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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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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G 11 hours ago. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 3, 2013 at 11:17pm

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 11:40pm

Great squirrel, Ruth. A European red squirrel, I think.

Another grey day in Denmark. The news says that this year's strawberry crop is severly affected. Makes me wonder how many non-commercial species are also damaged.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2013 at 9:52pm

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Christmas-Quotes-1.jpg

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2013 at 6:16pm

FA and Ruth, thanks for the hugs!

Patricia, I hope Isabel turns out to be all right. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 2, 2013 at 6:02pm

Ruth, your squirrel reminded me of this....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 2, 2013 at 3:09pm

Joan, thanks for sharing your squirrel comedy. I always enjoyed squirrels too. It sounds great to have a home surrounded by trees. We consider ourselves lucky to have trees visible from the back of our house. It was one of the reasons we chose this house over many others. Observing trees is supposed to be good for your mental and physical health.

Wow, I’m glad you only had a little thin spot after falling down the stairs, Mindy. The story of your toddler daughter’s reaction was precious. Perfect black cat quote!

Yes, sk8eycat, computers somehow seem to always pick the most eloquent entries to lose. Sorry I was out of touch for a bit and missed timely reading about your bathroom accident. Good thing your sister was there. We’ve had our glass shower doors just fall out of the frame on us, but they didn’t break. Funny about the dark red towel irony. I’m just glad you’re OK now. Hugs back to you. I’m afraid the much too early triple digitsf will gradually become the usual weather in southern CA. The blocking patterns from deep waves in the jet stream, because the Arctic is too warm, appear to be recurring in similar places. We’re tired of daily rain and low 90’s here in eastern PA. We’ve had saturated humidity for a couple of weeks it seems. Every day when I walk out of the door it’s like Jamaica without a beach. I can see how fireworks could become problematic when it’s too dry and hot.

Happy belated anniversary, Patricia.

Great group hug, Flying Atheist. Thanks! Here's my hug for all of you, Friends.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I remember moving to another country and it was somewhat chaotic for a while. Still a good idea to keep enquiring though. I hope your friend is all right.

Cats: very relaxed animals but you never know what they're plotting. Afraid my French isn't up to reading all of NB's quote. Man isn't a perfect animal? Something like that.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2013 at 9:10am
Chris, nice to receive your message and participation in the group hug! It does feel good. Your last day of the course, with tokens of appreciation from your students, life just doesn't get any better.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2013 at 9:09am
Chris, nice to receive your message and participation in the group hug! It does feel good. Your last day of the course, with tokens of appreciation from your students, life just doesn't get any better.
Comment by Plinius on July 2, 2013 at 6:43am

Over 50 messages while I slept and worked! But I'll still join in the group hug for the Patricia's anniversary, Joan's chemo, Felaine's sore head and cat, .... just for all of you.

Today was the last day of my course; flowers, kisses and presents for the teacher! They always make me happy!

 

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