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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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

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

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 9, 2012 at 11:41pm

Thanks for all the funny LOLs, folks! *sigh* Just the tonic for a so-so day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2012 at 11:30pm

Tony, that bat/cat is weird!

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 9, 2012 at 10:33pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2012 at 10:13pm

Neighbors

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2012 at 10:08pm

These photos, all of them, just make my day! I have no favorites, unless it is this site where i can come and relax, have a laugh, and know there is still sanity in the world. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 9, 2012 at 9:53pm

Booklover that is the funniest story. Yes, I remember that Seinfeld episode - it was so very funny.

That is a cute LOLcat Patricia.

Comment by Steph S. on November 9, 2012 at 9:31pm

well cool Flying Atheist - I am like that too.

Comment by Steph S. on November 9, 2012 at 9:28pm

Thanks! I just love the big eyes on the kitty.

Yeah - that cat looks pooped out.

It does need some coffee - LOL

Cool LOL cat booklover!

I love it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2012 at 9:27pm

Coffee LOVER here as well.  No cream.  No sugar.  Just a nice bold, black hot cup 'o Joe.  The morning just isn't right unless I've had my cup of personality. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 9, 2012 at 9:21pm

I am so behind here.

Patricia thanks for telling us your story. Glad to hear you are doing better now.

What cute cat pictures Tony and Booklover. Always love the posts here.

Yes, I do love coffee.

 

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