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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 Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2014 at 2:28pm

Wow!  What a survivor.  30% doesn't sound good, but much better than 19%.  

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2014 at 2:23pm

So far good news, Patricia! I'm glad!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:40am

Patricia, looking forward to learning the outcome of your husband's tests. How are you doing? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:38am

Chris, your students clearly are fond of you and show their appreciation in such lovely ways! Your kindness, humor and good teaching technique have an impact on your students. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:33am

Spud, I checked on your comment about the right hand side of the words being cut off. When they were first posted, I could see the entire comments, and now they are gone. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2014 at 9:13am

Chris, so nice to hear about your great students.

Patricia, hope to hear good news about your husband.

Ian, funny food label.  Must have been made by someone overconfident about their command of the english language, like I see constantly in instructions for electronic devices.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 9, 2014 at 7:08am

Chris, what nice people (students)! I would have eaten all the chocolates in one sitting!

Patricia, eager to hear how your hubby is doing. It must be tough on you to be separated like this. You have a positive attitude about it all.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 9, 2014 at 7:07am
Chris, what an absolutely wonderful first day of class! How appreciative your group is. You must be great fun to be with.
Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2014 at 7:02am

Ian, I never ate one of my grandmothers..

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2014 at 6:44am

How exciting to have started my first lessons of the season! I hadn't even hung up my coat before I got a bunch of carnations and a beautiful card (Russian tradition), someone else brought chocolates from Austria, there was a CD with songs and lyrics I can use in the lessons, there were big hugs, someone brought the cooking pear harvest and shared with us all - I brought enough home to share with some neighbours. Wonderful, all these people who are glad to see me! I even had some time left to do some teaching...

 

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