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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 5 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 7, 2017 at 10:54pm

Exactly my reaction, Lilac! Great video.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 7, 2017 at 7:29pm

I love this kind of creativity.  

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 6, 2017 at 10:38am

Again,

Why should religion in America still get preferential treatment such as religious freedom?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hobby-lobby-artifact-lawsuit_us...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-feds-investigate-hobby-lobby...

The hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby have no boundaries.....

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 4, 2017 at 6:46pm

Ian.

Thank you for your confidence with my expressions in words.

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 4, 2017 at 6:44pm

So Daniel,

The placebo cartoon says if I were a Muslim and did my Salah 5 times a day and still didn't get my 72 virgins, then blowing up an innocent unsuspecting group of  men, women ,and babies will guarantee me my 72 virgins?

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 4, 2017 at 1:42pm

Randy, I didn't know where Honduras was.  Had to look it up in Wikipedia.  They say the crime rate is scary.  

Comment by Ian Mason on July 4, 2017 at 1:05pm

Have a great time with the family, Randy.

Thomas, I think you express yourself well when you post here on AN.

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 4, 2017 at 10:26am

Ian,

A lot times it is a struggle to transfer an idea into English. I do know why it is difficult but I will not explain it here for the world to see. Thank you for showing me the way to do it with the MVA.

BTW..... At risk to look silly, but I do not get it with the placebo cartoon. Can anyone explain the gist of it?

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 4, 2017 at 10:15am

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas on this 4th of July holiday!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 4, 2017 at 6:58am

It's happening: All four of my children, their spouses/girlfriend, and 6 grandchildren have gathered in one place for the week. While not as thrilled as their mother (my ex), I'm pretty happy about seeing all of them. They all get along so well together. Heck, I even get along with my ex!

One "bombshell": my second oldest daughter (age 41) is divorcing her abusive and pathetic (for many reasons) husband. It's about time. 

Despite my large house, nobody is staying with me. They're mostly at the farm (daughter # 3). My son's girlfriend seems nice, although certainly nothing that I expected.

I'm just hangin' around while they all do their thing together. I guess the word is "chillin". Suits me.

PS: Oldest daughter and family live in Honduras, second daughter and son live in Calif. Indiana is home base.

 

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