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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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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky on Saturday. 20 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

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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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.
Comment by Tammy S on August 6, 2012 at 1:27pm

LOL Ian, that's what you get for thinking 'oustide' the box!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2012 at 1:22pm

Tony, it is too funny to be real, but too real, which makes it more funny. I hope George charged them with assault. 

 

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