Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
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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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 15 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 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

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 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

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Comment by Ernest P. Toth on December 27, 2011 at 7:14pm

Get rid-o-the weapons program n' support the dollar with weed sales..

Comment by Donna Inman on December 26, 2011 at 3:25pm

Thank you for the welcome!

Comment by Shel Lynn on December 24, 2011 at 2:08pm

Thank you for inviting me to join this group, Ruth. I'm new to the site & looking forward to participating in some interesting discussions. Happy Winter Solstice all!  =)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2011 at 11:23pm

Conga-rats, Ruth.  Many thanks for creating such a comfy place to hang out.

I'd like to offer you a cuppa tea, but I don't think there's any way to do it electronically. 

I'm trying a new one tonight; Darjeeling Wood Smoke, nice and delicate (doesn't knock your sox off like other "smoky" teas do), and you can get two infusions out of 1 cup worth of leaves. (I like loose teas when I'm not feeling lazy, so I have several kinds of infusers and DIY tea bags. It's turned into a hobby.) 

Comment by Steph S. on December 23, 2011 at 7:58pm
That's great news Ruth! Let's celebrate!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 23, 2011 at 7:29pm

Horray! Horray! We've passed the 600 member mark! Thanks, all. You're great.

Comment by Steph S. on December 23, 2011 at 4:38pm

Comment by dr kellie on December 23, 2011 at 2:54pm

Bill Gates didn't write it, Charles Sykes did.  It's just an internet urban legend.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on December 23, 2011 at 2:39pm

The only thing I can't figure out is why all the "Ns" are backward! Didn't he learn THAT in school????? :-)

Comment by Sandi on December 23, 2011 at 2:31pm

Sometimes, there is just no arguing with this guy.


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