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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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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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 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

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 June 15, 2013 at 11:05pm

Napoleon, Love your Cat Diaries!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 11:03pm

Steph, am I correct, the photo of book reader with cat is Ruth? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 11:02pm

Ian, Hope your tooth repair gets strong, quickly, and you can get back to normal eating and activity soon. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 11:00pm

I've been doing a little experimenting with my Rx's and find the culprit on my "bad days" appears to be glutamine. I have tried it with water, juice, yogurt, and my stomach just goes crazy right after I take it, and it lasts for 24 hours. Anyone else had that problem? I will talk to the dietitian on Monday.   

Comment by Ian Mason on June 15, 2013 at 10:42pm

Personally, Steph, recovering. Had to have the root-tip filling on a tooth re-done on Friday. Not too much discomfort now as I slapped an ice pack on soon after. No exercise or solids for a few days though.

Went to the cinema yesterday evening and saw Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share", which I do heartily recommend. You just have to feel good afterwards.

Joan, I hope you're feeling better. You could polish your head and use it to dazzle people who annoy you. :-D

Comment by Steph S. on June 15, 2013 at 9:25pm

Joan I hope you are feeling better. My thoughts are with you.

Carl thanks for the video.

How is everyone doing?

Comment by Steph S. on June 15, 2013 at 9:24pm

Comment by Lillie on June 15, 2013 at 6:16pm

Napoleon, do you mean that we really don't "own" them but that they simply tolerate us when they choose to do so?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 2:09pm

Had a bad day yesterday, that is all past and I am having a really great day today. I am moving toward robust health. My daughter and I tried on hats the other day and I can't stand them. So far, no one has fainted, seeing my shiny summit!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 2:07pm

Carl, I love that piece from The Music Man, Pick a little. It is perfect for an article I am working on about the whining of the religious fundamentalist who feel picked on. Thanks. 

My goodness, that dance number has so much energy, can't even imagine doing any of those moves. Great music and fun to watch. 

 

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