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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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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2016 at 4:16am

Loren, I will be watching for it. Word simply escape me. 

Comment by Loren Miller on November 9, 2016 at 3:37am

"Dread" puts it mildly, Joan.  I'm honestly hesitant to give full expression to what I'm feeling here, for the simple reason that it would be inadequate.

I definitely feel a blog coming on, though...

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2016 at 2:12am

I have a heavy lump of burning coals in my gut.  We are in for a rough ride. I remember how happy I was when Obama won; he either yielded to big money or agreed with them all along. 

I feel dread this time.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 9, 2016 at 1:32am

Well, in case anyone had a shred of doubt, it's now officially no exaggeration to say that we're living in a post-factual world. There could be parallel universes where tRump rises to the occasion and acts like a normal albeit incredibly sleazy POTUS, but we should be so lucky.

Comment by Plinius on November 9, 2016 at 12:57am

Such news! And we can do nothing but wait what happens.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 9, 2016 at 12:45am

Agreed, Ian. This looks like the tipping point where US politics pushes Climate Destabilization and every other kind of destabilization into high gear. I really expect tRump will start a nuclear war within a year. It never crossed my mind that I'd live to see the US controlled by Nazis and gamergate trolls. More than half our citizens appear to have lost touch with reality.

Immediate impact - stock market crash. I'll wake up with less retirement income. But then we all probably won't live as long as we'd imagined.

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Tomorrow I wear black to mourn. Actually I'm feeling Johnny Cash on the outside. One day means nothing when the entire world veers sharply toward surreal wasteland scenarios.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 8, 2016 at 11:27pm

Condolences to U.S. friends first but this will affect us all. Europe now sits between two demagogues, Putin and Trump. The future does not look bright.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2016 at 5:01pm

Carl, that is a beautiful sight and perfect for a walk. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 8, 2016 at 4:50pm

I've been meaning to post a photo of the Autumn colors by my house. I just remembered today on my walk to my voting location. I'm a little late. Many trees are already bare but there's still a lot of color remaining.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 8, 2016 at 3:35pm

I've been on one of my days out with a good friend. A gourmet lunch at the cafe where student chefs train, then a really breathtaking art exhibition (link follows) A wander round some charity shops where I picked up a few books and DVDs. Evening, lasagne and a film, "Dr Strange". Good special effects but no real story. A good day.

http://en.aros.dk/exhibitions_/2016/joana-vasconcelos/

 

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