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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 5 hours ago. 12 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 Randall Smith on August 2, 2015 at 7:35am

A new A/N member, "Milton", passed on a tip about a new book for kids about evolution to be published this fall. I checked it out and bought one for my grandkids. They (I) need something to counter their prosyliltizing grandmother (my ex). See you you think.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2015 at 9:00pm

I'm not happy Felaine is in the ICU, but at least she's finally getting proper medical attention. Thanks Flying Atheist for keeping in touch for all of us.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 1, 2015 at 5:32am

Thanks Carl.  I'm glad to hear encouraging news about Felaine. 

I agree that her previous reports sounded like neglect from some medical people.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 1, 2015 at 1:11am

Glad to hear that Felaine is doing well. Thanks very much, Carl.

Gangrene can develop very quickly but in Felaine's case it does sound like neglect and/or incompetence by some so-called medical professionals.

Comment by Plinius on August 1, 2015 at 12:09am

I still try to figure how it's possible that Felaine got so far that she ended with gangrene, was NOT taken to hospital because she wasn't an emergency at all, and yet is in ICU within a week. Now she gets excellent help and I'm very glad of it, but WHY NOT BEFORE to prevent all the suffering? A little help at the right time can prevent enormous suffering and costs. Is this a one in thousand case or everyday USA practice?    

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2015 at 11:38pm

Carl, thank you for keeping Felaine in the loop! She finally is getting the medical care she needs.We can all sing praises for the care and attention she is getting and hope all goes well with her. Her symptoms blew horns and sirens that she needed care. I wonder how she got there? No matter! She is there and getting the care she needs. Gangrene means amputation to me. Please keep us informed. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 31, 2015 at 9:18pm

Hello, again, friends.  Here's an update on Felaine.  I wasn't able to speak with her directly.  She's been transferred to ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and doesn't have a telephone.  When I called, I spoke with a very pleasant nurse who was within speaking distance of Felaine.  When the nurse told Felaine that Carl from Chicago was calling to check-up on her, I could hear Felaine call out "Hello!" and that she's doing well. 

When I called, she was in the middle of having some tests done in her room so she wasn't able to relay messages back and forth via the nurse at that time.  But the nurse will tell her that "Everybody" misses her, hopes she gets well soon, and that we are looking forward to seeing her again in our group.

It's not known how much longer she is expected to remain hospitalized, but the nurse told me Elaine is doing well and is getting important and needed medication. 

I'm assuming she's in good spirits, especially since she so robustly called out "Hello" to me.  The nurse spoke very kindly about Felaine.  I can just imagine the medical staff has gotten quite a few chuckles from Felaine.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 31, 2015 at 1:37pm

I don't blame Patricia either.  Richard seemed rather callous about loosing a lot of people.  And, I tried to donate without getting the star on my avatar, but It wouldn't let me.  I don't like making people feel bad that can't contribute, and my cat has all but disappeared.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 31, 2015 at 8:46am

Patricia is upset about Richard's donation request. Can't say that I blame her. And Ruth shouldn't be too pleased to have half her face disappear! 

I guess Bernie Sanders had a great "turnout" to his video appearance. I tried to go to one, but they reached capacity. Does anybody know his "religion", if any? I'll like him even better if he's a "none".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 30, 2015 at 7:26pm

Yeah, I miss her too.

 

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