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Religious fundamentalists and many of today’s atheists share the same approach to texts. They read...
HippieChick58 comments on May 4, 2019:
The issue is with what is the objective of the person doing the interpreting.What is the motive of the priest who tell you that you can't read it because you aren't holy or learned enough, but it means what I say it means, as I am holy and learned. And it means you bow to me and do what I say, and give me your money and your goods. So that gets a NO from me.
I've been attending AA meetings for some 8 months now. The organization itself claims to be neutral...
HippieChick58 comments on May 4, 2019:
I am active with a Humanists group, and several of our members are active with a program called Smart Recovery https://www.smartrecovery.org/ It is a secular organization, and very sucessful in treating addictions of all types.
"Why 30 Minutes of Nature a Day Is So Good for Your Health" "Science is showing how immersion in ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 4, 2019:
All doctors should prescribe a 30 minute daily walk in the woods, or at least a park.
Monitoring =/= freedom of speech
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
Big Brother....
A significant shift for me… I used to do a lot of crafting and art, very adept with my hands, ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
The ornaments are cute, you did a good job. I'm glad you're doing things because it makes you feel good. It's healthy! My sister gets hung up on perfection (we both quilt). I tell her I just want the finished product, and if it is not perfect it is still keeping me warm. And it is still pretty. And I'm not perfect. I am in it for the enjoyment it brings me, especially the part of having it done. My sister is actually my BFF. She's not at all critical of me, nor I of her, it is just the different ways we approach things.
Addiction Treatment
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
I have friends involved with Smart Recovery, they tell me it has much better results than AA or any Step type programs.
What is worse?
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
Cheating and lying are both evading the truth. I don't see much difference. I don't want either one in my life. The Catholic church had a few things right, there are "sins" of omission and "sins" of commission. Both are not behavior I want to put up with.
Im ready to run, leave everything i own and just get the hell out of dodge. alot of what i deal ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
I have felt that way more than once. I even started driving a time or two. Hang in there, it will get better.
The only coffee makers I need.
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
Cool!! I sometimes cold brew coffee, mostly I buy coffee concentrate from Trader Joe's.
2 is my favorite, what is yours?
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
I have the ceiling fan on, and a white noise machine. I do have a salt lamp on in the bedroom as well. No TV in my bedroom. Bedroom is for sleep, reading, and I seem to remember something else but it's been a while.
One phone in the entire house, mounted on the wall. That thing wasn't moving or going anywhere and ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
And no privacy, our phone was in the dining room, right next to the kitchen and the living room.
Catholic Church Sends $1.7 Million to Hackers
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
Sucks to be them!
At the risk of boring everyone with more of my flowers - here are a few more shots taken after this ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
Very nice. I don't think I'd ever get bored looking at pictures of flowers.
What is your favorite fruit and why ?
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
I can't choose just one, I don't feel so strongly about anything to declare it a favorite. Except chocolate, and I suppose you could call chocolate a fruit, so that is my favorite.
I am begining to think that some on this site are more close minded , fanatical and dogmatic than ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
The reality is we're all people. And people are ____________. People are horrible and people are wonderful, and everything in between. Just because we're atheist/agnostic/humanist/freethinkers/skeptics etc. doesn't mean we're better or worse than the general population of the world.
A man contacted me after about a month. He didn't like something I said a month ago and went off ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 3, 2019:
I'd say he has shown his true colors and leopards don't change their spots. Of for that matter, jaguars, cheetahs, or lynx. The reality is he is a condescending judgmental ignoramus. A. you CAN do better, and B. you aren't that desperate, ever. Just tell him "Bye Felecia."
Chewbacca has died. The actor who played Chewbacca passed away at 74
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
I saw a reference to that on FB. How sad.
Wow!! I did not know this, did you?
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
Way cool!
Well I never, have you?
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
Wow!! An Emphysema starter kit!! Never saw that when I was growing up.
Possible, very possible:
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
That sounds fair.
It may be time for some to turn the Trump soap opera off. I have had to do that on a couple of ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
I cut the cable during the Iowa Primary. I live in Nebraska but right on the border with Iowa. I looked at the TV one evening and saw Ted Cruz in my living room. Nope,t that has got to go! I don't miss having cable. When I want to watch TV I have a Roku.
Today’s small assortment.
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
Fabulous, every one of them!
I just had to share this.....
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
That is so me!! I love being Grammy!
If you drink Alcohol... there will be Nights like this...
