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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 Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 13, 2015 at 10:38am

I can't remember how much I wrote and don't have time to check. We leveled the ground, put on a mat that keeps the mud from coming through, spread several tons of rocks and leveled it, and now await the delivery of the greenhouse parts. Assembly starts next week. 

The seeds I planted earlier mostly rotted in the cold, wet sand and I started a new planting last week. They won't have time to mature, but I will use them to "chop & drop" this fall and enrich the sand. We will be bringing in truckloads of manure from neighbors' farms and getting the sand ready to become soil. 

Laura and I cut the dead wood out of trees and Larry put it through the chopper. We will plow that into the sand. The wood chips will rot and consume nitrogen, so our first crops will be enriched with more manure. The pH of the soil will be crazy so I expect to see some interesting plants in the coming season. 

We had family helping yesterday and I cooked for the crowd. Had an old fashioned farm breakfast with hash browns, bacon, eggs, and fruit. For lunch, the menu included sandwiches and finger foods. Dinner was an old fashioned New England pot roast with all the trimmings. 

I was so tired I fell asleep at the dinner table. The family cleaned up the kitchen while I snored, sitting upright and my head hanging down. They awakened me and ushered me to bed. A most welcome action. 

Photos will follow when I have time to send them. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 10:36am
Hey, if you don't mind, I'd like to be part of the odd group. If you ask any of my family members, they will concur that I qualify.
Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 10:10am

Not your fault, Chris.  Somehow the radio button for "Friends Only" got pushed, and the blog was restricted ... though how you AREN'T my friend is beyond me!  Think I need to fix that ... NOW!

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:08am

I thought I'd visit your page and find your blog there - not. I still don't feel very smart today...

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 10:03am

I'm glad I'm not alone, Loren!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 9:17am

[big grin!] Chris, you couldn't be any odder than I am!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:14am

Loren, the link to your blog works fine for me, but it doesn't show up on the A|N main page under "Blog Posts."  That's strange. 

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 9:11am

Perhaps I'm odd, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 9:07am

@ Plinius Hmmm, that's odd.  When I click on it, I get my latest blog post, Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action.  Why it wouldn't work for you, I have no idea.  [grumble - stinking software...!]

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:06am

BTW, I was wondering what an antique ovary looked like until my sleepy morning eyes re-read your post.  

 

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