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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 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

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 31, 2017 at 2:39pm

That's what I call cold, Patricia.  Never gets that cold here, but sometimes got down to -34 C where I used to live, 46 km south of here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 31, 2017 at 2:35pm

Spud, the hunt is on; The Mirror has Two Faces + Carol of the Bells. This is what I found: 

Comment by Patricia on December 31, 2017 at 2:27pm

We've been at -25* C. with -30* C. windchill here so doing anything is out for most people methinks. Supposed to begin warming on Tuesday which usually means more snow.

Comment by Plinius on December 31, 2017 at 2:19pm

Thanks, and a happy new year to all of you. It's past nine in the evening here, and we're watching the fireworks and celebrating Luca's first year. Some cat-sitting to do for neighbours out of town, and we'll sleep when the noise calms down, probably at 1 o'clock. No resolutions either and I don't like rituals - I'm glad we can return to the normal routine tomorrow.

Comment by Patricia on December 31, 2017 at 2:14pm

We don't do anything either & Rick is not a late night person anyway. I am, but I just quietly watch music videos, & fiddle on the pc.

As for resolutions.....its nonsense to me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 31, 2017 at 2:08pm

Hoping you peeps have a happy new year, but:

You won't find me making any resolutions, or staying up late.  I'll be in bed at 10:00 per usual in the winter.  I don't put any stock in arbitrary times or seasons. 

That reminded of something similar a believer asked me a couple of days ago about atheists & rituals.  I said no I don't do rituals and never did enjoy them, even when I was a believer, even though mormonism has some rituals.

Comment by Patricia on December 31, 2017 at 2:02pm

"In the meadow we will build a snowman, and pretend that he's officiant Brown. He'll say are you married....."

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 31, 2017 at 1:53pm

There's lots of music I used to enjoy that I just can't anymore, because of the religious lyrics.

However, I still enjoy Carol of the Bells because it's not overtly xtian.  My favorite rendition so far is the small piece of it that is in the movie "The Mirror Has Two Faces".  I can't find a good video of it on YouTube or I'd post it.  I just wish it was longer in the movie.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 31, 2017 at 1:46pm

I enjoy singing, but know too many religious songs.  I find myself singing some of them about xmas this year, and get disgusted when I reach the religious parts.

Example: "In the meadow we will build a snowman, and pretend that he is parson brown.  He'll say are you married....."  

I spend a few minutes wondering if I could change it to make it more enjoyable.  Didn't come up with anything great, but thought perhaps this:  "....and pretend that he is AronRa.  He'll say understand evolution?  We'll say yes we do, thanks to you."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 31, 2017 at 1:17pm

Happy new year everyone.

 

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