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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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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2012 at 2:34pm

Red Brandywine tomatos can bear fruit up to 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg), requiring 80 to 100 days to reach maturity, making it among the slowest maturing varieties of common tomato cultivars. I am unable to grow it in Spokane without early and late season protection. I shall try again next year.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2012 at 2:09pm

" incipient CRS (Can't Remember Shit). " Oh yes, I know the feeling.
via Emmette Hutto

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2012 at 10:19pm

sk8eycat, that is a wonderful water fountain. They must feel like royal cats!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2012 at 10:17pm

sk8eycat, I don't know how other computers work,

first, I place the curser where I want the photo to be placed; 

then I go to the top row of features and pick "Image".

It brings up an "Add Image" and

select from computer photos,

or copy and paste the "URL" in "choose file".

Then select the "layout" you prefer.

I usually size mine to 300 "width";

press "OK".

If that doesn't work, sorry. 


Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 5:01pm

Saddened too by the loss of Niel Armstrong. The "space race" was a big part of my childhood in the 60s and the leading figures were my boyhood heroes. The world feels a little older and bleaker this evening.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 4:57pm

When in doubt, ask Wiki.

Schulz often touched on religious themes in his work, including the classic television cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), which features the character Linus van Pelt quoting the King James Version of the Bible Luke 2:8–14 to explain "what Christmas is all about." In personal interviews Schulz mentioned that Linus represented his spiritual side.

Schulz, reared in the Lutheran faith, had been active in the Church of God as a young adult and then later taught Sunday school at a United Methodist Church. In the 1960s, Robert L. Short interpreted certain themes and conversations in Peanuts as being consistent with parts of Christian theology, and used them as illustrations during his lectures about thegospel, as he explained in his bestselling paperback book, The Gospel According to Peanuts, the first of several books he wrote on religion and Peanuts, and other popular cultureitems.

From the late 1980s, however, Schulz described himself in interviews as a "secular humanist":[44]

I do not go to church anymore... I guess you might say I've come around to secular humanism, an obligation I believe all humans have to others and the world we live in.[45]
Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 4:47pm

I had the impression that Shulz was a mild Xtian. Linus Van Pelt often quotes scripture. Perhaps I'm wrong.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 25, 2012 at 4:13pm

Idaho Spud, I think Snoopy was modeled after an actual dog Schulz had when he was a kid...I don't know if Schulz was raised in a religious family, but as an adult he was definitely a non-believer.

PS: There may be dogs on the Moon, but Neil Armstrong is gone forever, and I can't stop crying.

BRB...maybe

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2012 at 4:06pm

Companions 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 25, 2012 at 4:00pm

Hemp Bricks Are Harder Than Concrete For Homes And Buildings! 

Here is a possibility for building material. Are there any down-sides to hemp, other than being illegal to grow? 

 

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