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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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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 6:44pm

Ian Mason, I am so very sorry to learn of your step-mum and mum doing poorly. My thoughts remain with you. Comfort and peace. 

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 5:25pm

Haha - funny kitty!

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 5:23pm

I would love to see pictures of Buddy Joseph.

Oh yeah Joseph - I posted that lolcat with the laptop computer asking to be fed now. : ) I'm glad you liked it.

I hope your step mom gets better. Sorry to hear the news Ian - you are in our thoughts.

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 19, 2013 at 3:09pm

Hi booklover, The cat is fine!  Hopefully soon I can upload pictures of Buddy.  I do not know how yet, but soon!  I can't wait to introduce a lot of the local felines!!  One you have to see to believe!  This cat is the Pit Bull of cats!!  I swear, this cat is on steroids and to make it even worse, it's a Siamese cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 19, 2013 at 2:51pm

Ian, I'm sorry to hear that! Whatever happens with your step-mum, it's clear that she has your and your family's love and support.

Comment by Joseph Corder on March 19, 2013 at 2:40pm

Hey Chris Breman, the cats outside playing!  I love the pictures of the cats!  My favorite one is the cat that has a knitted hat on.  It says Please make her stop before she knits again!!  I use a lot of the cat pictures as desktop wallpapers!  I also liked the one where the cat is pointing at a laptop comp. and it says Feed me now or this internets thing dies!!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2013 at 2:09pm

Just had a phone call from England. My step-mum has been rushed to hospital, "very poorly", to be put on a ventilator. I may be booking a flight very soon. That's both mums going downhill in a short space of time.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2013 at 12:39pm

Melinda, that cat is DEMONIC! Steph, yours is so superior/scornful in its expression.

Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2013 at 11:44am

I always start to look with suspicion and distrust at people when they don't freak out when an animal is in danger - so thank you, Joseph Corder, I'm happy you care. And glad your cat is all right!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 19, 2013 at 11:26am

Joan, there's not much I can add that hasn't already been said by others:  you're very much appreciated here and fondly thought of.  Consider me as one more person in the chorus.  

I, too, love the pictures of the Auroras.  That has got to be breathtaking to witness in person.  How lucky we are that we're intelligent enough to comprehend and appreciate the endless beauty and wonders that accompany our existence. 

 

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