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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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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Steph S. on February 12, 2013 at 11:09am

Oh Chris - love the Darwin Day poster!

Celebrate!!

Comment by Steph S. on February 12, 2013 at 11:09am

Ok - went back and I just love all the posts and pictures. Ruth your napkin cat, Ian your happy animal : ), Grinning cat and the cat lick, booklover and the lolcat, Loren "A boy and a girl", and I hope I didn't miss anyone. Love everything here and so glad to reconnected to you all. Missed you all.

Comment by Steph S. on February 12, 2013 at 11:02am

So now I am even further behind.

But trying to get caught up as I can.

Hope everyone has a great Darwin's Day celebration.

So - how do you celebrate the day?

Comment by Chris Dodds on February 12, 2013 at 10:45am

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 12, 2013 at 10:23am

Carl and Melinda, I like your posts about the pope having no god given strength, and I love Dawkins protesting the pope.

Ian, I like your comparison of the postal worker and the pope, and love Darwin's great quote about wonderful endless forms evolving.  First time I've seen it.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 12, 2013 at 8:46am

Happy Darwin Day.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 12, 2013 at 2:41am

I don't know what it is but it's really happy about something :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 12, 2013 at 12:50am
Ian, I like your contrast between pope and postman.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 12, 2013 at 12:36am

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

Loren, this is lovely music. Thank you so much. Joan

Comment by Ian Mason on February 11, 2013 at 11:26pm

Great videos! In my mind I see a world of difference between the friendly postal worker who honestly likes people and the authoritarian Pope obsessed with sin.

 

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