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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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The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

NBC News Gives Ken Ham Free Advertising

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 2. 13 Replies

Ordinarily I toggle between CBS News with Scott Pelley and NBC News with Lester Holt in the early evening, mostly to avoid commercials, but I'm wondering if I should give ABC's news division another chance after this evening's broadcast.  NBC…Continue

Tags: advertisement, Ken Ham, Ark Encounter, News, NBC

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 4:19pm

Patricia, thanks for the "It Gets Better - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BC)" video. Excellent interviews. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 4:07pm

The Flying Atheist, what does mean? Just a stupid prank for the "fun" of it? or demonstrating cruel treatment by law enforcement? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 3:11pm

Something completely different....

Comment by Ian Mason on November 7, 2012 at 2:51pm

Congratulations, America. Most of the conservatives in this part of the world supported Obama, or at least couldn't bring themselves to support Romney.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 7, 2012 at 2:18pm

@Chris Dodds: In California (and I don''t know how many other states) you can apply for Permanent Absentee Voter status no matter what.  You don't have to be planning an out-of-town trip, or be permanently disabled, or anything.  You just have to contact your county Registrar of Voters, and ask how you can do it.  Depends on where you live. Some states don't allow that, but as I said about Washington and Oregon, EVERYBODY votes by mail, and it saves the states a lot of money and trouble. 

If you know anyone who's ever volunteered as a poll worker, you know they get a stipend, and work their tails off setting up, working ALL day, and then packing up after the polls close.  It's NOT fun.

If you can't make a party out of it, voting in the privacy of your home is much more relaxing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 1:52pm

Patrica, thanks for sharing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police video.  Very inspiring! 

Comment by Steph S. on November 7, 2012 at 6:09am

Good morning everyone!

Yes, sk8eycat we should all get together and have a nice party.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2012 at 11:47pm

How do we get together to have a pizza party?  We need to howl at the moon, and DANCE!

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:59pm
I'm happy too Booklover! Yay! Now we can all celebrate!
Hope all of you have a wonderful night!
Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:37pm

Obama wins!

 

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