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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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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 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

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 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

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

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Comment by Patricia on July 2, 2018 at 3:36pm

That's hilarious!

Comment by kathy: ky on July 2, 2018 at 3:10pm

Lol 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2018 at 2:53pm

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Comment by Patricia on July 2, 2018 at 1:54pm

Thanks very much.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2018 at 11:28am

Congratulations to you Patricia.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2018 at 11:01am

Congrats to you both, Patricia!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 2, 2018 at 10:16am

When my grandson asked why I had so many bison figurines around my house, I struggled to answer him.

Then I got to wondering about what to call them since they are more than just "figurines". Perhaps idols or icons? And despite the connotation, fetishes? I looked up those words and found the usual synonym for all of them is "image".

Whatever their name, I like looking at them. And no, they aren't worshiped. Does anybody else have something similar?

Comment by Patricia on July 1, 2018 at 2:47pm

Canada Day, as well as our 52nd anniversary.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 29, 2018 at 9:16pm

I'm with you Loren. Problem is the only ones more spineless than the dems are the repugs who don't agree with him but are scared shitless to go against him. 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 29, 2018 at 6:50pm

Kathy, personally, I want to see a genuine FIGHT regarding the SCOTUS replacement for Kennedy.  Dear Donnie needs to understand that while he may have support, it remains in the minority, and any attempt to subvert stare decisis, particularly as regards Roe v Wade, will get a response that will singe his over-pomaded orange hair.

 

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