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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.

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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 3, 2012 at 11:18pm

And now for something totally random;

They Might Be Giants. 'Birdhouse in Your Soul'

http://youtu.be/NAbZzdalZh4

Comment by sk8eycat on November 3, 2012 at 10:47pm

I hope this works...it was copied from FakeBook, and emailed to me via Yahoo...ick!

Photo

Comment by sk8eycat on November 3, 2012 at 8:26pm

Oh, Steph!  I needed that Group Hug SO much!  The last few days have been sorta sukky...

Thank you!

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

NOVEMBER......

 

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