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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 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 Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on May 21, 2013 at 9:38am
How's everyone enjoying the new site layout?
I hope everyone has a good day!
Comment by Plinius on May 21, 2013 at 7:42am
Are you all in one piece? The tornado news is horrible!
Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:52pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:50pm

Wow - those are beautiful flower Spud and Tony. WOW

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:58pm
When we lived at Ft. Hood, the roadsides turned so many wonderful colors. This was just after Lady Bird started her campaign for roadside flowers. She scolded a highway worker who mowed the flowers before seeds set, and I am sure that mistake was never made again. She had a way of getting things done. And I am very glad she did the highway program. thanks Tony
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 20, 2013 at 6:53pm

 This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Bluebonnets alongside the road in rural Texas. For all of you, but especially you, Joan. Wild flowers seem appropriate.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 20, 2013 at 6:51pm

sk8eycat, if you draw an accurate copy of MoBombHead and get it published, you win a place on a Middle Eastern "Wanted Dead or Alive but Preferably Dead" list.

And people say Germans overreact to German jokes, like in 1914 somebody told a German joke and in 1937 somebody told another one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:31pm
Mindy, the dog and kitty tucked safely in is a good metaphor for how I feel. Nicely tucked in the embracing arms of each one of you.
Carl, nothing more needs to be said. I am ready, willing and able to get on with life. Your incarcerated-cats look ready to get out and roll, too.
Steph, the slinky-cat and bacon-cat are fun!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
Spud, thy are lovely! So pretty and fresh. Thank you Team Member.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 20, 2013 at 6:16pm

Joan, I may be late, but I too hope you get well soon and here are some wildflowers from me:

 

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