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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 Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 22 hours ago. 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 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 Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2012 at 12:21am

Why on earth would anyone want a unicorn hat for a cat?! I guess people are willing to buy anything that is for sale. They better read some of the stuff I write on economic forecasts. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 20, 2012 at 10:40pm

Wow Steph. Really like this one. Going to repost. Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:37pm

Tony your comment on the rainbow cat reminded me of this popular Internet meme.

So funny.

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:36pm

Pleasant dreams everyone!

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:31pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:30pm

Yeah - that's so funny Tony - the ad says "cats love it" - and look at the cats face - priceless. Thanks!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 20, 2012 at 9:48pm

Boy, does he look pissed. Probably because he doesn't have a rainbow behind him, like the kitty on the box! Hahahaha! LOL! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2012 at 6:16pm

Oh my goodness, So many stomach and digestive problems. How do you keep your spirits up? Do you think our ancestors had such problems, or are they modern conditions? Do you belong to support groups, or related newsletters? Does organic food help? 

I am really sorry to learn of your health problems, Melinda and Patricia. 

Thanks for the feedback, Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 20, 2012 at 11:48am

Digestive problems can be really debilitating. I've got a step-mum and a sis-in-law with them and can see how they suffer at times. I read a little while ago (here?) that there are 100 millions neurons in the digestive system. That's compared with 100 billion in the brain, but does indicate that the stomach etc. are the body's "second brain". I regularly get constipation and reflux when I travel because most countries in the world, unlike Denmark, chlorinate the water and that kills my digestion. I now take my own Danish full-corn rye bread everywhere I go.

Comment by Steph S. on September 19, 2012 at 9:43pm

Booklover that is a great lolcat! I think you are awesome too!

 

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