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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 myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2017 at 10:40pm

People tell me that grandchildren are life's dessert, Joan and I'm really looking forward to it.

Well put, Kathy. A vulgar term for someone useless in British English is 'wanker' so it fits very well.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 10:03pm
I remember when my gdaughter was about six. I would be sitting at the computer reading something on Atheist Nexus and she would be standing behind me reading along. I wouldn't notice her until she asked me what a word meant.
I don't know what brought that to mind.
Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 9:59pm
Joan, you nailed it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 9:45pm

Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.

~ Balzac.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 8:43pm

Agreed.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 4, 2017 at 8:31pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm

The link between hurricanes and climate change

“astounding and astonishing.” “I’ve never seen consistent model output forecasting rainfall amounts of over 30 inches before,” 

~ Dan Satterfield, chief meteorologist with WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md.

“It’s hard, if not impossible, to compare this to any other storm.” “It may stand alone when all is said and done in terms of rainfall.”

~ Eric Fisher, chief meteorologist at WBZ-TV in Boston.

“The environment in which all events occur these days is different, so in fact every storm is different, every event is actually different. It has to be.” “The air, being warmer, means it can also hold more moisture. There’s more moisture in the air, especially coming off of the oceans.”

Kevin Trenberth, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 5:11pm

Kathy, thanks for "Prayers are like masturbation." Most appropriate!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 4:56pm

Bertold, thanks for the heads-up. I am one of those " irony-impaired"!  I like the idea!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 4:54pm

Ian, that is great news! I would love to see your face when you meet him for the first time. Do you suppose your daughter or son-in-law could have a camera ready for the encounter when it occurs?

Being a grandparent is a great honor and pleasure; welcome to th club!

 

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