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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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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan 14 hours ago. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2015 at 7:54am

Loved it, Ian!  No luck on your site, Carl.

For you readers out there, Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife (among others), has a new book out: The Human Age. Really good! It's about our brave new world in reality. Insightful and full of information. What a writer she is!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 7:01am

Good one, Ian. (Someone else here just recently posted a George Carlin quote noting that god always needs money.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 6:12am

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 6:12am

Pretty as a picture, Mindy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 9, 2015 at 1:26am

Mindy, well, if I were as pretty as you, seeing many copies of myself would make me feel magnificent. However, I see only one of you, and it was from Spud. For some reason, Patricia's didn't come through either. Mindy, your hair was long and pretty; it makes quite an impression! If you were a cheerleader, I imagine your swirling hair as you went through your routines. 

Sorry to ask for another help, I didn't get Carl's most recent photo either. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 8, 2015 at 7:03pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2015 at 4:34pm

Experiencing Deja vu Mindy? lol.

Glad to hear you got everything done.  I stopped making lists to do after realizing I made them too long and became depressed after being able to check only a few off.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2015 at 4:07pm

OK Joan, here is Mindy at 21:

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2015 at 3:58pm

Patricia, nothing came to my mailbox with your name as the sender. I suspect you tried to send me Mindy's photo. The photo of you came to me and you and Rick look so happy and full of life. You certainly overcame powerful challenges and can still laugh.

I'm sorry I send so much bad news about the economy and politics.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2015 at 3:53pm

Ian, those hormones raging when we graduated high school and started out into the world-of-making-a-living had two strong pressures pushing us into crazy land. My hormones raged too, and like so many others before me, I left school to marry and had children. It seems we have bodies that have decision-making tasks other than the brain. Some have foot-on-a-peddle brains. Some have hormone-brains. Some have thinking-brains. 

Interesting how it all turns out. As for myself, I have a splendid life at this point. Everywhere I look there is joy coming from it. It seems that I came of age at the apex of human existence. There will be very tough times for future generations. 

 

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