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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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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan yesterday. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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

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 Idaho Spud on February 23, 2013 at 10:17am

Thanks G Cat.  I thought I knew all about passwords, but didn't know about the memorable phrase idea.  Sounds like a good way to generate a password that I can remember.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 23, 2013 at 9:18am

You never know what you'll stumble upon when surfing the internet.  I just found two videos of the community band in which I play saxophone.  These were recorded two years ago.  I thought I'd share a little bit of what I do in my free time.  I'm third row on the right, fourth person in.  I hope you enjoy. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 23, 2013 at 8:10am

Good morning! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2013 at 12:47am

Tony CarrollOverview Effect

Patricia, Bria Cox; 

The Flying AtheistNOVA: Earth from Space

bookloverSecular Creed; 

All precious pearls with information and beauty beyond describing. 

Thanks, dear friends. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 23, 2013 at 12:03am

Several people have had problems with posting pictures from webmail such as Yahoo Mail. (The picture that works for you, but not other people, is coming from your private email account.)

The solution is to download the picture to your own computer (right click and "Save picture as..." or something similar), then use that copy in your A|N post. The second button in the toolbar, "Add Image", in the group to the left of bold, italic, etc., lets you browse for a picture on your computer and upload and include it.

Oh, and it doesn't hurt to repeat this advice about passwords: words in a dictionary, including foreign-language dictionaries, are NOT good passwords. Hackers routinely use word lists to guess passwords, and they automatically add variants like "!nc0rrect".

A better tactic is to take letters from a memorable phrase, such as "The Flying Spaghetti Monster likes chocolate chip cookies with extra hot sauce", giving TFSMlcccwehs.

(from Abstruse Goose)

Comment by Steph S. on February 22, 2013 at 10:18pm
Cute pics booklover and Ian. I'm catching up on posts here.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 10:04pm

Sk8eycat, you seem to have a history of not being able to post your cartoons correctly.  You're reminding me of "Uncle Don Reads the Funnies" from radio days.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 10:01pm

Thanks, Ian.  I just read the wiki article and it prompted me to Google "hamsters and chocolate" with the following result:  Feeding hamsters chocolate.   I didn't have dogs or cats in my house as a kid but we always had a collection of gerbils or hamsters, and I knew that I was NOT to feed them chocolate.  I never knew why until today.  Isn't the Interwebs awesome?!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 9:59pm

If you can't see "Senior Brilliance" (yeah...I Copied it from an email, and I DO have Ya-effing-hoo Mail), it's a photo of two white-haired women grinning at each other. 

The caption says, "My memory really sucks,Mildred, so I changed my password to 'incorrect.'  That way, when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me...'Your password is incorrect.' "

I can certainly identify with that! 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 22, 2013 at 9:37pm
 

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