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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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The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

NBC News Gives Ken Ham Free Advertising

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 2. 13 Replies

Ordinarily I toggle between CBS News with Scott Pelley and NBC News with Lester Holt in the early evening, mostly to avoid commercials, but I'm wondering if I should give ABC's news division another chance after this evening's broadcast.  NBC…Continue

Tags: advertisement, Ken Ham, Ark Encounter, News, NBC

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Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2013 at 3:28am

Wonderful pics Sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 1:01am

Steph, should I re-post the "invisible" animals to your Animals group?  I have a similar link for "invisible" owls, too.

Ruth, I think the snipe is white with a long skinny beak. 

I used to think snipes were a myth...sending innocent teens out on a "snipe hunt" was an unfunny prank played on camping trips... "snipe hunting" also meant driving to some secluded spot to "make out"  As in going to the "submarine races."

That was the mid-1950s.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 11, 2013 at 11:41pm

Thanks, sk8eycat, that's cool!  I never found the snipe.

Mailbox cat was great too! LOL

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:42pm
Oh I love it! Beautiful bird photo sk8eycat!
Yeah - thanks to Darwin!
Comment by sk8eycat on January 11, 2013 at 9:54pm

Spot the "invisible" animals: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253701/Invisible-animals-T...

Proof again that whatever works, survives.  (THANK you, C. Darwin!)

I love this kind of stuff!

 

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 5:41pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2013 at 4:13pm

Excellent graph of god's power decline Grinning Cat.

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 2:55pm
That's a funny Lolcat Melinda. I'm adding it to my collection.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday.
Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:33am

Love that graphic Grinning Cat and I agree.

 

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:32am

John sorry to hear about your abusive mom. My mom's mom was horrible too - sorta what you describe Melinda.

Love the mailbox cat Loren - very cute.

I love that Emerson quote Melinda. It's one of my favorites.

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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