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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Saturday. 5 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Thomas Murray yesterday

Carl & Ruth

Thank you much for your encouragement.... :)

Joan,

Hot chocolate ( or eggnog) with a splash of rum...YUMMY!

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Carl, a beautiful autumn scene and of my favorite time of year, right along with spring and summer. Winter, I can do without unless I am inside by a fire and hot chocolate. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist yesterday

Happy Autumn to all you Northern Hemispherians.  My favorite time of the year.

  

Comment by Plinius on Sunday

Imagine how much better this world would be if there were actually a rapture.

Comment by Plinius on Sunday

Do tell us about your plans, Kathy. The north of Europe is a good place to live, but there's no place without problems. 

Comment by kathy: ky on Sunday
Chris, fleeing is exactly what I'm doing. The area you live in sounds like such a wonderful open minded place that I think I would love it there. I don't eat much :) And coffee sounds wonderful.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday

Thanks for the pictures of your march, Plinius. I would definitely take your boys next time.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Sunday

Thomas, I would definitely bring the kids.  I love seeing families and kids at these types of events.  I have a lot of respect for parents who are proactive at instilling good values in children in a participatory way.  Marches and rallies show them that in order to make change happen, you cannot sit on the sidelines.  

Supporting justice for all is for everyone, whatever your age.  Your boys, at ages 10 and 14, are certainly mature enough to understand the nuances of such causes.  Go for it!   

Comment by Thomas Murray on Sunday

  Pilnius,

  The last time I went on a march was back in 1994  "Take Back the Night" in Washington D.C. at Dupont Circle. That was the only time I felt productive in a community effort to change and improve lives.

   Now there is another march that will happen on Sept 30th, "March for Black Women and the March for Racial Justice" in Washington D.C.

  The reason I am mentioning this now is I was sent an invitation to join this march. So is also I do have a question for anyone to answer, is it a good idea to bring my two boys, aged 10 and 14 on this march? and perhaps future marches? I believe this will expose them the value of community involvement and that individuals can feel part of the ever changing world.

Comment by Ian Mason on Saturday

Looks like a lovely day, Chris. Diverse in many different ways.

 

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