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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 February 1, 2013 at 8:50pm
There is no Z in Boise. A great tour of a beautiful city.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BENdAm8...
Comment by Steph S. on February 1, 2013 at 8:08pm

I appreciate you too Joan. I always love what you have to say.

Thanks for the link of that Cardinal retiring sk8eycat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 1, 2013 at 8:05pm

These cat photos delight and refresh me. I surely do appreciate each one of you. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 1, 2013 at 6:19pm
Finally!  (I didn't know the lying SOB had retired)
 

Cardinal Mahony relieved of duties over handling of abuse

  <SNIP>

Comment by Steph S. on February 1, 2013 at 6:03pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 1, 2013 at 11:09am

Good morning, Steph, and all others here.  Glad to hear you're having a nice sunny Friday.  It's sunny here in Chicago as well with one significant caveat:  it's a very chilly 5-degrees!  Brrrrrrrr.  I'm home cocooning and catching up on my atheist podcasts.   

Comment by Steph S. on February 1, 2013 at 10:53am

oh how cute booklover - love that kitty.

How are you all doing today?

It's a nice sunny day outside. A wonderful Friday.

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2013 at 2:19am

Unbelievable what they can do with their voices, Joan! I only wish the audience soundtrack was left out...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 6:58pm
Deborah Mitchell, Why I Raise My Children Without God.
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-910282

This woman's one statement makes more sense than all the sermons, scriptures, and songs in praise of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent god. Deborah Mitchell, thank you!
Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:04pm

Love all the posts from everyone - I got behind here - reading back a few pages now.

Hope everyone had a good day.

 

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