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

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 Pamela on November 3, 2012 at 5:42pm

Mmmm, those roasted veggies look good.  We just got our power back Thursday (here in Jersey) and internet today.  Hopefully the supermarket will be restocked when we go tomorrow.  I could go for some nice roasted veggies!  Or a big pot of yummy veggie soup.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 3, 2012 at 2:24pm

Love the cats, Steph. Thanks.

Great to be reminded of all the good things of the season, Flying Atheist. Doesn't look that different from Denmark in landscape or cuisine.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 3, 2012 at 11:42am

Love the group hug, Steph.  Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 11:01am

I just made this Hang With Friends one too.

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 11:00am

I just made this lolcat for the group!

HUGS to all of you my friends.

So nice being here with all of you.

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 10:46am

oh the pictures here are great - now I have to comment on all of them.

Love November and food pics Flying Atheist. Now I want to have a taste of that food you posted there. I bet it taste wonderful.

I love beef stew! Yum!

Booklover I am laughing at that LOLcat thermometer pic. so funny. That cat face says it all.

Stress cat is great sk8eycat - didn't know the name of the cat - thanks. cool pic too

Patricia what a cute animal photo. I love it. I would love to see your renovations pictures. Sorry to hear the construction crew is not showing up to do their work. What's the deal with these people? Don't they want to be hired? Especially with the economy the way it is.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 3, 2012 at 10:31am


Comment by Lillie on November 3, 2012 at 10:04am

Melinda, I will be so happy to get my hour back.  Wish they would just leave it alone.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 2, 2012 at 11:58pm

Just looked at "9 Chickweed Lane" on the net. Seems like fun. Thanks, Sk8ey.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 2, 2012 at 8:04pm

Note: the "stress cat's" name is Solange...she's from the 9 Chickweed Lane comic strip.  "Hallmarks of Felinity"  She's been delighting us for years.


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