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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 Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Patricia on September 6, 2017 at 2:16pm

I don't like ''chatting'' particularly, & don't know anyone who does.

Comment by Patricia on September 6, 2017 at 2:14pm

I do not like to travel, but the Orient has always fascinated me. A guided tour seems to be the way to go when you're doing something very different. Daniel's posts were always so interesting when I was on a/n before.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 6, 2017 at 1:41pm
Daniel, love the cartoon. And my family and I did see it rain frogs once. I never thought it was gawd but it puzzled me for years. Until I read in the farmers almanac that they get swept up by rain clouds and dropped miles away. It's also been known to rain fish.
Comment by Ian Mason on September 6, 2017 at 1:23pm

Randy, that sounds like a great trip. The people I know who have been there have loved it. Good luck with your preparations.

I used the chat room a few times but found it to be populated with those who like puerile 'jokes' so I stopped.

Comment by Gwaithmir on September 6, 2017 at 7:32am

What's going on over in the chat room? I used to come in here on a nightly basis a couple of years ago and there were always three to six people chatting. Nowadays, the chat room is pretty much deserted all the time. Have people lost interest or is there a better atheist website to go to now?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2017 at 6:58am

Luck Randy.

I'm too chicken to go to most countries.  Mostly fear of doing something that will land me in jail.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 6, 2017 at 6:51am

Well, it never really struck me as a destination I wanted to visit in my lifetime, but after reading Road Scholar's trip catalog description of "The Best of China", I called them about an opening for this coming Fall trip. Surprisingly, there was one. So guess what I did? Yep, I took the plunge and signed up to go!

I'm having a little "buyer's remorse", thinking about the impulsiveness of my action and all the anxiety associated with traveling to someplace "exotic". But, what the heck. You only live once, right? I leave 6 weeks from today (Oct 18).

The itinerary includes all over China, from Beijing to Lhasa to Shanghai and points in between--three weeks total. Once I'm there, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. In the meantime, I have to get a visa, book flights, read up, etc. Wish me luck!

Comment by Plinius on September 5, 2017 at 11:37pm

I love that one Daniel!

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 3:05pm

Pretty damn obvious the gawd/jeezuzz/praying thing ain't workin'!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on September 5, 2017 at 2:42pm

We keep the windows/doors closed & run the a/c. I only go out when I must during the bad days, wear a mask, & keep the trip as short as possible.

The large Elephant Hill fire is still going strong with more evacs, but that is south of us. Many schools did not start today.

We don't hear much about our local fires now, but we still have plenty of aircraft going over all the time so they're not done.

Chemo left me with some breathing issues, so I have to avoid what I can.

 

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