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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Saturday. 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 on Friday. 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 Randall Smith on November 26, 2014 at 7:26am

Curiosity is the primary enticement for eating Thanksgiving dinner with my father at his retirement community. I can just imagine the dishes--mainly soft and mushy. Wonder if a prayer will be given? Ear plugs, please. And I can't talk to my dad without shouting. Oh well, he's buying.

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 25, 2014 at 10:47pm

We all have magical powers.........

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 25, 2014 at 10:45pm

Sounds like a very enjoyable evening out, Mindy.  That's the same situation with me and my best friend.  It's nice to be able to cut loose with an understanding audience.  . 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2014 at 6:46pm

Felaine, have you kept a diary? I think I asked you that before. Maybe you could recall enough of your experiences to write a book. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2014 at 6:43pm

Patricia, I really enjoy watching all the trains, the scenery and the engineering of the whole system. The Master Engineer poking his head out draws one back to reality of the size of the trains. 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 25, 2014 at 6:20pm

Procter & Gamble is making a big to-do over their support of the Pink Ribbon/Breast Cancer cause.  HOWEVER at least 90% of their products contain known carcinogens.

If you want to support the cause, find some way of doing it without buying ANY P&G products.  Ever. 

(I have hated that company since I was a child listening to their stupid commercials on the radio...."Oh, I don't use [bleep] any more.  I use New, Improved [bleep]!"  As IF women are too stupid to know it's still the same old crap, no matter what they call it.)

I wasn't too thrilled when we had to do early morning shortened shows for the company brass when we played Cincinnati, either.  Rudest audiences I've ever skated for. .8 > (

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2014 at 5:53pm

Ian, happy and safe travels and great times with your family. Build up some good memories to hold you over until your next visit. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 25, 2014 at 2:45pm

Have a good trip and visit, Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 25, 2014 at 1:34pm

Have a great trip, Ian.  Enjoy the time with your family. 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 25, 2014 at 1:18pm

Not going to Hell but am going to England in the morning to see some of the family. This will be the last visit for a while. Be good and be safe for the next few days.

 

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