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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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We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 5 hours ago. 9 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 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 El Solo Lobo on July 14, 2012 at 4:46pm

nanoo, nanoo

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 11:49pm

*sigh* I never had a nickname when I was in school.  What can you do with "Elaine"?  I've been called by my middle name since the day I was born.

I picked up "La Bruja del Hielo" when I was in Holiday...I scared the mierda out of the porter in our car on the way to Mexico City...he thought I was a witch, but that's too damn long.

Then, about 10 years ago, when I was working part time at the Cat Hotel, the manager saw my legal name (my first name starts with "F") on my paycheck or something, and yelled, "Felaine!  Meeee-yowwww!"  I yelled back at her, "Claw-diaaaaa!"  (Claudia Shell played Victoria in "Cats" on Broadway for nine solid years....eeeek!) 

That's the kind of thing that happens when you hang around with cats all your life.  The only time I didn't have at least one was when I was on the road.

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 11:08pm
http://m.facebook.com/#!http://video.xx.fbcdn.net/cfs-prn1/v/609645/704/445441352157266_456...
my video, friend requests coming. Bad internet conection on this site. Can barely type.
Comment by Steph S. on July 13, 2012 at 10:50pm
Destiny so glad you joined us here!
Comment by Steph S. on July 13, 2012 at 10:49pm
You have a very pretty name Ruth! Lovely! I really like Lioness - cool!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 10:39pm

My first name was Leona (Lioness), but I switched to my second name Ruth when I married the first time. Ruth Karei sounded better than Leona Karei.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2012 at 9:06pm

My name is Carl.  Those obnoxiously pesky girls from my youth called me Carlton the Doorman (from the Rhoda TV show.)  I absolutely HATED that!  lol

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 9:02pm

Welcome to AN, Destiny. You're spot on with your "mind and matter" comment. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 13, 2012 at 8:33pm

Hey there Destiny. Welcome to AN. I'm so glad you are here and enjoying yourself. I'm on FB, but I only have 8 friends, lol. Just family, mostly so I can keep up with how they are doing. I really don't know how to find people there, but I would dearly love to see your video. So maybe you could contact me as I'm not sure how. Tony Carroll in Palestine, Texas.

And "Mindy", if you can, I can. Full legal name Bert Anthony Carroll Jr. Eewww! Bert. Whenever someone found out, always got "Hey Bert, how's Ernie"? Still, love the muppets. lol

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 7:37pm
I was watching a football game with my brother years ago and he was like "preist holmes? I would hate to have that name" it took him a second to realize the irony! I have four brothers, one sister. Justice, and Chase are the other names my mother gave out. The other two have different biological parents, but they are real brothers to me. I just dont kniw why mom mother named one of her children justice because I dont think thats really something christians believe in7
 

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