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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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 25 minutes ago. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 10:16pm

Oh I love black cats booklover - thanks!

Oh booklover - you found that cat mocking me pic!

I love that one!

I have been using it. We must be thinking alike or something, : )

Comment by Steph S. on October 3, 2012 at 6:20am

Oh how beautiful Patricia!

I love that picture of the stream and flowers.

Morning everyone - about to leave for work and school.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 2, 2012 at 11:08pm

Thanks, everyone, for a great start to the day. I always come here first and you never let me down - there's always something to make me smile. 

Stealing the "steering cat".

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 2, 2012 at 10:54pm

sk8eycat, my cousin and his wife lived in a condo in Northridge; they jumped out of bed and ran for the stairs to escape the building and the stairs vanished into a heap. They fell to the first floor. The next day they found all their china and crystal broken and a very valuable antique clock on top of the china closet fell onto a fluffy sofa and not even a scratch. 

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 8:23pm

Grumpy cat is grumpy.

That's a really funny one booklover.

You are finding great pictures booklover - LOL.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:57pm

Patricia love the picture of your renovation supervisor.

Those National Blasphemy photos are great!!

What a great day we can celebrate.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:56pm

Tony I love the quote you posted and the cat and the trees picture - so lovely.

Booklover love the dog and puppy photo. I just love coming here and looking at all the posts and pictures.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:51pm

Ruth I love that picture you posted with the dogs and kitties.

Great quote Loren - I agree.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:50pm

Chris that's the funniest picture! Love it!

Booklover that cat looks so hungry.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:48pm

Yes Ruth - I am not liking the new format much at all. I used to go to the site daily - but now I just go whenever I think about it. I feel lost there now.

I wonder if there is a place to complain about that image Ruth. Maybe we should send a message to the webmaster about that picture.

 

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