HippieChick58 comments on May 2, 2019:
I once was out with a friend who is legally blind, he has some vision. The carpet on the stairs was like this. I was sober, I didn't think either one of us were going to survive those stairs. Who does that in a public space. The place is closed now, hmmmm. This is a fun carpet to do with small children, you can tell when they become aware of their environment. Smaller kids don't notice, older kids will proceed with caution.
It's spring, so do your springing!
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
LOL!! I did laugh out loud!
BenMaxwell. Just gives me the heebie jeebies and he's following. I seem to only ever get the creeps ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
I'm loving the flat top haircut, and the Papa Bear T shirt. He's from Virginia Beach, and with the haircut I'm thinking he's military.
Here's a photo of one of my son's 4 cats, Leia. She's so beautiful just had to share it.
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
I love Siamese kitties, so inscrutable.
It could also very likely just be me.. But it feels like most ladies i talk to during dating are ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
Ya know, by the time you've reached your age you've put a few miles on, done some stuff and forgotten about half of it. You're not going to get someone's life story in a first date. Don't rush it, and enjoy the process.
Jeepers . I’ve only been on this site for a couple of months but dang! At least there were some ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
Just remember we're a microcosm of life, and some days are like that. Just hang on, there will be more good stuff showing up.
Remember Pixy Stix? 😊
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
Oh, gosh yes. Pure sugar with flavors. No wonder so many Americans are diabetics.
Distance yourself from people you talk to on line for a short time an then the M word comes out ...
HippieChick58 comments on May 1, 2019:
I've had guys pop the question or make declarations within days of online conversations, when we've never met in person. Just no, nope, never. I am upfront with them, no declarations of any sort that are not in person. No talk of a future until we've met face to face. Thank goodness they think we're stupid, it gets the BS out of the way quickly and we can go on with our lives.
Poor pretty cat😹
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Poor baby! That's so undignified.
Apparently if you block from a member's page you have options now. You can block by days or weeks...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
That is WAY COOL!!
First asparagus...so tasty! Haven't been able to get out and a few got too large, but I ate 'em ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I love asparagus! If I were younger I'd plant some in my yard.
What weird hobbies do you have?
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I have a worm box. I feed worms so I can use the worm castings in my garden. Gardeners find it cool even if they wouldn't do it. Non gardeners just find it weird :) I've had the box about 4 years, maybe longer.
Don't say a word ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
That is kitty abuse!!
Another first and last date. Want to hear about it? The guy seemed like a bit of a narcissist in our...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Yeah, he doesn't seem to have had your best interests at heart. I think he was borderline rude, if not totally rude.
This made me laugh...out loud. :)
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I often wake up to a kitty snuggling next to me. Oh, I had that when I was married too. My ex never wanted or allowed contact while he was sleeping, no cuddling no touching. I and my cat had my third of the King size bed, he had his third and the middle was literally uninhabited.
I have no faith in god(s). Im loosing faith in humans. Im having trouble finding people to connect ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Turns out my knowledge of Ohio is deficient. However, I included the whole state. I found my local Humanist group, and then the American Humanist Association website. From the website you can find chapters in your area: https://americanhumanist.org/get-involved/find-or-start-a-chapter/ I have been active with my local chapter for almost 3 years I think. They are an awesome group of folks and we have great conversations, do some public good, and it is so good to spend time with like minded adults. So check out the link, see if there is anything near you. Also try Meet Up, you might find groups of non believers that way. Omaha (my city) had a Meet Up group called REASON, and I think that stands for Rationalists, Empiricists, And Skeptics Of Nebraska. Many members of REASON are also members of the Humanist group. Don't give up, there are others out there, sometimes you just have to hunt them down.
Who is participating in World Naked Gardening Day? [wngd.org]
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Um, no. I don't need neighbors with pitchforks coming after me.
Chinese authorities blow up Christian megachurch with dynamite | The Independent
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
This is like my dream come true.
WHIPPERSNAPPER. - Noun...a young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
My grandmother used that term frequently.
Kool-aid anyone?
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
love it!
trumism is ignorant and gross.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Except they never get full, they just keep on spewing and refilling.
Thanks? I'll pass.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
OH gross!
Today's troll (on another site) claimed that he had just retired as a 2 star general. His first ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
SMH
my wife & i are not hoarders but b/c of many moves around the country & 3 1/2 yrs in germany we have...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Donate them without opening to what ever organization will take them, Goodwill as a last resort. It is so freeing to be rid of "stuff".
Trump has passed the 10,000 mark for number of falsehoods. We should start a pool to see what the ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I don't want to even think of a possible second inauguration. I don't think the nation could handle much more of his BS.
