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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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 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

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

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 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

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 11, 2013 at 1:36am

Good morning, Chris.  It's 1:30 AM here in Chicago and I'm just getting ready to crawl into bed.  I'm on some vacation days from work right now and am staying up a bit later than I usually do.  Have a great day.  It's always great to hear from you.  Good night!

Comment by Plinius on October 11, 2013 at 1:20am

Good morning! I'm running around like mad; there seems to be no end to the load of chores. That's why I write a lot less but I come here at least once a day to see how you all are doing. And I'm not complaining; I'm doing more or less the things I want to do - perhaps I want too many things? I'm off for an hour of cat-sitting, then to the market and the rest. Have a nice day!

Comment by Steph S. on October 10, 2013 at 10:17pm

Oh Tony I love that Catmas tree - so cute. How is everyone? 

I love all the posts and pics here. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 10, 2013 at 9:31pm

ROFL What a great collection of images and video today. Thanks everyone. I needed cheering up after the bad climate news.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 10, 2013 at 8:26pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 10, 2013 at 4:50pm

This seems to be the source of the catmas tree:

http://www.usaginingen.com/ under "Graphic & Movie".

Larger picture: http://www.usaginingen.com/wordpress2/wp-content/images/catree.jpg

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 10, 2013 at 3:33pm

Feeding treats to all those Catmas tree kitties would be quite a job!

Comment by Plinius on October 10, 2013 at 7:11am

It's lovely, Tony! Just think of all the purring!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 10, 2013 at 5:51am

This could work equally well as a Halloween or Christmas tree. Your choice.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 9, 2013 at 11:01pm

 

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