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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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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

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

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 10, 2018 at 1:29pm

Interesting article--

Evangelicalism Is Now Officially Recognized as a Tainted Brand
JANUARY 10, 2018 BY CAPTAIN CASSIDY

Patheos

  • We talk a lot about Christianity being, in essence, a business–which makes evangelistic Christians into salespeople for their worldview, which then becomes simply a product they’re pushing at prospective customers, who will–they hope–then go on to purchase the product by adopting that worldview. In the past, for various reasons, Christianity didn’t need sophisticated sales techniques or a particularly proficient sales force. That’s changed significantly over time, but Christians haven’t adapted to that new reality. Well, now there’s another similarity to the business world that we can add to the growing list: Christianity is a brand of sorts, and slowly–oh, very slowly!–the religion’s leaders are starting to recognize just how tainted that brand really is. Today I’ll show you one of the most important recent developments in the religion–and the surreally out-of-touch course of action that Christians are suggesting as a response to that development.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2018 at 7:40am

I added some photos to my profile page yesterday. I thought I'd add a title today, but didn't expect the act would be mentioned in the "latest activity" column to the right of this page. Oh well. One photo is of sweepers in Beijing. They were everywhere keeping the sidewalks and curbs spotless. Littering is a world wide occurrence.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 8, 2018 at 8:52pm

There is no bottom deep enough for Christian Republican stupidity:

Kansas Rep. Steve Alford Says Blacks Can't Handle Marijuana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_Wa7vRMyA

Comment by Patricia on January 8, 2018 at 2:58am

We common folk don't get to know what is fact in a place like N.Korea. We just can't trust any of them, or the politicians in general.

Comment by Plinius on January 8, 2018 at 2:56am

And the doubt remains; who gives the info about North Korea (or any other place for that matter) and who profits from the way the info was given? I have less and less reason to trust anything..  But the films or books can be enjoyable, even if I can't decide what part is fact and what part is fiction. I read this book; Suki Kim - Without You, there's no Us - about a South Korean journalist/teacher who worked for a time in North Korea. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2018 at 2:02am

Chris, thank you for the video showing the widening gap between wealth and poverty. It clearly demonstrates the current state of affairs. 

Wealth Inequality in America 

The video on the wealth of N. Korea and USA results from policies and practices that create the gaps. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2018 at 1:51am

Ian, part of being informed is knowing of the Founding Fathers and Churchill, isn't it! I am grateful that you know your history and share your information with us. 

I watched a video of N. Korea

There was a scene of happy couples dancing in the streets in North Korea! We know about the hunger and poverty of that nation. Propaganda plays its part in a utopian dream that holds within its mythology a dystopian nightmare.  

The sad fact is a madman of N. Korea and a madman of U.S. shaking their nuclear weapon buttons at each other while people suffer from cold, hunger, homelessness, lack of access to education and healthcare.

The tragedy caused by greedy men with a concentration of power and money they gained by exploiting those who work. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 7, 2018 at 9:55pm

That's an inventive list of names. Thanks.

Joan, the US founders seem to be regarded almost as saints or prophets. The nearest British equivalent would be Churchill, who's regarded as a fount of wisdom when he was actually a racist, reactionary bigot. Countries create a national mythology for themselves a sort of comfort blanket they can cling to if challenged. As far as insurrection goes, the horrors of the Soviet and Chinese regimes have put a stop to that. Most people seem to think 'better the Devil you know' than an alternative.

Comment by Chris on January 7, 2018 at 9:07pm

Everyone should have a  rooster, hens and chicks

Suburbia  seems oblivious to barnyard animals.

I wonder how many know what a cattle feedllot is.

It's probably, who cares.

Comment by Chris on January 7, 2018 at 8:49pm

I could see why somewone would leave this or other groups.

Some things just aren't worth the time, or bother.

 

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