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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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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 Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 9:19am

Mindy, I agree with what you told you daughter to do to that guy. Too bad those sex hormones make most of us (extra) stupid as teenagers.

Ha ha ha.  That adopted squished cat is funny!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 14, 2013 at 11:53pm

Barney Frank is atheist. Thanks for the news, Loren.
Grinning Cat, your double standard post is perfect.
Sk8eycat, I love the Mr Blackwell picture. Happy cat sitting.
Ian, I’ve seen a version of charging cat with three panes, where the cats eyes are both green, then one green and one red, then both green.

I had a hectic, unproductive day. I hope all of you did better.
Good night, All.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:56pm

You're lucky, Patricia, to have another friend around for the weekend as well.  I'm jealous of all the cat people here.  :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:54pm

Enjoy your cat-sitting Felaine and have a great weekend yourself.  Stay cool as a hep-cat. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2013 at 9:45pm

I'm leaving in a few minutes, and will be away till Monday or Tuesday...cat-sitting.  what else?  I'll check back with y'all when I get home.

I'd wish everyone a cool, quiet weekend, but I don't think that's going to happen.  At least not around here...the usual August heat wave is on its way.  Gah!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2013 at 5:48pm

What Booklover said.  I've always cheered for Barney Frank (and wondered why ANY gay or lesbian person would/could believe the dirt in the buybull...much less want to be ordained to spread it around.)

Comment by Lillie on August 14, 2013 at 4:33pm

Booklover, I could have taken a picture very similar to the cat/squirrel one of my cat looking like that at a mouse in my house.  I had to catch the mouse.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 14, 2013 at 11:16am

Interesting (if not horribly surprising) news: former Congressman Barney Frank has come out again ... as an atheist!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 13, 2013 at 11:28pm

My sister made this LOL

Mister Blacwell is so cute when he is angry.

Mr. Blackwell is cute when he is angry.

Remember Mr. Blackwell?  I loved his snarky comments.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 13, 2013 at 8:15pm

Ian, so that's how cats get the energy for those 3am spurts of activity!

On a more serious note: (seen in multiple places on the web) Even though it's unfair to equate all Christians with science deniers, this picture does point out an all-too-common double standard.

Christians when the topic is science: 'Evolution? The Big Bang? Global Warming? Being born gay? They are all just theories! I need tons more proof than that!' Christians when the topic is Christianity: 'Proof? You don't need proof! That's why it's called faith! No evidence required!'

 

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