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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2015 at 9:39am

Splendid news, Carl. As you say, one more bump and then onward.

That's an exciting project, Joan. I'll keep an eye on it with interest.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 30, 2015 at 8:02am

"Newses?"  NEWSES?!? [chuckle!]

Seriously, Carl, VERY BEST WISHES to you on your upcoming procedure.  Here's to zero complications, fast-fast-fast post-operative recovery and getting back in the swing of things soonest!

Comment by Plinius on October 30, 2015 at 7:59am

Great news, Carl! 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 30, 2015 at 7:26am

That IS great news, Carl! Two weeks away.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 1:02am

Carl, what grand news, plural newses! The colonoscopy gives you information based on reality and you can pursue the next challenge with confidence. 

Nov. 12! OH! How wonderful. I am so thrilled for you. You live with an eye on health, you have courage, you have good doctors and their staffs, and a supportive family with a courageous and generous sister. 

Please have a family member contact one of us to bring us up to date. And please choose a person who reads his or her A/N mail so we have the news quickly!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2015 at 12:57am

Ian, I couldn't agree with you more.  I'm struck by the courage shown by activists fighting for free expression and rational thinking among oppressive environments and superstitious communities.  These people often face life-threatening conditions, yet they bravely persevere.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2015 at 12:47am

Well, I had my first colonoscopy on Tuesday and the results couldn't be better.  I got a clean bill of health.  No polyps found.  And I don't need another colonoscopy for ten years!

But there's even better news.  Now that my colonoscopy has been completed and no irregularities found, I have the green light to proceed with my kidney transplant.  In fact, just today I was given an actual date for the surgery:  November 12.  I couldn't be happier. 

This has been a long wait, and at times it's so unbelievable what I have been through over the past year.  I'm looking forward to getting over this last bump and being able to enjoy 2016 as a much healthier person.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:42am

"BWAMBALE DEVELOPED A VISION in 2009 to create a community based organization under the name Kasese United Humanist Association to perform humanitarian work – to create jobs, battle injustices and improve lives – and to have the honor to serve the community from which he came. This organization attracted international attention among Humanists and atheists and now runs two school campuses, a free thought library, a plantation, botanical gardens, and is the driving force in bringing about the realization of BiZoHa orphanage - the world's first atheist orphanage."

"The children should be brought up in a way
that they think critically, analyze, discover and explore for themselves. They should also be brought up with love, care, compassion and morally upright.
— Bwambale Robert Musubaho, BiZoHa Humanist Orphanage"

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:36am

I hope this series of photos comes through. The countryside is beautiful. The mines and town is shabby, as one might expect.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:29am
 

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