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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan yesterday. 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 October 27, 2014 at 7:41am
Chris, "youth in Asia" (in crank mail) was what the writer thought was euthanasia!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 27, 2014 at 7:06am

>Why do I feel like Xmas is assaulting me?! Carl, you're so right. Actually, anyone who claims there's a war on Christmas is waging a war on brain cells.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2014 at 2:20am

First we have Sinterklaas here, traditionally an old white saint/bishop with coloured servants. We had a UN-person here, who thought it was all racist. I don't feel that it's true, but we can paint the servants in other colours if someone feels hurt.

For me it's just another way to rob us of the innocent fun of an old tradition. And what's left is the pressure to buy whatever they want to sell - yes, assault is a good word for it, Carl!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 2:10am

Just remember that the krispy kritters STOLE xmas from the pagans...especially the decorations, gift-giving, and feasting.  The Massachusetts colony outlawed xmas celebrations (the least punishment was a day in the stocks), and JWs still shun the whole thing (Halloween and birthdays, too.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2014 at 10:56pm

Today is October 26.  This evening I drove past a Walgreen's Pharmacy that already had their Christmas trees up and on display.  Some people think there's a war on Xmas.  Why do I feel like Xmas is assaulting me?!  I also just learned this evening that Macy's downtown on State Street has all their Xmas window displays up as well.  What the f*ck?! 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 26, 2014 at 6:34pm

I have this one on a T-shirt....by Edward Gorey

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2014 at 1:33pm

Mindy, (aka Booklover), just for you.........

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2014 at 1:31pm

Comment by sk8eycat on October 26, 2014 at 12:20pm

I read the Crank Mail last of all.  It depresses me too much to know there are such vicious people in this country/world.  If something, or someone, gets on my last nerve, I ignore them.  Sometimes that is the worst thing you can do to them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2014 at 11:51am

Randy, your lead to  "crank mail" in FFRF's reveals a sad testimony of the lack of effective criticism. I enjoy being criticised by a critical thinker. These, however, do not meet the test. 

Other than being very funny!

 

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