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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Grinning Cat on April 16, 2015 at 1:45am

Laura, thanks for letting us know! Give Joan our best!!

Comment by Plinius on April 16, 2015 at 1:15am

It's the right place, Laura, thanks for posting! Give Joan our best wishes!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 16, 2015 at 1:14am

Thank you very much, Laura. Wish her well from all of us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 16, 2015 at 12:48am

This is Joan's daughter, Laura. Joan asked me to post here to let you know that she's in the hospital, she's fine, and that she is just having her digestive tract rebalanced.


She will be without her computer during her stay there, but I am planning on taking it in with me during visiting hours so that she can catch up with all of you.

I sure hope that I'm posting this message in the right place!

Laura

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2015 at 6:54pm

Another cheezburger that had me in stitches.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2015 at 6:32pm

Thought you'd all get a kick out of this one.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2015 at 4:54pm

Thanks for the wildlife observation. It cheers me that you have such a great window during your recovery.

Keep sending updates. How's the pain? How is your appetite?

I'm so relieved you're feeling up to internet use. I feared you'd be gone for a while.

Get Well, Love!

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2015 at 4:01pm

Say what you want about marketing or self-promotion.  I think the following is JUST ... PLAIN ... NEAT!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2015 at 1:05pm

Joan, do not follow the rabbit down any holes or eat any mushrooms offered to you by caterpillars.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

It is snowing, deer run by my bedroom window each morning.  A white rabbit sits on a stump on occasion.

 

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