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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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Betty Bowers Reviews "When Christians Break Bad" by Bonnie Weinstein

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Aug 23. 4 Replies

This is new!  Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, reading a book other than the bible???  True enough!  Seems as though some shiksa by the name of Bonnie Weinstein has recently penned a tome with the title: When Christians Break Bad: Letters…Continue

Tags: MRFF, When Christians Break Bad, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Bonnie Weinstein, America's Best Christian

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 30. 42 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

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 13. 9 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

Tags: community, farmers, poverty

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 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

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 22, 2019 at 2:29pm

I've been guilty of posting less, Tom. But no solutions here for reinvigorating AN.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 22, 2019 at 11:36am

Ok, who among us will join an effort to restore AN’s vigor? How?

Perhaps by going back into a discussion’s history and adding posts to issues relevant to our present times? Perhaps another way?

Comment by Plinius on August 22, 2019 at 8:22am

I don't feel up to it, Ian, but on the other hand it's not sensible to leave the job for people that WANT power. Organising is best done by people that don't want power.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 22, 2019 at 8:01am

That's funny, GC.

Good picture, Joan. At first glance I thought is was a safety precaution for if you felt out of the chair. As it is, you fell asleep.

Chris, would we really want the worry of putting everything right?

Comment by Randall Smith on August 22, 2019 at 7:10am

Great picture of you Joan! I'll share one of mine showing Hutterite mother and daughter. And yes, I've been to and seen most of those places you asked about. It's your neck of the woods I haven't explored.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2019 at 6:53am

Joan, that dog looks like it's got black boots on.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2019 at 6:52am

Love that satire, GC.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 22, 2019 at 2:24am

Joan, did your great-grandson reclaim his helmet? :)

After Trump's offer to buy Greenland was rebuffed, the government of Denmark and people of Greenland swiftly decided on a worthier new owner. "Greenland Is Sold To Barack Obama For $1":

”President Trump pushed back a meeting with Denmark because we refuse even to consider selling Greenland to the United States,” stated Denmark’s Prime Minister Andrew Kanard. “We thought the appropriate response was to sell Greenland to President Obama for one dollar.”...

Greenlanders are overwhelmingly happy with their new landlord. 89% voted for the sale. Of course, the specifics of the deal don’t change the status quo too much. Barack Obama is the honorary owner of Greenland. The island still has home rule. Denmark remains officially in charge.

However, there is one significant change. Every August 21st from now on will be Barack Obama Day in Greenland and Denmark. The new holiday will include all-night parties and a special burning of Donald Trump in effigy.

(satire from Laughing in Disbelief)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2019 at 12:45am

Second attempt. Joan, napping after a day in the garden. Great-grandson lost his helmet and I think I found it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2019 at 12:08am

Randy, happy to learn you completed your trip to Montana. That is a long drive over the prairie part of the country. Perhaps, one day, you will be able to go on to explore the Rockies.

Have you seen the National Parks of Arizona:  Grand Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, Montezuma's Castle, Meteor Crater, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Petrified Forest, and Saguaro National Park?

And have you seen the National Parks of Utah: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion? 

Oh! to be young again and going to these sites. 

This is me after a day in the garden. I am wearing my great-grandsons' helmet because he continues to lose it and I thought if I put it on he might retrieve and wear it. Michelle caught me taking a nap. 

Sorry, I can't figure out how to rotate this photo. 

 

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