What is with this Atheist/Agnostic divide stuff lately. It sounds like Catholic/Protestant, ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I was blissfully unaware of a Atheist/Agnostic divide. Call me what you want, just don't call me late for supper. I am going to try not to get hung up on semantics.
Anxiety comes and goes. I have days when I feel fine. I have days when I feel fearful, for no ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
ALL THE TIME
HANSERDISE - Verb.... 1. politics, to prove that (a member of parliament) has changed his or her ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I have never heard of that word before, cool!
I'm sure I only need one guess... [blogs.edweek.org] I'm detecting a pattern here (sarcasm)
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Trouble is, most of his supporters are racist as well. He is just feeding the fire.
My cousin's daughter is graduating college in May. I went to her high school graduation and her ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I would tell your mom that if she is embarrassed that is her choice, you're a grown ass woman and can make your own decisions. It no longer reflects on her upbringing of you. Can we say "emotional blackmail?" Don't fall for it. I tend to agree with your therapist, but then I've had different life experiences than you have had, I have pretty much done that. What is the worst that will happen if you don't go? If that happens can you live with it? Only you can make that decision, and when you do, do what is best for you. You have to be your advocate.
Something to consider this morning:
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I used to have a golden, and we joked that if you tossed his kong he'd lead you to the silver.
2019 growing season is officially here:):) First of many, an Asclepias tuberosa seedling, better ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
How exciting!
A few days ago I posted about joining a dating site that sounds like a part in a door that helps it ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That is pretty close to what I found last time I was on a dating site. Just so not worth my time.
Classy, huh?
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Jackie. And Franklin ought to remember her. But Mealy Mouth, no class, no morals, no style, no beauty, no personality, and obviously no taste.
Ive talked with at least a dozen people that are traditional Republicans and who voted for Trump ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
YAY!
My place, across the street is the court house and white and pink dogwood. I love that tree!
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
So pretty!! I love the pink dogwood. I love spring!
Today, my 96 yr old neighbor died. We sat by her bed for 3 days, giving her support as she left this...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Fareed: America is tired of the circus of Donald Trump [cnn.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Oh dear god yes, thinking people have been sick of the BS for ages.
Trump’s sleazy reelection campaign is stealing millions of his donors’ dollars for his — and ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
There is nothing he does any more that shocks me, he just keeps digging deeper.
Planted last year in a tiny area I have behind my place. Bleeding heart, Foam flower, And Phlox
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I love Bleeding Heart. I used to call it "a liberal plant" and my ex would get angry. He was so Republican and had no sense of humor. But I still love Bleeding Hearts, I need to plant some.
I installed Ollas in seven tubs this afternoon. My tomatoes are going to be happy!
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Very cool!
[yahoo.com] Trump renacts Paris terror attackswith shootng gesture at NRA Conference.He then ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
He is getting more dangerous every day.
Here in Florida, we will have our first 90 degree day this week. That means hot and humid weather ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I feel your pain. The house we lived in when I grew up did not have AC. June through August can be hot and humid in the Great Plains. When I was little it didn't matter. Now, I can't sleep if it is too hot. Gotta have my AC.
handy dandy stain removal guide. g
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Hard time for as long as he has left!
Not really gardening focused. But close. We grew some bottle gourds last year for fun. The vines ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
My concern is that the fabric strips will age rapidly. But until that happens, that looks so cool! I love watching the birds.
One day, somebody will be 100% honest with youπŸ€—
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Sounds good, but I really have my doubts.
Does anyone have a worm bin? I have one that I have been keeping in the kitchen. It amazingly has no...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I have a worm bin. It was in the kitchen but it got infested with fruit flies last fall, so it got moved to the garage. Then when it got REALLY cold I moved it into the basement. I will be moving it back to the garage soon. I love it, I switch it out about twice a year. Mine is only two bins, top and bottom; made out of plastic storage containers with lots of holes drilled in the right places. I will add the castings in the bottom bin to the garden soon, and then fill it with damp shredded newspaper. Then it will become the top bin where I add the kitchen scraps. The worm will travel to the top bin when they are finished with the bottom bin. I find it fascinating!
These are from the 1950s, who knows what they are?
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
That is a creamer and sugar bowl in front, and my guess is teapot in back. I love it! Very chic!
Is there anything in your life (besides religion) that you have completely changed your opinion ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Way back when I was not accepting of anything besides Male and Female, and there were no lines to be crossed and no blending to be done. I realize that is what I was taught by society, and what I saw. I lived around some really homophobic people. When I was in the Army, getting into a much bigger world was very awakening, and my journey has continued. I have learned to meet people where they are, not where I think they should be. Everyone has their own journey.
