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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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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 10 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 13. 4 Replies

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against…Continue

Tags: Russia, Putin, investigation, FBI, James Comey

exposing abuse | Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial | part 1 (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 4. 31 Replies

There really is no other way to say it: prepare to be revolted, disgusted, and made sick to your stomach.  Our good friend, TheraminTrees has had a considerable look at a recent commission executed by the government of Australia, digging into…Continue

Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses, child abuse, TheraminTrees

The Stanford Prison Experiment,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 22, 2018. 3 Replies

the Zimbardo experiment: The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team of researchers led by…Continue

Tags: change, Experiment, Prison, Stanford, Zimbardo

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 9, 2018. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2, 2018. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on March 14, 2018 at 2:45pm

'Æret vær hans minde'  Honoured be his memory. An expression that's used a lot in Denmark. I quite like it. Respectful, thoughtful and kind.

Comment by Patricia on March 14, 2018 at 2:39pm

I used the term once & felt like a hypocrite. I now say sad news & leave it at that.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 14, 2018 at 2:31pm


How's that work?

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 14, 2018 at 2:29pm

It sounds like a wish that is meaningless because the person is dead, and nothing will change that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 14, 2018 at 2:27pm

In reading comments about Stephen Hawking, as well as other dead atheists, I find a lot of RIP (Rest in Peace) comments from atheists.

That phrase bothers me a little because it came from religion.

Looking at it from an atheist point of view, the person can be thought of as being at peace because they no longer have any pain or problems, but are they resting?  I don't think so.

Forgetting that it came from religion, it still makes no sense to me because it sounds like a wish, and the "rest" part is questionable.

What are you peeps thoughts on RIP?

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2018 at 7:43am

Tears welled up twice--upon hearing of Stephen Hawking's passing and seeing Ian's photo holding his grandson. A death and a birth.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 14, 2018 at 5:40am

I just saw the news about Stephen Hawking on my browser startup screen.  It's astonishing to think about what he contributed to our understanding of the reality around us, and how much more we now have a grasp of, thanks to him.

An immeasurable loss, for sure.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 14, 2018 at 5:16am

By an odd coincidence, the news of Stephen Hawking's death comes on Albert Einstein's birthday. I think SH was an innovator in his early years, did a great job for the public image of science and was an inspiration for many handicapped people. He did become somewhat arrogant in his later years though, as when he declared that 'philosophy is dead.'

Comment by Ian Mason on March 14, 2018 at 5:05am

Thank you, Joan. There will be stories, I promise. I'm still in a 'bouncy' mood and keep looking at the pictures.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2018 at 11:48pm

Ian, your pride shows, and rightly so. Congratulations. I understand not wanting photos of children on social media, however, there is always room for some "Grandpa's Stories" and I look forward to reading them. 

Warm greetings to the new arrival. 


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