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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 Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 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 Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 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

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

NBC News Gives Ken Ham Free Advertising

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 2. 13 Replies

Ordinarily I toggle between CBS News with Scott Pelley and NBC News with Lester Holt in the early evening, mostly to avoid commercials, but I'm wondering if I should give ABC's news division another chance after this evening's broadcast.  NBC…Continue

Tags: advertisement, Ken Ham, Ark Encounter, News, NBC

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Comment by Plinius on May 14, 2015 at 1:09pm

Have fun in Naples, Ian! Don't forget to take a ride in the funiculare.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 1:06pm

Let's hear it for Depends! One of the side effects of ageing, or chemo, or radiation, or broken ribs, or abstructed bowel is Depends! I don't know what the cause, but I am ever so grateful for those diapers for the aged. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 12:59pm

Ian, I am impressed, both of the marathon and sobriety. Good for you! 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 14, 2015 at 11:57am

I am. or will be soon. Off to Copenhagen tomorrow and then on to Naples on Saturday. I will be thinking of you though.

Comment by Plinius on May 14, 2015 at 12:27am

I think I can't go on holiday, but it IS quiet here! I have some six weeks of teaching to do and in the meantime I try to learn more about bad knees.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 13, 2015 at 7:26am

Everybody on vacation here?

I heard on the CBS evening news last night that the percentage of non-religious Americans has risen from 22% to 30% in the past ten (I think) years. They actually used the words "agnostic" and "atheist", usually taboo. So yeah, good news!!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 8, 2015 at 7:33am

Joan, hope you're doing well. You sound chipper enough. My hygienist daughter is one and the same vegetable farmer. How she juggles both jobs, plus being a pregnant mother of two amazes me.

Speaking of the farm, I dug huge holes for 3 hours yesterday for fruit trees--an orchard being another addition to the already full land use. What a transformation from corn and soybeans of 3 years ago. It's so exciting for me to watch (and be involved in) the progress.

Comment by Plinius on May 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Thanks Joan, I'll be careful. I went back to the GP today, to get a note for a specialist. That's one step on the road to a new knee.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 7, 2015 at 10:53am

Ian, Congratulations! Very fine milestones. 

Chris, do be careful about keeping your balance. What should have been a simple fall for me resulted in a broken arm, broken ribs, and a five-day stay in the hospital with a blocked bowel. Life is too short to spend it in such agony!  Do take care of yourself. 

The dumbing-down of USA by TV programming and news got to me and I find much more interesting programming on the internet by selective watching of things that interest me. 

Randy, your daughter chose a great profession for a woman. I suppose you got the lectures on how to brush your teeth and care for your gums when she was in training. 

Comment by Plinius on May 7, 2015 at 10:49am

A wonderful record!

 

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