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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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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 1 hour ago. 20 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 yesterday. 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 Ian Mason on December 5, 2013 at 2:17pm

That is BIG, Felaine.

Reading "The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" just now. Over 200 years old rudeness. Definitions:

Admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so intoxicated that he vomits into the lap af the person opposite.

Vice-admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so drunk that he pisses under the table and into the shoes of his neighbour.

Parties must have been wild back then.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 5, 2013 at 2:02pm

I wish there was some way to show this in every church in America...all at once!

 
Difficult to wrap your mind around this one!!
If You thought you knew what "big" meant, wait till you watch this video with sound.!!
 
  
Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2013 at 1:05am

I like that , Patricia!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2013 at 3:27pm
Comment by Grinning Cat on December 3, 2013 at 5:14pm

Get an image editing program and create / remix your own! (Many of the things I create lean heavily on others' works.)

Ruth and I use Photoshop, but there are many other choices. - GIMP is free! (www.gimp.org)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 3, 2013 at 4:06pm

Mindy, that is a strong presentation of a strong and necessary statement!

Comment by Loren Miller on December 3, 2013 at 4:02pm

Excellent, Mindy!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 3, 2013 at 2:37pm

That one brought forth a smile, Patricia.

True that, Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 3, 2013 at 1:45pm
10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash... 
Now they have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.
 
 
Comment by Loren Miller on December 3, 2013 at 12:03pm

 

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