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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 39 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 Randall Smith on August 30, 2014 at 7:30am

Yeah, I'm the only person in the neighborhood that doesn't have trash pickup. I recycle virtually everything. And conveniently (and cheaply), the recycling center has a big "others" receptacle. I save over $100 a year in fees and help the environment. So smug. I don't make any money, however. 

Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 7:43pm
Excellent Spud. I recycle anything for free. But if I can earn a few bucks doing it that's even better.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2014 at 2:51pm

Just sold 18 old car batteries I had laying around and got $136.  Nice!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2014 at 2:47pm

Love the reason for not going to church Mindy.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 1:29pm
I'm not free :( they added two more days.
Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2014 at 10:42am

And glad to go back to teaching again! I love the unicorn, Mindy!

Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2014 at 10:20am

Tomorrow one more job for brother-in-law and then his life should be rather well organized. And next week I'm back in the classroom! Huh? Where's my holiday?

Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 7:52am
Morning all. I'm on my way to my last day of jury duty. Free at last, free at last, thank the FSM, I'm free at last.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 29, 2014 at 7:36am

Always happy to have new faces around these parts (as they used to say in the old western movies). Welcome Larry and Bertold.

And as for your news, Mindy, I couldn't be happier! What a relief.

Good Friday and weekend to all!

Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2014 at 2:27am

I'm so glad you got good news, Mindy!

 

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