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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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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 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

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by kathy: ky on July 1, 2016 at 6:44pm
Ruth, I'm surprised it's taken you this long :/ I believe I was born a cynic. A skeptic for certain.

@Grinning Cat, thanks. I'll check that out.
Comment by Ian Mason on July 1, 2016 at 2:50pm

Golden Years: a 2-part TV special by Stephen King about a man who began to rejuvinate. Also a song by David Bowie.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 1, 2016 at 12:23pm

Loren, today I don't have it in me to watch a 47 long video about God causing cancer. Sorry.

The cumulative emotional impact of climate change-related disasters like the California and Florida toxic algae outbreaks, Wildfires in the West and in boreal forests all around the globe, Brexit, the dumpster-fire US political process,

attempts to reign in palm oil exploitation falling apart, etc.etc. Too many bad things are going on at once to fit in my head. The last few days hope has eroded enough on climate change that I'm starting, for the first time in my life, to be cynical, even sarcastic. My personality is eroding. You might have noticed a change in tone in recent posts.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 28, 2016 at 12:01am

Kathy - congrats and best wishes to the wedding couple.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 27, 2016 at 11:44pm

Kathy, congratulations to your grandson and his fiancé!!

(My parents also got married on July 4th; a wonderful day to declare their interdependence, and enjoy fireworks afterwards! :)

On posting pictures: you can type a smaller width for display; people can click on the picture to see it full size. There's an explanation of the whole process at "How To - Insert a Picture or Other Graphic".

Comment by Donald L. Engel on June 27, 2016 at 11:27pm

Ruth, my mask only goes over my nose.  I have two straps that go around my head just above my eye level, and two straps that go around my head just under my ears.  If you lay on your side, the straps between your head and the pillow seem to "drag" on the pillow, so you can move your head just a little to adjust the intake from the machine.  Move your head around just a little until you feel the most air going to your nose.  You'll be used to it in a day or two.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 27, 2016 at 11:20pm

All you have to do to post one of your pictures here is press the second icon above, after link. then use browse to navigate to the picture on your computer, Just make sure it's not too big. 450 pixels wide is pretty much the maximum width that'll fit.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 27, 2016 at 9:19pm
Thanks all. I'm so happy for them. Unfortunately his father is having a problem with the idea but I'm certain he will learn that we are all just people. He was really good when they came to tgiving dinner.

Carl, I'd love to post photos but I'm photo/computer illiterate :(
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 27, 2016 at 6:32pm

Bertold, my mask goes only over the nose. I couldn't use the nasal pillow type because too much cartilage had been surgically removed from my nose by an incompetent doctor.

Congrats on your grandson's marriage, k.h. ky!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

Cathy, perhaps a photo or two can be posted of the event if agreed to by all parties involved.  :)

 

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