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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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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 11:38pm

In Paris, Interactive Doors ‘Transport’ Pedestrians To Other European Cities

To promote its travel service, railway company SNCF teamed up with ad agency TBWA Paris to create an ad campaign that sends pedestrians to other European cities—simply by opening a door.

The campaign, called ‘Europe, It’s Just Next Door’, features brightly colored doors with the names of cities plastered on them. These doors were then placed in public areas around Paris.

When opened, the doors displayed real-time events happening in those cities. For example, pedestrians could watch a mime performance in Milan, have their portraits drawn by a sketch artist in Brussels, or join a hip-hop dance crew in Barcelona.

“These interactive fun experiences not only created multicultural links among Europeans, but also enabled us all to realize that at the end of the day, Europe it’s just next door,” wrote the ad agency.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 10:56pm

Sorry, Mindy, my writing was unclear. Ruth states she was having one more antibiotic and then will be able to get back to building a normal gastric function again. I have no antibiotics. 

My gastric problems ended a few weeks after my BIG chemo on Sept 4.  I am doing great in that area. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 10:19pm

Joan, we were supposed to have some snow flurries here last week, but that never materialized.  We've been having some wonderful Fall days.  Temperatures in the 50's and beautiful trees in bright, Autumn colors of gold, yellow, rusty red and bronze.  It's been very pretty here. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 10:14pm

Mindy, I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 8:48pm

Sending an autumn scene to all of you as a reminder of our incredible autumn colors, even as we had our first snow that stayed on the trees, not on sidewalks and pavement. 

Spokane's Manito, Japanese Garden 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 8:32pm

Mindy, love your cats watching TV of cat confronting mouse. I really like your comment to unfriend if he begins to spout religious crap. I had a similar experience, except the sister of a relative turned out to be more confident of her non-religion than anyone I know, aside from us, of course. 

Ian, happy to learn of your "nice" visit to England. I hope you found situations under manageable conditions there. You write in a happy tone, as well as having fun while there. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 3:22pm

Thankfully, only one more antibiotic to take ... then back to building normal. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 3:10pm

Good to hear from you also, Ruth.  Love the cat gif.  Hope you have a fast recovery. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 5, 2013 at 2:52pm

Sorry for my absence. Only one more antibiotic to take, then my bowels will get back to “normal” for someone with IBS.

It was nice to learn more about your husband, Patricia. Belated congrats.

Love the hugs and kiss LOLcats, booklover and Steph.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 2:04pm

Ian, good to hear from you.  We were a bit worried about your absence in light of the recent storm that passed over Northern Europe.  Glad you're well.  Sounds like you had a nice visit.  My mother makes the most delicious ginger cake that she serves with homemade lemon sauce.

Patricia, I was just thinking about Sk8eycat yesterday.  I'm missing her also. 

 

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