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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 83 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 8 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 18. 2 Replies

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:56pm

Ian I love that Puffin pic! And the quote is outstanding.

One step at a time. That's all you can do.

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:54pm

Thank you for being my friend Melinda!

I appreciate all of you!

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:52pm

hey I just saw that cute puppy and cat picture booklover! It made me smile.

Patricia I love the no-soliciting sign and the Sam Harris picture and quote.

I have a no-soliciting sign on my door too.

I would love the attack cats one.

It does help keep the salespeople away.

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:47pm

I just love the Attack Cats sign Grinning Cat.

Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:46pm

I got behind here. I blame the Olympics!

I enjoy reading all the posts.

I hope your husband gets better soon Patricia.

I'm so glad you guys are here.

It's wonderful being in this group and having this site to go to.

My friends are all here!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 7, 2012 at 9:40pm

Patricia, right on with Bill Gates compared to the Bishop of Rome (whose church can well afford to pay for his security etc.)!

(I didn't know about the Catholic church's position on vaccines, either... something about the rubella vaccine originating from cell lines from aborted fetuses.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 7, 2012 at 9:27pm

Turns out that that "No Soliciting" sign is for sale at etsy.com. The artist, Matthew Flansburg, has several variations including one with "attack cats".

"No Religion!" is better and more general than similar signs' "We found Jesus" or "We are happy with our religion."

Other Etsy sellers have signs like "No Soliciting - unless you're a kid" and "No Soliciting - unless you have Thin Mints".

Comment by dr kellie on August 7, 2012 at 9:18pm

Don't give up on having social circles, if you want them.  I found good company in my local progressives group.  Not everyone is atheist, but most are.  I find them all quite delightful.  And well educated. 

 

And note that I live in the middle of Texas!

Comment by Paula T. on August 7, 2012 at 8:58pm
Patricia, my boyfriend's two younger daughters (16 & 13) are both immature, narcissistic, and want what they want and they want it now. They think daddy is made of money. He's been trying to make up for their mom passing away over 10 years ago and I'm finally helping him see that he hasn't done them any favors.

I'd love that No Soliciting sign, too! I never think to get the small bumper sticker type one for my front door. Although...the last time we had Mormons come to the house my atheist son spent over 30 minutes discussing religion, beliefs, and asking them why they believe. I was very proud of him :)
Comment by Paula T. on August 7, 2012 at 6:55pm
I love the "Words for teenagers", Patricia! I know more than a few teens that I could give that to and make them memorize it! Too many feel entitled and it drives me crazy.
 

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