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Hang With Friends

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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera on Thursday. 3 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

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

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 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

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Comment by A3Kr0n on June 5, 2011 at 12:06pm
PZ Meyers, Dr. L Frank, and aronra will be live in Dublin at 2 PM today on the Magic Sandwich Show
Comment by Brian Wood on May 25, 2011 at 5:48am
I'm glad no fundies got raptured (to my knowledge, anyhow.)  They are grist for my sneering, mocking mill, and without sneering and mocking, I have no personality at all.
Comment by Boo on May 22, 2011 at 11:54pm
Comment by Natalie A Sera on May 22, 2011 at 11:16pm
Well, here's what I'm thinking: I'm REALLY glad the rapture didn't happen, because if ANYONE got raptured, it would have been the Good Christians, not the Crazy ones. You know, the ones who live and let live, and who are humanly friendly and not wanting to convert you. The crazy ones are violating their own stated philosophies every day, and they'd surely not be plucked up. And I'd miss my good Christian friends.
Comment by Rhonda Boyer on May 22, 2011 at 6:32pm
I live in St. Louis, which is a beer town with a baseball problem....wish that was an original, but I did see it on a tee shirt somewhere....
Comment by Rhonda Boyer on May 22, 2011 at 3:23pm

Love the cat pic...Shows that a lot of things are only a matter of perspective. 

Having a good weekend here in Missouri.  Hope everyone else is having a good one as well.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 22, 2011 at 3:15pm

Pretty much, Ian, as long as it shows respect. We're wide open to what's on your mind, Rhonda. I'm sure you have a lot to add. It's as easy as "how did your weekend go?" or have you burst out laughing about a funny LOLcat today? Here's mine...

Comment by Ian Mason on May 22, 2011 at 2:47pm
I know what you mean Rhonda. I feel the same. But I think it's a place where anything goes.
Comment by Rhonda Boyer on May 22, 2011 at 2:19pm

So, I am new to this group.  I read a lot on groups before I comment much.  Like to see how things go, test the waters, so to speak.

If I don't comment much, it isn't that I am not interested.  I am usually just trying to see if I have anything to add.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on May 20, 2011 at 6:03pm
A religious hypocrite (interchangeable) would be right at home and among friends.
 

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