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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 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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