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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 1 hour 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 20 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 July 10, 2014 at 8:25pm

Hi Randy, yes, the summer weather is so nice to be out and enjoying the fresh air and wildlife of the garden. I don't take my computer outside this summer because it is too hard on my eye. So, to the garden by 5 AM, driven inside by the heat by noon, a little snack, a long nap, and then get to my mail and whatever commentary I have to offer. 

It is nice to keep up to date on your activities. 

Comment by k.h. ky on July 10, 2014 at 9:42am
Thanks Dorothy ;). aka Mindy. That's the best one yet.
Comment by Randall Smith on July 10, 2014 at 8:33am

Great, Mindy!! I really did LOL!

Must be summertime--everyone seems to be too busy to "blog". During the day, I think of things I want to say, then forget when I get here. Sign of old age.

Comment by Plinius on July 10, 2014 at 1:07am

LOL, Mindy, the things you come up with...

Comment by James B Bolton on July 9, 2014 at 9:41am

Thank you all for the welcome.  The art assemblage is very cool.  If you are interested in more, give  juxtapoz magazine a look.  It is my favorite art magazine though perhaps not everyone's taste.

"Time Running Out"  This is one of my paintings.  My wife, Glenna and I are Laughing Goddess Studio.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 9, 2014 at 7:36am

Neat perspective, Carl.

And yeah James, take your time.

Dog Molly back home and doing amazingly well. I'm happy (but poorer). 

Comment by Steph S. on July 8, 2014 at 9:17pm

Love the cat pic Mindy and the video Flying Atheist.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2014 at 8:36pm

That is an interesting perspective piece, Carl. Very clever. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2014 at 7:49pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2014 at 12:58pm

Hi, James.  Welcome! 

 

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