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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 20 minutes ago. 30 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 Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 7:10pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:38pm

Carl, Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather are great! Such energy!  I wonder what condition their legs and joints were in as they got older? Can't even imagine doing such things with my legs at any time.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:04pm

sk8eycat the Hope and Cagney dance routine is great! Brings back great memories. 

Carl, I like the old timer, "You're the cream in my coffee". My Dad's dance band used to play that when I was very small, before WWII. Dad on sax and clarinet, my uncle on banjo, and others of their buddies played at granges and for school parties. My Dad's name was Jules, and in the second grade they read a book called "Jules the Drake". He became Drake from that day on. His band was Drake and his Ducklings. I gave his sax to my great-granddaughter this spring. She said all the valves work and only needed new pads and a reed. 

Patricia, what a sight, a saddled moose! They can be mean critters. Did you ever see them ridden? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2013 at 5:51pm

Sk8eycat, that's a GREAT clip.  Those two were very talented.  You never really saw Hope dance much....except for the occasion soft shoe.  He really was really a great tap dancer. 

You've reminded me of The Nicholas Brothers.  They are a favorite of mine. 

Watch:  Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 5:48pm

Oh dear! Forgive my typos, please. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 5:47pm

Animals Can Be Jerks - Supercut Compilation 2013!

I know we have seen this before, but I ran across it an want to share a laught with you-all. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 31, 2013 at 5:36pm

I still love seeing GOOD dancers (and Hope did  "moon-walking" before Michael Jackson was even born. Watch carefully.)

James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar's Club
Meeting back when actors were real performers.
Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56.
The year was 1955.


For the young folks, here is something
you’ve probably never seen before and,
unfortunately, you may never see again.

For us older folks, this is the best of the
best, and we had it for many years! This is a side
of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw,
but it shows you their enormous talent. Bob Hope, the
best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly
cast as the bad guy, a gangster in the movies.

Click HERE to watch the video!
Comment by Lillie on August 31, 2013 at 4:35pm

Steph, I used to go shopping on Labor Day but have outgrown that.  Now that school is back in have to really watch the traffic, the cops, the buses and the kids.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2013 at 11:50am

Oh my gosh, Joan.  That is a fantastic video!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 11:05am
 

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