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.

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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

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

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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 Ian Mason on October 8, 2012 at 10:08am

Just been to a major Edvard Munch exhibition. He actually got (sort of) happy after he got dried out from the booze and spent 8 months at a nerve sanitorium. This is from before though, and more typical of what he's known for.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2012 at 7:40am

Good morning all. Where did you night dreams take you? To places of beauty, I hope. What a transition back to wakefulness. Here is a little song I like to listen to upon waking, Mr. Bill Withers.

'Lovely Day'

Enjoy, have a wonderful day. Keep a song in your heart, and a dance in your step as you go forward. Peace.


Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 6:27am

Good morning everyone!

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 6:26am

Sounds like a wonderful project Patricia.

Wish you the best on your remodeling.

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 12:09am
Patricia - Ruth is right - we would love to see your remodeled house if you would like to share. I hope they get it all fixed up for you.
Joan - yes your story was funny. Thanks for sharing.
Pumpkin - I love it. It's very tasty!
Have a good night! Early day tomorrow.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 7, 2012 at 11:56pm

When you're all done, maybe you can share a picture of your finished remodel, Patricia. I haven't carved a pumpkin for decades. Now it seems like a waste of good food. Pumpkin is one of the low carb vegetables I can eat. But I do appreciate the art, the beauty, and the childhood fun.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2012 at 2:41pm

Steph, truth be told, I can no longer enjoy a nice glass of red wine with dinner. My old body just does not tolerate alcohol and I guess that is caused by diabetes. In any even, I thought it was a funny story.  

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2012 at 2:34pm

Joan your tomatoes sound really wonderful.

As for alcohol I abstain from it. None for me thanks.

Hope you all are doing good today.

You can buy pumpkin carving patterns for the pumpkins.

And a special set of knives to cut the pumpkin with.

It's so much fun - then you can bake the pumpkin seeds after to eat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2012 at 1:05pm

Here in Spokane, WA. we had our first killing frost this year on Oct. 4 and every night since then. I took in my tomatoes yesterday and this morning I tasted a few of the ripe ones and they tasted like tomato alcohol. So, I can eat tomatoes, get really happy and everyone will believe it is because I am such a jolly person.
Funny about alcohol, my Dad didn't drink anything alcoholic and I served a Chinese dinner one night with Longevity Wine, a delicious, sweet, aromatic wine from China and he fell in love with it. He drank many glasses and the old curmudgeon became a really funny man.
My son drinks even one glass of beer and becomes a raging bull.
So much for the power of alcohol.  

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2012 at 11:18am

booklover and Ian - those are great!

Always enjoy coming here to visit with all of you.

Yes, I just love Halloween.

It's my favorite - favorite of all "holidays".


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