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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W 20 hours ago. 10 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

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud yesterday. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Jul 20. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 23, 2016 at 5:12pm

Just curious if anybody else here is experiencing this same technical email problem as I am....

My notification emails from A/N have always included clickable hyperlinks to the the posted messages and groups.  Suddenly that's no longer happening.  I am having to copy and paste the link from the email. 

My email settings for A/N and my personal email have not changed.  Additionally, emails I receive from all other sources do not have this problem.  Anyone else?  

Comment by k.h. ky on January 22, 2016 at 3:55pm
Joan, thanks for the well wishes.

Carl, good to know you are still around : )

Kelly, it is terrible that many gays are killed, in some countries and imprisoned in others, simple for being gay. And it's almost always because of someone's idea of their damned religion.

Uganda has been taken over by christianity and have become as batshit crazy as other religious countries.
Which is only one of the reasons I really despise religion. The appear to be evil.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2016 at 2:25pm

Carl, thank you for the beautiful Blooming Flowers, by photographer Michel Pepe. I searched his name and find Michel Pepe very nice sounds and images for when I want to just lay back and experience the feelings they evoke.

"80", isn't that a lovely sound?! I like being 80 and surrounded by so many loving family and friends. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2016 at 1:11pm

Carl, thank you for the beautiful Blooming Flowers! Especially nice as we go through the snow-bitter-dry-cold, rain-bitter-wet-cold season. Just now rain, the trees lost their pretty white dresses, the sewage drain field has patches of grass showing through. Wild turkeys like to come there and scratch for seeds. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2016 at 9:04pm

Kathy, you asked a while ago if heating deli meats was to kill germs.  Yes, that is the reason.  Listeria thrives at cold temperatures and can cause havoc with transplant patients who are on immune-suppressing drugs.  I need to heat any deli meats and cheeses.  Sorry for the delayed response.

Ian, I really enjoyed your poem.  Very creative and thoughtful.  Thanks for taking the time to translate and share with us.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2016 at 8:52pm

Ruth, I'm certainly glad to hear your procedure went well.  Happy healing!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2016 at 8:30pm

Joan, Happy Birthday!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2016 at 6:06pm

Randy, Kelly, Grinning Cat, Ian, Loren, Kathy from Ky, Ruth, and Berthold, thank you for your greetings and for joining me in celebrating my 80th birthday. I am so very content in my new home and joining with my family in their daily lives. 

My wish for each of you is the best tasting food, the most beautiful sights, simply delightful aromas, inspiring sounds and feelings overflowing with laughter and love. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 21, 2016 at 12:03pm

Happy birthday, Joan, and Ruth, get better fast!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 21, 2016 at 11:58am

That's sweet, thanks Joan and Plinius. Thanks! I can type with this board attached to my right wrist, but it takes me three times longer. So I won't be a verbose as usual.

 

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