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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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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

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 yesterday. 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 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 Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

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Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm

Ruth I love the babies with the day of the week face. Well Friday is almost here! YAY! : )

Melinda, your animals already approve the new bed - nice.

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 5:15pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 11, 2013 at 2:54pm

Thought you'd appreciate this.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 11, 2013 at 1:13pm

A new bed with more room for cats? Bravo! Booklover, we are “real-life” people,  minus the theistic mind poisoning.  Though AN is far superior to Facebook at keeping trolls to a minimum.

My tuxedo cat's black back used to feel rough and have lots of dandruff. Now that she's acclimated to a loving household and lets herself be brush and petted often, her back is shiny and soft.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 11, 2013 at 12:22pm

Hugs back to you, Melinda, and hugs to everyone here!

("To claim your life would have no meaning..." is a keeper, for sure.)

And Steph, I'll have what you're having! :)

Comment by Lillie on April 11, 2013 at 12:01pm

Make mine a double, too.  lol.  When I was a child, my grandmother had bantam hens and she always saved the tiny eggs for me.  I felt very special having my own eggs small like me.

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 11:08am

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 11:06am

oh booklover that is so cute!! Love it.

Hugs to you Melinda.

Group hug for everyone.

Joan I love the chick picture - could you also think about posting it for the Bird group? I think the bird group would love to see it.

Always appreciate your contributions.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 11, 2013 at 6:44am

Joan, I like the Buff-laced Bantam Chick.  Cute and interesting.  

Comment by Ian Mason on April 11, 2013 at 4:17am

Thanks everyone for the posts and pics. Just the ticket for causing a morning smile.

 

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