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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 2 hours ago. 17 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

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud yesterday. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Jul 20. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 1:59pm

Thanks from me also to Melinda and Joan for the kind words, and I agree about the nice people on here, at least the ones I know.  It takes me a long time to get to remember and know people, so I'm sorry in advance if any of you feel I've ignored you.

Melinda, I don't know if Tammy Faye Baker knows she looks horrid in all that makeup.  It's hard to believe she doesn't, but who knows. Maybe she knows but just wants to be instantly recognized, like Tiny Tim (the "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" guy).

I just called her Tammy before, and hope Tammy S didn't think for an instant I was talking about her.

Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 12:41pm

Aww Melinda that pic makes me miss my Harley (my black super-mouser) who never ate the mice she killed, she just offered them to me as sacrifices on the back steps and my Poof Russey! Poof loved to be thrown up on the tin roof so he could run to the middle and slide down the other side claws squealing all the way down, then run back around to the deck and beg to be thrown back on the roof. He'd do this for HOURS if you'd let him! It got the cat tagged with that name and it caught on so well with all of our friends and family, that none of us can remember what the his original name had been!

I love the pics, it was nice to come back to this thread after my workout!!! *hugs all around*! Tony I shared your pic with my hubby at work, he's having the typical pull your hair out Friday and that was just too cute to pass up!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 12:19pm

Wow. I can tell who runs your house, Melinda. Beautiful cat. Lord and master of all he surveys. lol

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thank you so much Tony and a hug for you too!

Group hug for all you group members!

I enjoy hearing from all of you and enjoy your posting on here.

Thank you booklover - you are a joy! What a cute kitty named Dale - I would love to see a picture of your beautiful cat Melinda.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 11:58am

For you, my friend Melinda. You are special, and I always seek out what you, Steph, Loren, SB, Joan, Ruth, FA, and a few others are posting. I work 14 hrs a day, and don't get to post as much as I like, but you are wonderful,  insightful, funny, witty, and I like you. So, big hug from me. too.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 11:46am

Thanks so much for your kind words booklover and Joan!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 11:45am

Loren that is a great picture of you and your cat! There are many cat lovers here - yes! I love cats - especially the black ones.

Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 11:06am

LOL Melinda I'm so glad you get my humor, I try never to take anything too seriously. I'm seriously hormonal of late... (mentalpause) and all the stupidity in the world seems to get to me a lot more than it used to, humor is my anti-homicide medication!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 20, 2012 at 11:06am

Did someone here mention cat-lovers?


Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 10:59am

Chris Breman, You are included, all the way to the Netherlands. And a grand weekend to you. 

 

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