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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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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 6 hours ago. 12 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 17 hours ago. 11 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 Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 6, 2014 at 9:30am

Randy, I can tell through your writing how excited you are to have your family with you.  Enjoy your time together and all the great food. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2014 at 9:04am

Enjoy the festivities, Randall. The persimmon pudding sounds fantastic!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 6, 2014 at 9:01am

Boy, ain't THAT the truth, Mindy!

I'm late on the computer this morning for two reasons. One, I couldn't get connected to the internet. And wouldn't you know it, the minute I began talking to the tech man, it came on! Second, I was making persimmon pudding and scalloped corn for our family gathering (early T-giving) today at my house.

I'll have all four of my children and their children (and spouses minus one), plus my two sisters (twins) and my 96 yr old father. Since my dad wouldn't come if my ex-wife was here, the kids told her to stay home (and mope)! Yeah! I invited her just to be nice, but the children wanted their grandfather to come.

And wouldn't you know it (#2), I'm coming down with a cold. Rats. Still, we'll have a good time--and good food!

Comment by Deidre on November 6, 2014 at 6:59am

why do people slow down to a halt to look at someone changing a tire on the side of the road? sigh...

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2014 at 11:02pm

Mindy, I got a few "Unfriends" too. Good. I have too much mail to read anyway. 

Charlie is also Daniel's Black French Poodle's name. That will be easy to remember, I hope. My memory isn't so good. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2014 at 10:07pm

That's funny (in a sadly truthful way), CLAWS.  That about sums it up. 

Mindy, you've only spoken the truth on Facebook.  If others can't handle it, oh well. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 5, 2014 at 7:13pm

I love that you threw in a side of atheism to go with that anti-republican entree, Mindy. It sounds like your sister REALLY needs to get out more!

Comment by Deidre on November 5, 2014 at 7:03pm

@ booklover, wow...your sister unfriended you over politics? lol Well, you spoke your mind, so be it...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2014 at 6:44pm

Mindy, I would love to know what horrible things you said about republicans that would make your sister un-friend you.  lol

Comment by Deidre on November 5, 2014 at 6:36pm

LOL @ CLAWS.

I didn't end up voting. I went there, the line was wayyy too long, and I had dinner plans with a friend. I swung back after dinner, and the polls were closed. lol

 

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