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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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Optical Illusions

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This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

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If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 27, 2012 at 4:40pm

Love those Blue Morning Glories.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 4:19pm

Melinda, delightful tea pot. That should spark one to life walking into the kitchen after a good night's sleep and seeing that cheery pot. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 4:18pm

Tony, when I see Heavenly Blue morning glories I think of my grandmother Denoo and her chicken pen, kept so beautifully fertilized by all the chickens that wandered in and out of the patch. Thanks for the memories. 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 27, 2012 at 4:08pm

That's a great pot!

I  don't know who Ann Coulter is but she must be a dimwit. Trouble is dimwits can be dangerous.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 27, 2012 at 3:47pm

I was more shocked by a public figure repeating (and tacitly approving) that blatant misogyny in 2012.

Pat's comment in that thread points out that the right-wing extremists want a one-party state, a "permanent Republican majority".

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 27, 2012 at 3:38pm

I guess after all this time I shouldn't be surprised at what Ann Coulter and her ilk say, but I really am surprised time after time at how low they can go.  It really is quite unbelievable. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 27, 2012 at 3:31pm

@Grinning Cat: Is Ann Coulter still alive?  (Was she ever?) The last time I saw a photo of her she looked like a cadaver.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 27, 2012 at 2:54pm

Ugh! A new low in political discourse: "If we took away women's right to vote..." (Bryan Fischer on Twitter yesterday, quoting Ann Coulter) I've posted on it in Feminist Atheists.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 27, 2012 at 9:29am

Ruth, I love that "giggle-kitten"!

Monday, Monday, don't mean Jack Schidt....one of the best things about being retired!

And now , I'm gonna whine.  My JW sister is teasing me about my name again:

Message from RedRobin:

http://cheezburger.com/6536466944

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I never asked my parents why they named me after the worst wuss in the King Arthur stories.

I just made a cuppa tea, and I think I'll crawl back in be with a good book for a while.

PS: I'm delighted that I don't live anywhere near Brawley, CA; just wondering when one of the faults in this area is gonna cut loose. It's been almost 20 years since the Northridge quake...we're over due.

AAAAAACCCCKKKKK!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 27, 2012 at 7:39am

Ah, flowers! As one of the Big Bad Goths in an Asterix comic once said "Just because I'm a barbarian ,that doesn't mean I can't like flowers!" That's exactly how I feel. I will not conform to stereotypes.

I had a very pleasant evening yesterday. Went to the opera with my daughter Astrid. Her first time, my third. Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte". A modern setting in a military field hospital. The plot is rather silly but the music is great. Splendid performance even though it was by a small, regional company. Will do that on a regular basis in the future. For those planning travel, Aarhus will be European Cultural Capital in 2017. 5 years to save up for the trip!

 

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