Information

Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
Members: 877
Latest Activity: 9 minutes ago

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.

A comment is a shout-out, which will get lost in a few days, because the comment wall is just a random stack.

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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Hang With Friends to add comments!

Comment by Chris 9 minutes ago

As Atheists how do we grieve.

Just like everyone else does.

Comment by Loren Miller 43 minutes ago

That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro.

Comment by Plinius 50 minutes ago

(Sloppy reading!)

So sorry for your loss, Daniel! But think of all that Baigou and you have shared and given to each other. The world would be a sorry place if we stopped loving because of the pain. Take some time off to remember Baigou.

Comment by Idaho Spud 1 hour ago

Actually, people could make life a lot more fair if they wanted to.  And just to be clear, I'm not talking about you atheist peeps.

Comment by Idaho Spud 1 hour ago

Daniel, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Comment by Idaho Spud 1 hour ago

It seems most of you peeps are younger than me, but have more physical problems than me.  Not fair is it?  

The response to that sentence is usually "Who said life is fair?"  Well, not me.  But it should be.  If there were a loving god, it would be.  People could make life a little more fair if they wanted to.

Comment by Plinius 1 hour ago

Nice way to make contact!

Comment by Chris 2 hours ago

I started using treking poles to walk. It helps me excercise. The treking poles excercize my upper torso sholders and back as well.

What I find is walking along flat ground with the trecking poles helps.

My neighbors look at me wierd  for using the treking poles.

That's okay.

The good thing about it is the treking poles only cost about $35 and I get to know the neighbors.

Comment by Daniel W 2 hours ago

Plinius, I hope your knees get some relief!  This aging thing is tough!

On the marijuana issue, with decriminalized pot in my state I gave a try with some edibles.  The hope was for relief from so much pain and stiffness that I feel every day.  I tried several doses.  I experienced all of the side effects from Joan's list, and none of the benefits.   I didn't like feeling dopey, spacey, clumsy, sleepy, and there wasn't that much pain relief.  Different people are affected differently by medications and other substances, so I don't take that as a blanket condemnation of marijuana, but I wont be trying it again.  Didn't like it at all.  That was both the THC and CBD versions.  Joan, I also have informally seen what you describe, as negative effects of marijuana on young men's brains and I suspect young women's.  Still, I support decriminalization.  It is not as harmful as alcohol in the scheme of things.  The main gateway drugs to heroin, these days, is oxycodone, hydrocodone, and other prescription opiates.  That is why Everett WA is suing Purdue-Pharma for their role in the oxycontin epidemic.

By the way, I lost a dog yesterday.  Baigou was suffering so bad.  I cried after I buried him.  There is still Charlie.  After him I don't know if I will get another one.  It's too hard at the end.

Comment by Randall Smith 3 hours ago

I don't do marijuana, but I do enjoy a glass of wine every day. "They" say one glass is beneficial to one's health because of resveritrol found in grapes (and other fruits). For me, sitting down about 5 o'clock with a glass of wine and a piece of cheese is a good way to relax, reflect, and think about supper.

 

Members (877)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service