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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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Water! Access to fresh water declines as populations grow, temperatures rise, immigration increases!

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Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28. 5 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

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Is it me, or can most people on social networking sites not spell? I get acronyms, but actual misspelling, really? I'm not that old, either-not even thirty.Does this make anyone else crazy or is it just me?Continue

Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts

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The following showed up this morning in my YouTube daily feed, and I have to say, it just charmed the socks off of me.  This is what animation really can do in the hands of a creative and skilled team.  Really, it's what animation has done for darn…Continue

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The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 15. 3 Replies

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud"Scientists and organizations across the world spent a great deal of time and…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 21, 2018 at 2:42pm

It seems that the Catholic priesthood succumb to more than one temptation, money as well as boys.

Catching up is one of life's pleasures, Randall.

You both look well, Chris. I hope your legs survived the walk round the zoo.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 21, 2018 at 2:21pm

You look great, Plinius!

Comment by Patricia on September 21, 2018 at 1:34pm

Looks like a pleasant day, Plinius.

Comment by Plinius on September 21, 2018 at 12:37pm

We visited the Rotterdam zoo with a friend. She made this picture of us.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 21, 2018 at 7:10am

I had a nice two day visit from one of my "trip mates" when we went to China a year ago. Sarah was driving through the midwest and asked to make a stop here in Indiana. As friends do, we caught up on our lives. There's not much to see or do here, but I showed her around the "neighborhood". I think she was more impressed by the quantity of corn and soybean fields! She was really impressed by my family's organic vegetable farm. It's nice to keep in touch with old friends.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2018 at 3:41am

Patricia, I'm glad to have the information about the Sistine Chapel crimes. Thanks.

Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2018 at 2:42am

Thanks Joan, I had nothing but trouble with that link.....everywhere I posted.

Yours is a different link, but same story.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2018 at 2:38am

Patricia, the lead didn't work for "Financial misdeeds at the Sistine Chapel" so this is what I found:

" the administrative director and the musical director of the choir are suspected of money laundering, aggravated fraud and embezzlement.
The two men – Michelangelo Nardella and Monsignor Massimo Palombella – allegedly pilfered proceeds from concerts to fund personal expenses, according to La Stampa.
The Sistine Chapel Choir was founded in 1471, and considers itself the oldest choir still active in the world today.
It is made up of 20 adult singers and 35 boys aged 9 to 13.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/vatican-investigating-financial-misde...

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2018 at 1:38am

Patricia, thanks for sharing Alex Blue's comment with us. 

Comment by Patricia on September 17, 2018 at 9:42pm


I don’t believe in a deity or deities
I find belief in a deity or deities to be an utter nonsense; and religion to be nothing more then a place for charlatans to con people out of their hard earned money by using fear tactics and brainwashing people to believe in nonsense.
Just because you believe in a deity or deities, doesn’t mean that you are more moral then me.
If you are moral only because of reward and the fear of punishment by a deity or deities; then you’re just a person who lacks empathy, not religion.
Morals have no deity or deities.
Morals have no religion.
No one, no religion and no philosophy has a monopoly on morals, right or wrong, just or unjust, bad or good.
It is better to be morally empathetic and an atheist, then to lack empathy and be a theist.

------Alex Blue

 

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