember if I've already posted it here or somewhere else." The strings get so long it is hard to remember where I might have put something. Thankfully, we have a patient and forgiving group.
Comment by Steph S. on December 20, 2012 at 5:30pm

So glad that you got your question answered Spud. I am just sitting down today.

Thank you so much Flying Atheist. Yes, I do care about all of you. I enjoy hearing from you. I also love to come here and read the posts and look at the pictures and videos.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2012 at 4:34pm

From MEMEbase:

Party Like It's 2012

Comment by dr kellie on December 20, 2012 at 4:06pm

I just turned on the tv and saw that we are under a red flag wind advisory.  Never heard of such a thing, but damn, that wind is blowing.  My palm trees are singing a hurricane song, which is nice, but my old wood house is inhaling and exhaling.

 

Sk8eycat, your poor cats.  Mine are oblivious.  They don't even care about the end of the world.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2012 at 3:19pm

Solstice Customs and historical stuff:

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice-customs.html

There's also a very technical article about the Myan/Aztec calendars and cycles on another page on this site.  Something to send your friends who think the world is gonna end tomorrow (IF you know anybody that dumb.)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 20, 2012 at 3:03pm

dr. kellie: Sounds like you're having the cold, dry, gusty wind we had here (SoCal) on Tuesday. 

My 2 cats acted like it really was the end of the world even though it was warm enough in here.  I guess it was the sound of the wind whistling through the trees, and dead leaves skittering across the yard and against the house.  Poor kittehs couldn't find any place they thought was safe (both of them spent most of their lives in big catteries); they don't know what things like cardboard cartons, pillows, and deep closets are for.  They don't even know that beds are for hiding under.

BUT the wind stopped suddenly around 10PM, and didn't start up again.  It's still cold, but calm.

 

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