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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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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

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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Comment by Idaho Spud on September 5, 2017 at 11:34am

When I stepped outside in the dark this morning, my attention was attracted to the full moon being colored orange.  I figured it was because of smoke from the fires around here.

It was confirmed when I went out after sunrise and saw the smoke obscuring the hills.  Not much.  I can't even smell it.  It's nothing compared to Canada and other places, but it's what's happening here.  I took a picture of the moon, but didn't get it.  Took a pix of the hills being obscured with smoke and here it is:

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 5, 2017 at 6:02am

Kathy, I like the prayer & masturbation comparison.  

I also like your daughter story.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 11:32pm
Ian, a friend told me if she had known gkids were this much fun she would have had them first :)

You are in for the best times of your life.
Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2017 at 10:40pm

People tell me that grandchildren are life's dessert, Joan and I'm really looking forward to it.

Well put, Kathy. A vulgar term for someone useless in British English is 'wanker' so it fits very well.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 10:03pm
I remember when my gdaughter was about six. I would be sitting at the computer reading something on Atheist Nexus and she would be standing behind me reading along. I wouldn't notice her until she asked me what a word meant.
I don't know what brought that to mind.
Comment by kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 9:59pm
Joan, you nailed it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 9:45pm

Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.

~ Balzac.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 8:43pm

Agreed.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 4, 2017 at 8:31pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2017 at 7:29pm

The link between hurricanes and climate change

“astounding and astonishing.” “I’ve never seen consistent model output forecasting rainfall amounts of over 30 inches before,” 

~ Dan Satterfield, chief meteorologist with WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md.

“It’s hard, if not impossible, to compare this to any other storm.” “It may stand alone when all is said and done in terms of rainfall.”

~ Eric Fisher, chief meteorologist at WBZ-TV in Boston.

“The environment in which all events occur these days is different, so in fact every storm is different, every event is actually different. It has to be.” “The air, being warmer, means it can also hold more moisture. There’s more moisture in the air, especially coming off of the oceans.”

Kevin Trenberth, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

 

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