What's your opinion on this chandelier, from back in the day? πŸ€”
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I think with the right "medication" that could be really awesome!
i just need to vent, i have been attempting to meet people on a dating site, POF, i have a profile, ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Just FYI, Austin has at least two chapters affiliated with the American Humanist Association. https://americanhumanist.org/get-involved/find-or-start-a-chapter/ Check it out, you might meet more like minded people, and maybe even someone special. I've made some very good friends through my local chapter.
i just need to vent, i have been attempting to meet people on a dating site, POF, i have a profile, ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
It seems that so many people just want a feel good theology that they expect you to go along with. Nope, if it doesn't make sense I want no part of it. No magical thinking. Give me reality, far less disappointing.
Roses are .... pink, yellow & wild .... oh my 😊❀
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Beautiful!!
Donald Trump is a racist.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I have no words, just no words. He just keeps getting worse no polish, no manners, no morals, no humanity.
Maybe this should have been done to the White House 😊
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Nah, not just the WH, the whole Rethuglican party as well.
Online dating is a cash grab an your odds of finding true love are the same as plus or minus ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
That is pretty much my experience.
A great love song. Ben Folds - The Luckiest. [youtube.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
This is beautiful!
Evening all.I'm in my mid 60s an have become disinchanted with the whole dating scene.Also the fact ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I live in a conservative state where most folks claim to be xian, even if they don't act it or attend church regularly. More of an xian by default status. I gave up on the dating scene, just too many scammers out there.
Which came first... the fork or the spoon?
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
LOL!!
This is something I had to do today. I have been in denial about it... trying to find the good... ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
That takes strength, good on you.
Got a new tee shirt...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
The date on that photo is over 6 months ago. How "new" is this shirt?
These were on my Facebook feed and were too good not to share, imho
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I gotta tell ya, I spent several years in Germany, and some of the gals at the beach wore what they wanted to. If you're comfortable enough with your body to wear that bikini, go for it. I'm probably not going to do that, but I will salute you for doing it.
Trump Prays His Judges Will Keep Tax Returns Secret [thedailybeast.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
When he releases his tax returns he will loose his fan base because he's really broke.
When down is up or alternative facts.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Gosh, haven't heard that name in ages.
What a surprise! The same man who supported anti-vaxxers and claim it caused autism is now telling ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Ya gotta wonder if he works hard to be so ignorant.
[facebook.com] Compliance reviews by appointment only.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Well, Mother Nature out here in Nebraska needs to warm it up a bit. The grandbabies, my girls, and I went for a walk today, and we cut it short because we were worried about the grands getting too cold. Forecast was to get to 60° and then drop after lunch. I don't think it got to 48° and the wind was blowing. Definitely a day for many layers. I had thought about getting my garden planted today, but that is going to wait.
Linda's back from the public library book sale. She handed me this. A subtle "wifley" hint?
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
You've got a good partner.
Hi still busy moving fellow Hippies. Just saying hi and I'll be back posting tomorrow.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Good luck and don't work too hard!
Bracing for another 4 to 8 inches of snow here. While I will enjoy the temporary magical ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
The high was supposed to be 60° by noon and then temps were supposed to fall. It didn't get above 48° today before the temps started to fall. Our late morning walk with grandchildren was breezy and just too cold. I had hoped to shop for the plants for the garden, but not this week.
Happy Saturday everyone. Still busy moving. Not posting until tomorrow. Have a good day everyone.
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Be careful, moves are stressful. Make sure you get enough rest.
A few pictures of what is blooming in my garden
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Beautiful!!
Ours just snore:
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I've never noticed my cats snoring. They never complain that I snore either.
Trump is facing impeachment. The NRA is facing bankruptcy. It’s a good day in America ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
The outlook is far less grim. I love the news from the NRA!
Kafirah removed one of my "Testing Posts" and when I went into email tonight I found this. ...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Thanks for posting!
Daaaamn Grandpa..
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Probably some other things we don't wanna know about too.
I've been discovering new muscles to ache. I had a magnificent, 40 foot high, Norfolk Island Pine in...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Wow, it really wanted to hang on!
I came around the curve on Rt 88 south and saw a dark pile of something on the side of the road. As...
HippieChick58 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Ewwww, nature at it's finest!

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This is the current male love of my life, he's 8 months old and soon will call me Grammy.
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