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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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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2012 at 4:00pm

Can anyone identify the location of this lovely scene? 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 30, 2012 at 3:48pm

Thank you, Steph and a happy new year to you too. Stealing the cat.

Comment by Steph S. on December 30, 2012 at 11:12am

Love the lolcats Ian and Melinda.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Comment by Steph S. on December 30, 2012 at 11:11am

Comment by Plinius on December 30, 2012 at 1:21am

Lol, these are good pictures to start the day with, Melinda and Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 29, 2012 at 3:33pm

WORSHIP ME, MORTALS!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 28, 2012 at 6:28pm

Chris, I'm definitely interested in the subject matter of that Oliver Sacks book.  Thanks for mentioning it!  I'm already looking forward to reading it.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 28, 2012 at 5:22am

Will look out for that one, Chris. Thanks.

Comment by Plinius on December 28, 2012 at 4:47am
Just finished: Oliver Sacks - Hallucinations. About the amazing things that originate somewhere in our brain, and the subject is much larger than you'd think - also because Sacks not only looks at the patient, but also at background and culture. Lots of info about nightmares, döppelgangers, alien hands, near-death-experiences, witches, ghosts and more. This is a real answer to all the wild guesses about things that go bump in the night - and Sacks is careful enough to let the reader draw his/her own conclusions.
Comment by Ian Mason on December 28, 2012 at 1:00am

800! Best group around, of course. Hats off to Ruth for the initiative.

 

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