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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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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Plinius on May 17, 2018 at 3:08am

Good news, thanks!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2018 at 2:07am

Patricia, I was really worried. I imagined all the worst even as I hoped for the best. What a relief! 

Comment by Patricia on May 17, 2018 at 2:03am

That is great news.....thanks Joan!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2018 at 2:02am

Carl, The Flying Atheist, answered my note and he has computer problems, will be repairing or replacing it, and his health "is doing rather well except for getting tired and out of breath fairly easily."

He used someone else's computer to read my message and to respond. He said he doesn't have easy access to one just now. 

This is such Splendid News!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2018 at 5:19am

"the pope gave birth in public, thus revealing her true gender, and she was subsequently dragged behind a horse for half a league and then stoned to death for her deceit.

~Pope Joan: The Female Pope whose Real Gender was Revealed after she...

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2018 at 5:10am

I enjoyed Rome because of the memories of historical events as I stood on the spot where they occurred. I stood on the spot where a  Pope was slaughtered when discovered to be a mother. Just think of it, Pope Joan lived and worked as a POPE! The officials destroyed her images and references and pretended there was never a woman pope. 

Have you ever heard of a woman pope?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 14, 2018 at 11:32pm

Great picture! Thanks, Ian. Nice smile, too.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 13, 2018 at 12:53pm

I also devoured Mad in my schooldays and still have a tattered selection of its paperbacks on my shelf, mostly Don Martin.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 13, 2018 at 12:49pm

I'm an alcoholic, Randall so I don't drink.

I didn't mean to sound so negative about Rome. There are a lot of things wrong but that can be said about many of the world's big cities. If you like history and art it's a great place. The people are kind and friendly for the most part too.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 13, 2018 at 11:52am

Great article on Mad mag.

Mad Magazine's Clout May Have Faded -- But Its Ethos Matters More than Ever Before


The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.

[Alternet]

  • Teaching its adolescent readers that governments lie – and only suckers fall for hucksters – Mad implicitly and explicitly subverted the sunny optimism of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years. Its writers and artists poked fun at everyone and everything that claimed a monopoly on truth and virtue.
 

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