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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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punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2015 at 11:40pm

(Grumpy Cat) I only LOOK grumpy... It works to keep those pesky humans away.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 5, 2015 at 11:48am

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Comment by Randall Smith on May 5, 2015 at 7:52am

Actually, my mouth isn't all that great. I, too, have several crowns. And I had many cavities growing up, thanks to baseball card bubblegum. My sisters and I had braces. So did all 4 of my own children. Somehow, everything has stablized. An electric toothbrush made a big difference. Plus, less sweets. My water is from a well--no fluoride. (I recently read where the govt. is asking cities to stop adding fluoride to their drinking water.) By the way, I had no cavities this time.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 5, 2015 at 3:55am

Never get too old to have fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 1:02pm

Glad to hear that Chris.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2015 at 10:36am

Drinking vinegar! Then you've got a strong stomach too!

There's one thing that calms migraines down; menopause. So I'm better off now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 10:29am

I never thought of vomiting being destructive to teeth, but that strong acid sure would be.  Wish you could get rid of migraines and vomiting Chris.

When I was young, I liked eating lemons and playing see who could drink the most vinegar with my brother.  Good thing I had strong teeth.  Now, whenever I eat or drink anything acidic, I immediately rinse with water.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2015 at 10:18am

Some teeth you both have! Congrats! I found out that vomiting is destructive to teeth - migraine attacks come with vomiting - so I had a lot of teeth capped and my dentist is rich.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 8:12am

Only one tooth lost.  That's great Randy.  How do you take care of them?  

Have you had fluoride in your drinking water most of your life?

Do good teeth run in your family?

I had fluoride in my drinking water until I was about 14, and that helped me keep most of my teeth for 73 years so far.  I didn't take care of them until I was about 50.  If I had, I'd not have receding gums and 3 gold crowns.  I take very good care of them now, and the receding gums have stabilized.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 4, 2015 at 7:34am

I can tell we're a lot alike, Spud. I often switch channels when I can tell something will upset me one way or another.

I'm off to the dentist this morning. My hygienist daughter will clean my teeth. Hopefully, no cavities. I've only lost one tooth all these years--one wisdom tooth.

 

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