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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever yesterday. 37 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

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

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 January 7, 2014 at 12:59am

Il fait plus froid que sorcières tit dans un soutien-gorge en laiton.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 7, 2014 at 12:58am

O, fangkew!  Felaine put sum speshul gushee fud (Sheba) owt 4 me, an' Fred 8 it awl up.  Teh fat blak hawg!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 7, 2014 at 12:28am

Oh, je vous remercie! Je vais devoir marquer cette site.

I avoir un ami qui sait russe, il était un "espion" armée qui écoutait sur ​​leurs émissions de radio pendant la Guerre Froide.

J'aime jouer avec les langues, mais je ne suis couramment l'anglais. Honteux, n'est-ce pas?

Whoopie!  This is so much FUN!  Now, if there was only some way to translate Feline...they do have a large vocabulary of vocalizations...and body language, too.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 7, 2014 at 12:14am

Announcement!  My Little Baby Boy...aka Pumpkin...just turned 15 years old some time this week.  I don't know the exact date, but when I was working part time at the Cat Hotel, one of our regular clients brought in two feral female cats in January 1999. Each had a litter of kittens whose eyes were just starting to open; Pumpkin was the only orange one,and I wanted him.  BUT at that time I had 3 cats and two of them hated the third one.  But for the past 2 1/2 years (and for the rest of his lively life) he's mine!  All mine!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY BOY!

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 6, 2014 at 11:35pm

Thanks for the link, Napoleon. I can still be amazed at the positions cats can get into.

Good one, Ruth. That put a smile on my face too.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 6, 2014 at 8:25pm

The sleep-fu cats are great, Napoleon. Thanks.

This gave me chuckle. Hope you like it too.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2014 at 7:38pm

Oh, Napoléon, Merci de signaler cette URL de Panda. Je veux caresser tous ces chats magnifiques.
PS: I don't remember most of the French language I learned in school...I cheat... use Babelfish to translate for me. But I love those kitties, anyway.  I wanted to pet their silky tummies....

Thank you!

http://www.babelfish.com/

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2014 at 2:32pm

Ew. Carl, I still hear that sometimes.  "Gag me" is another one. 

Sounds like someone who thinks the Kardashians are real people, and wants to be just like them.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 6, 2014 at 2:19pm

This is several years old, but one of the overused phrases that I found to be particularly annoying at the time was......."to die for." 

(Ex: The double-layer chocolate mousse cake was to die for.) 

Augh!!  Like fingernails on a blackboard.  Everything was to die for. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2014 at 2:17pm

What artistry!

What IS it about cats and paper? The big black cat we had back in the '70s and '80s LOVED to pull Kleenex out of the box...not just one tissue, he'd grab each one as it popped up, and yank it out of the box...and shred each one. One time he (must have...we weren't home) grabbed the end of the roll of TP in the back bathroom, and walked, or ran, through the whole house with it.  When we got home, the kitchen, dining room, den, living room, and at least one bedroom had been TP'd.  He was the funniest cat we ever had, and I did the right thing when I named him T. Devil.

Gourd!  I love the silly critters!  (As if you didn't know.)

Some like to sit on paper(s), too.  I've heard someone say if there's nothing in a big room but her cat and a postage stamp, the cal will sit on the stamp. (Hope it's not one of the self-sticking type stamps.  Heh.)

 

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