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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 13 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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 sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 6:32pm

I didn't make that LOL...my sister found it on Cheezburger.  I rarely go there anymore; it's become too complicated and FlakeBook-y.  Since it's impossible to tell the sex of baby ducks....till they get their adult plumage, I dunno why the Akita is bitching about sandwiches.  I think the dog is a female, anyway.  I've seen those pix before with different captions.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 17, 2015 at 2:27pm

Thanks, Joan. I'm happy about more sunshine every day too.

I like your evolution poster, Ian. Not sure what writing a story in alternating passages means.

Glad some of you are enjoying the weather.

Cute LOL sk8eycat, excepting that the caption suggests that women should be making food for men.

Wut's wit the LOLspeak?

Comment by Ian Mason on January 17, 2015 at 1:55pm

If I could export the rain there's been in Denmark I would be a wealthy man. It looks like the freeze is going to start though.

I've just started a little project with a Danish online friend. Writing stories in alternating sentences/passages. I've never tried it before and it's strange. All my mental images that I have when I write are knocked down by the words I recieve and I have to start again. Relinquishing control does not come easy. I'm sure it's stimulating for the "little gray cells" though.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 1:25pm

Felaine, I would share some of our rain ... except, we lack snow pack. Summer may be a scorcher. Who knows, with all the different weather patterns we have seen in Spokane. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:17pm

Akshully, doze r dux....but who carez?

Now...If ebrybuddy wood send us dere rayn.....!  Wee needz it!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 17, 2015 at 1:15pm

dogs,chicks,snuggle,ladies man

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 17, 2015 at 11:02am

Haven't seen that one Ian.  I'm saving it.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 17, 2015 at 9:49am
It's another beautiful day. Sun is shinning, temps in the mid fifties. What more could l want.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 17, 2015 at 2:10am

Thanks, Ian, for the evolution photo.  I added it to my collection. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 16, 2015 at 11:12pm

I like that evolution picture, Ian. 

 

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