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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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever on Tuesday. 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 Plinius on April 28, 2016 at 12:47am

That is a wonderful farm, Randall!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2016 at 11:37pm

Randy, I just looked at Silverthorn Farms site, again, and this time went through the photo album. What a remarkable family you have! I can't even imagine the amount of work it takes to raise all those vegetables, pigs, chickens, and those sweet youngsters. Your daughter's busy life and gentle nature must make you very proud

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 27, 2016 at 11:11pm

No idea, Ian. Never thought about it.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 27, 2016 at 11:05pm

I agree. Qiana-Maieev.

By the way, that's an unusual name you have. Would you tell us about its origin?

Comment by Ian Mason on April 27, 2016 at 11:02pm

Is this it? Just looking makes me hungry.

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 27, 2016 at 6:04pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 26, 2016 at 10:31pm

Randall, it's great to hear about your "kids" grand opening of  Silverthorn Farm Garden Shop.

I was sorry to hear that Bernie did so poorly on super Tues.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 26, 2016 at 10:52am

Joan - no apology needed.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 26, 2016 at 10:17am

I fouind them on google,.  My wife and I used to do that, but not on such a large scale.  We sold at the local farmers market.  It's a lot of hard work, and we enjoyed it, until we got too old to handle that much physical work,.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2016 at 8:51am

Randy, the link failed for me, too.  I will search for their newsletter in my mail. 

I enjoy reading their posts and wish them great success!

 

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