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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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punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 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 Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 21, 2014 at 4:24pm

Comment by sk8eycat on October 21, 2014 at 11:13am

Chris, the water (and foreclosure) situation in the Reno area is actually much worse than it is near Vegas.  Add to that the people who are out of work, many of whom have movrd into vacant houses with no poer or water, and you have a disaster in the making.

The main thing is that this is ALL desert, or semi-desert, and should never have been developed.

We are overbreeding, and certain people are making billions from our stubborn refusal to limit family size.

Abortion, tubal ligation, and The Pill(s) are all blessings.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2014 at 10:44am

The self-fed cats made me smile Mindy.  I'm keeping it.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 21, 2014 at 7:50am

I remember the Lego museum when I was in Denmark years ago. I was not impressed. My grandson received 4-5 different boxes of Legos for his 5th birthday last week--none from me. I kept the Shell connection to myself.

Comment by Plinius on October 21, 2014 at 1:59am

Stunning pictures, Felaine, thanks!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 21, 2014 at 12:39am

I have often wished that Lego would take their plastic blocks and dum them into the nearest dumpster.  I have rarely seen anything so tacky in my life.  and a total waste of petroleum derivatives.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 20, 2014 at 11:49pm

Sorry, "in" Las Vegas. An edit function would be nice.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 20, 2014 at 11:48pm

The T-shirt was bought at The Globe, Nick. There's also a white one with red splatter and the text "Out, out damned spot!" for women.

One of my nephews was is Las Vegas earlier this year and came back with some shocking photos of how low the water level was behind the dam. Sad that the enviroment is treated so badly. One good point, here in Denmark is that, after a huge campaign and petition, Lego will now not renew its contract with Shell, one of the companies trying to find oil in the Arctic.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2014 at 4:07pm

Mindy, I was able to copy your most recent photo. The others, I have not. I can tell by reactions that you are up to your usual excellent picks of cartoons and good pictures or comments. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2014 at 3:19pm

Thanks for the lead to Barbara Ehrenreich nee book, Living with a wild God. she is so insightful and helped women understand how the patriarchal system works against women.   

Thanks to all with the nice comments about my writing. It helps me get clarity in my own thinking. I hope it clarified others. Even if I am "biased". 

Randy, we are a nice group of feminist women and men in this group. I value the comments of all, even the ones that seem to not "get it" yet. Well, they are learning not to mess with fine, critical thinking women.

 

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