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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 tom sarbeck 7 hours ago. 4 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 15 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on Monday

Yes, Patricia, the smoke you breathed in is now irritating the noses of the French!

Comment by Patricia on Monday

Who would have thought........

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday
Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Bertold, I agree, Mother Jones provides excellent investigative journalism. It is biased to the left and reports on the hard stuff, i.e. it's investigation of private prisons resulted in a change of policy with the Justice Dept to not send prisoners to private prisons, a truly outstanding bit of reporting.  

Comment by Patricia on Sunday

There'd be a lot less problem if people would mind their own business, & stop making everything such a big issue, I'm sure.

Comment by Ian Mason on Sunday
Comment by Ian Mason on Sunday

A couple in England have withdrawn their child from school because a trans pupil has been allowed a choice of toilets. I don't know if cakes are an issue.

Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2017 at 1:28am

Great!

Comment by Patricia on September 16, 2017 at 12:56am

Oh isn't religion just grand?!

Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2017 at 12:49am

Thanks for the links, Carl, they look very useful!

The wedding cake issues are not widespread here at all - but luckily we don't live in a bible belt. Luca and I don't attract negative attention - but a very tall transwoman we know gets male agression.

The first lines in our constitution says that in this country everyone is free and equal and not to be discriminated against, whatever the reason. And because of that, wedding cake hate messages among other things are forbidden.

In other parts of Europe it's the same as with you: more religion, more discrimination. The Poles are ignoring the facts of life in their churches and the Russians are terrified of our western vices...  

 

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