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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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 on Thursday. 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 Grinning Cat on September 29, 2012 at 10:13pm

Thanks, Tony!

Another in a series of "not photoshopped" sights, and which more directly ignores our tradition of cute kitties: the painted bunting.

(photo by Dan Pancamo on Wikimedia Commons, from flickr)

Comment by Lillie on September 29, 2012 at 5:05pm

Australia has the most amazing things.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 29, 2012 at 11:46am

Good morning. Never heard of a rainbow eucalyptus tree until reading up on koalas and got off on a tangent about eucalyptus, and found them.

Really interesting.

Comment by Stlcharliebrown on September 29, 2012 at 11:39am
Good morning all. New. Just saying hi
Comment by Steph S. on September 29, 2012 at 12:08am
Patricia I'm checking the link to the news story on burglars.
Everyone have a great weekend!
Comment by Steph S. on September 29, 2012 at 12:07am
Wow - all kinds of nice posts here. Love all the cute pictures. Ian love the mouse!
Loren thanks for the avengers movie - I just bought the Avengers Blu-ray today. Patricia love the comic with the kitty on the keyboard and Tony cute animals make me happy too. I always enjoy looking at them. I love all types of animals. Going to check out all the links - Joan and Tony. You guys are the best! So many nice things here.
Group hug!
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 28, 2012 at 11:16pm

Great comments. I'm off to bed with a smile on my face and happy memories of mice on a mouse, the Hulk on silent screen, keyboard technology, a cute kitty, permission to shoot intruders, and good conversation. My contribution for tonight:

Funny cats

Why can't I get the film?

Oh well, one of these will get you there. Good night. 


Comment by Lillie on September 28, 2012 at 8:51pm

I find looking at cute animal pictures definitely improves my attitude (and makes me happy.)  Therefore, I am usually happy when on Hang With Friends.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 28, 2012 at 6:40pm


Looking at cute animal pictures/videos may actually improve your work performance. Article link below.

It definitely improves my outlook on life, if not my work. Makes me happy.


Comment by Lillie on September 28, 2012 at 9:12am

Good one.  It is about atheism.  Proves that all gods invented by people are puny.


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