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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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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 11 hours ago. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 5:34pm

I agree sk8eycat - it is silly once you see it from the outside looking in.

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 5:33pm

Those are both great I laughed Ian and bookover!!

And Spud I will call you friend. : )

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 5:32pm

Ok Spud - I often wonder what people prefer to be called. So Spud it is - thanks for telling me.

So nice to see you here today.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 25, 2012 at 5:05pm

I just wonder why those preying praying men don't seem to have any idea how silly they look in that position.

And one of my favorite quotes is Gore Vidal's "CHRISTIANITY IS SUCH A SILLY RELIGION."  When you look at it from the outside, it really IS.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2012 at 3:47pm

@sk8eycat, In my humble opinion, it is all theater! Put on a good show and then ... I do over-state my position. However, I have never been hurt by a stranger, but I have been hurt by religious family members.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 25, 2012 at 1:48pm

There's always someone who's worse off.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 1:13pm

Steph, I've noticed you and Joan call me Idaho Spud, and I've been wondering why because is sounds so very formal to me.  I also wonder if you want me to call you by your full name.  If so I will.

Personally, I prefer to be called Spud.  When I was on the real-time chat in "Life After Mormonism", some people called me Spud, some Idaho, and some IS.  I didn't like IS because I often confused it with the word "is", which often was capitalized for emphasis.  I like Idaho a little, but just like the sound of Spud the best.

However, you can call me whatever you're comfortable with :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 1:04pm

Glad your feeling better Booklover, and I got some smiles from your Cat Mix and Vampire pictures :)

Patricia, that's one of my mottos also.

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 12:58pm

Patricia that is so true! Thanks for posting that quote

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 25, 2012 at 11:18am

Thanks for the Meow Mix cat and vampire skills chuckles, booklover.

We’ll miss Chris.

I haven’t decorated, just bought candy.

Yes, you’re seductive enough, Steph. *snort*

Our new TV was just delivered. The old one died just before the 3rd debate.

Have a good day, All!

 

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