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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 3 hours ago. 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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

Tags: surreal

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 Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 12:02pm

Felaine, I know what you mean, my car is 22 years old and I very much dread the day my mechanic will no long work on her. I hope the price of electric cars come down by then. I went all last winter on one tank of gas and I am about to get my second tank this summer. Grocery store, hardware and dinner out once in a while is about the only driving I do. I could do that on a tricycle. Problem is, our winters can be brutal. I wonder if there is such a thing as an enclosed golf cart? and can they be licensed for driving on roads? 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 26, 2014 at 11:36am

And sometimes on the mat in the other bathroom. 

I used to have a big black cat who would always be sitting right inside the front door when I got home from work, but at that time I was driving a 1960 TR-3, and mother told me he didn't make a move till he heard my car pull up at the curb. (I drove that car for 25 years, and felt like someone had died when I had to sell it because I could not find a mechanic who was willing to work on it any more.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 11:32am

Carl, Oh my goodness, make it stop!

Comment by Plinius on August 26, 2014 at 10:43am

But we know Carl, we clean the cat box every day!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2014 at 10:14am

Sk8eycat, maybe if you hired an animal communicator, you might discover that cats do give a shit. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 26, 2014 at 9:43am

"Animal communicators" (pet "psychics")

I'll make an exception for people like Monty Roberts because he studies and uses the way horses (and other animals) communicate with their own herd.  But spare me from the clowns who pretend to tell you what your dog is worrying or thinking about!  (They don't seem to do well with cats; probably because most cats don't give a shit.)

https://us-mg205.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f2%5f663...

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 9:35am

that's  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 9:35am

Oh my quezicotil!  Mindy, that a great one!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2014 at 9:28am

Regarding the current topic, all of us here seem to be Einstein's compared to the people who comment after online news articles.  I think we all deserve a pat on the back for that!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2014 at 9:25am

Ha!  Good one, Mindy.

 

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