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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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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G 10 hours ago. 22 Replies

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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 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

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 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 April 15, 2014 at 3:32am

Mindy, that young man looks to be a keeper!  Have you met him? Your daughter has a good head on her shoulders. She will do fine.

How is your son's knee?  

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 12:08am

Grinning Cat, FUNNY! video. Kind of remind me of 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 12:02am

Loren, I just discovered why your link didn't work for me. I used the period (.) in the address and got:

"Not Found

The requested URL / was not found on this server."

I took the (.) off and it works fine. ... except it gives the Trailers only, not the videos. It does have a nice Blog. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2014 at 11:55pm

Randall, I don't have TV, but am able to watch Cosmos on my computer. Last night's program didn't get onto the computer site until just a few minutes ago. I have been checking last night and all day today. It finally was posted and can found here, at least for me: 

Cosmos

This one has the first six episodes. I watched only the first five minutes and will watch the rest now. 

Here is the address in case you need it: 

http://www.cosmosontv.com/watch/183733315515

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2014 at 11:24pm

A really funny video, GC. Tak så mykka

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2014 at 7:40pm

By the way, yesterday's Cosmos was great.  There were several facts he mentioned that I had forgotten or never heard before.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2014 at 7:39pm

I don't have cable or satellite TV, just a roof antenna, and I get Cosmos Sundays on FOX.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 14, 2014 at 3:11pm

And now for something completely different:

The Ministry of Silly Walks is alive and well at a pedestrian crossing in Norway:

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2014 at 12:12pm

Just finished a really good book: "Dominion" by C.J.Sansom.
The year is 1952. In 1940 the British P.M., Lord Halifax surrendered to Germany after the fall of France. A Nazi-friendly government is now in power. Churchill, Atlee, Bevan etc. have gone underground to lead the resistance. In a Midland's mental hospital is a scientist who knows a dangerous secret and who has to be got out and sent to America. All of this complicated by the Great Smog of '52. A thriller that will do things to your heart rate and blood pressure.

An imagined history, but the main theme of nationalism has become murduerously relevant again the last couple of decades

Comment by Plinius on April 14, 2014 at 8:18am

only available in the US..... I'll wait.

 

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