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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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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 12 minutes ago. 20 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 4:12pm

I agree sk8eycat, and I like the space-cat.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 4:09pm

Good day for me also.  Took a mile walk, watered my garden, and noticed some cucumbers & beets nearly ready to eat.  How are you doing Steph?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 4:09pm

It may be "National Moon Day," but that's not a legal holiday.  And I'm disgusted that when the Apollo program ended (prematurely), everybody seemed to say, "Well, okay, we beat the Soviets, now lets forget about the moon, and go back to blowing money away on weapons and stuff." 

Skylab and the Shuttle were built with "off the shelf" technology... nothing really new has been developed in 43 years. Instead of playing with X-Box and FlakeBook, we could have been learning how to live on other worlds, and also how to build a comfortable transportation vehicle for the next step. 

Mars!

Comment by Plinius on July 20, 2012 at 3:52pm

I also had a good day: some nice contacts and I did a lot of chores, glad to be rid of those. Listened to Schubert songs this evening and now off to bed. It's said that a reader never goes to bed alone - I always take one or more books, and of course there's my husband and my two cats. Good company! Have a nice night!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:33pm
Hope you feel better soon Jonathan.
Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 3:10pm

National Moon Day.  Yay.  Happy NMD to you all.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:05pm
Dale is a beautiful black cat Melinda. I think that was your profile pic for a while, if my memory serves me right.
How's everyone doing this Friday?
Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 2:54pm

LOL Idaho Spud, I never even saw that Tammy Faye Baker conversation, gotta pay notice to she who puts the make-up on with a spatula! Bow before the bronzer!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 2:49pm

It does. Just googled it, and today is 'National Moon Day'. Also 'National Lollipop Day'. Sweet!!! (Yes, bad joke intended).

Also 'International Chess Day, and Ugly Truck Day'. 

This is what the moon landing has to compete against. I think it can take the trucks and chess, but not so sure about lollipops. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on July 20, 2012 at 2:42pm

Yes, sk8eycat. A great idea for a secular holiday to celebrate what humanity can do.

 

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