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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 39 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

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

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 Daniel Wachenheim on September 13, 2016 at 9:32am
Loren, cute web page.
I've been re-watching the BBC/HBO series "Rome". A portrayed, Julius Caesar was rich, narcissistic, lacking empathy, bombastic, manipulative, made things up as he went along, loved by the masses, saw enemies everywhere, put on a big show for the hoi pilloi, brutal with those who criticized him... and Was the end of the Roman Republic. With and after Caesar, Rome was a dictatorship. I wonder if that's where we will head. Of course, Ceasar's final speech in the Senate didn't go to well for him.
Comment by Loren Miller on September 13, 2016 at 7:13am

The link still works for me, Idaho ... though the result isn't quite what one might expect!  Anyone else?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 13, 2016 at 7:06am

My system can't find that post Loren.  I tried several places Google referred me to, and no luck.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 13, 2016 at 6:02am

Okay, enough amusement!  Time for SERIOUS stuff.  Did you realize there are 25 Logical Reasons to Vote for Donald Trump?  You DIDN'T???  Well, then, you should clearly click on the link above and find these out!

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 13, 2016 at 12:38am

Qiana, Ruth, nothing wrong with being easily amused!

(Great pictures!)

Ruth, a "Fresh Air" episode I heard today (Monday) in the car brought to mind what you said about your cats hiding in the basement when the smoke alarm sounds, and that in a fire you'd have no time to save them.

Terry Gross interviewed Sarah Ellis, author of The Trainable Cat, which made me think "what if her cats could learn to endure that particular horrible noise, and go instead to the door, or into their carriers!"

Listen, or read the transcript, at NPR's site: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=4932...

(Torrey Wiley / Flickr)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2016 at 11:11pm

Good point about simple things being the most fun, Qiana-Maieev.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 12, 2016 at 10:44pm
I love the dog chasing its tail.
Comment by Qiana-Maieev on September 12, 2016 at 6:23pm

Better go shopping.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2016 at 6:20pm

Another dog lol.

from cheezburger (yeah, I'm awake now and can type again)

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on September 12, 2016 at 6:06pm

Yes, but sometimes its the simple which is the most fun.

 

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