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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 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

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 17, 2012 at 2:23pm

Ian, thanks for the Russell's Teapot "fish", and the shocked kitty after the vet visit!

My favorite fish emblem is the Evolve fish holding a wrench. To me it signifies not only tool-using as a step in evolution, but also that our tools (and ideas and memes) coevolve with us.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 17, 2012 at 1:51pm

I always love hearing about and seeing what people collect.  Because interests are so varied, it's always fun to see the plethora of items that have inspired each and every one of us to have our own mini-museums or galleries d'arte.  

Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm

I'd like to see the rear end of the GOP elephant with a "thoight balloon" saying something like, "I'm quitting this damn circus! It's worse than a zoo!" 

Some of my animal activist friends do picket the circus when it comes to town, and are also trying to get the LA Zoo to send their elephants to a wildlife sanctuary. Pacing around on cement cripples their feet, for one thing....

Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 11:44am

Ruth, I think the xians stole the fish meme/icon from a much older Goddess religion. If you stand the fish on its "tail" it's a simplistic diagram of female genitalia.  Maybe.

I like Evolve Fish because we did evolve from sea creatures who developed special fins that allowed them to crawl up on the land.

The one that made me laugh when I first saw it was the Evolve Fish holding a wrench in its fin/hand/paw/whatever.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 11:05am

Bad Vet!

Ian, I like Russell's fishy teapot.

Comment by Steph S. on August 17, 2012 at 10:39am
What a cool hobby Ian! Do you have your teapots in a display case?
Ian that cat picture made me LOL! So funny!
Thanks for starting my Friday with a smile.
I hope all of you are having a good day!
I'm drinking French Vanilla coffee today.
Comment by Ian Mason on August 17, 2012 at 10:30am

Those we have lost :(

Comment by Ian Mason on August 17, 2012 at 9:54am

So many good things here today :-D Just when I neede cheering up. Thanks, everyone. Here's my contribution.

 By the way, I collect teapots and have over 80.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 9:40am

Tara, thanks for the link to the uncompassionate rich study.  It reminded my of what I observed when I "moved on up" to a little more affluent neighborhood in California.  My new commute took me through a wealthy neighborhood, and I immediately noticed the drivers were much more uncaring and selfish.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 9:12am

I find your found bone to be humorous.

 

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