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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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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

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.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 k.h. ky on July 10, 2014 at 9:42am
Thanks Dorothy ;). aka Mindy. That's the best one yet.
Comment by Randall Smith on July 10, 2014 at 8:33am

Great, Mindy!! I really did LOL!

Must be summertime--everyone seems to be too busy to "blog". During the day, I think of things I want to say, then forget when I get here. Sign of old age.

Comment by Plinius on July 10, 2014 at 1:07am

LOL, Mindy, the things you come up with...

Comment by James B Bolton on July 9, 2014 at 9:41am

Thank you all for the welcome.  The art assemblage is very cool.  If you are interested in more, give  juxtapoz magazine a look.  It is my favorite art magazine though perhaps not everyone's taste.

"Time Running Out"  This is one of my paintings.  My wife, Glenna and I are Laughing Goddess Studio.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 9, 2014 at 7:36am

Neat perspective, Carl.

And yeah James, take your time.

Dog Molly back home and doing amazingly well. I'm happy (but poorer). 

Comment by Steph S. on July 8, 2014 at 9:17pm

Love the cat pic Mindy and the video Flying Atheist.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2014 at 8:36pm

That is an interesting perspective piece, Carl. Very clever. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2014 at 7:49pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2014 at 12:58pm

Hi, James.  Welcome! 

Comment by James B Bolton on July 8, 2014 at 9:42am

Ruth Anthony-Gardner,  Thank you for the welcome and for having an active group.  As a new arrival (to the site, not the planet), I will hang out and feel my way around.  I will ease in as I feel comfortable.

 

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