Hang With Friends

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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.

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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Discussion Forum

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Paula T. on February 12, 2012 at 1:25pm

I'd love to have a button like that, Steph!  I still need to find/buy a Darwin fish for my car....but I'm afraid of offended, persecuted christians ripping the legs off....

Comment by Steph S. on February 12, 2012 at 10:41am

Comment by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ on February 12, 2012 at 3:20am

Thanks for your welcome and advice Kim.  We've already been attacked by some angry magpies while cycling.  There are some dangerous critters here.

Comment by KIM BATEMAN on February 12, 2012 at 2:29am

some beaches will have shark nets to protect the swimmers we have life gaurds /  victoria and newsouth wales are in flood and the bottom of queensland    and queensland have cycones at times

Comment by KIM BATEMAN on February 12, 2012 at 2:25am

lookup on website [1974  flood in brisbane iwas there

Comment by KIM BATEMAN on February 12, 2012 at 2:24am

welcome to my godless country   look up website[[the five fundamentals] imay give a quick view of our  australian consitution   and another one is[ the australian consitutuion]  watch out for redback spiders /dont play with the kangaroos or wild life they either can kill or maim you  /don t go inthe desert   or the bush with  out   people knowing   / ambulance and police phone number is  000 and then they will conect you to where you are  if help is needed / watch our for the jellyfish at beaches   the can kill if stunged if at beach carry abottle of white vinger if stung by jelly fish  pour the vinger onthe stings/get first aid  welcome to australia  oh wear ahat and sunscreen we have ahigh rate of shin cancers here [remember you are in queensland its hot  /brisbane can flood out too

Comment by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ on February 12, 2012 at 1:14am
Our godless boat has made it to Australia. We are currently in Brisbane and will be doing some land travel. We would like to connect with some Hang with Friends here. Send us a message and we 'll try to meetup somewhere along our travels. Cheers!
Comment by Plinius on February 11, 2012 at 11:50am

Thank you Steph and a nice weekend for you too!

Comment by Steph S. on February 11, 2012 at 9:17am

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 8, 2012 at 2:23pm Eddie Izzard on the Bible. Very funny, 2 days left.


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