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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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 1 hour ago. 37 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 Plinius on January 7, 2016 at 2:20am

Get better soon, Ruth and Kathy!

Comment by k.h. ky on January 6, 2016 at 8:31pm
I hope you feel better soon.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 6, 2016 at 8:30pm
Me too. On the low energy. It's the shift in daylight hours that gets me. Can't get in the yard and do anything. Tiresome.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 6, 2016 at 8:17pm

Thanks for the inquiry, k.h. ky. I've had a chronic sinus condition for years, and it often turns into bronchitis when the weather changes to Winter, despite humidifiers and HEPA filters. This year it waited until the real cold to hit a few days ago. Problem is, I need  a heart cath. Can't schedule it until I'm recovered. <sigh> Just trying to take care of myself. The antibiotic won't be available till tomorrow. I've been low energy, and not very bright lately.

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Comment by k.h. ky on January 5, 2016 at 9:59pm
Hi Ruth. Where you been? I hope all is well with you and yours.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 5, 2016 at 9:44pm

Hi, all. Sorry I haven't been around lately.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 5, 2016 at 7:52am

I "inherited" a G.F. grill from my father and just recently used it to grill a bisonburger. WOW, was it delicious! You'll love yours, Carl.

Ditto on the video, Joan. Yes, "sorry".

Comment by Plinius on January 5, 2016 at 7:06am

A very good video, Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2016 at 12:59am

Dear Future Generations: Sorry
Prince Ea

Comment by Ian Mason on January 4, 2016 at 10:33pm

Have a good trip, Randall.

Here in Denmark the winds been in the east for some days, blowing hard all the way from Siberia. Snow is predicted for Thursday and the following period.

 

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