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 yesterday. 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 The Flying Atheist on January 12, 2013 at 8:32pm

Speaking of 'Where's Waldo?' for those of you familiar with filmmaker Werner Herzog, you may appreciate this video:

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 7:47pm

Well....took less than 3 minutes:

I feel kinda stupid for not looking for this last night.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 7:43pm

I've been trying to post something here since late last night, and every time I do, my screen hangs and I have to exit everything. (My computer is 7 years old...almost 8.)

Anyway, I'm delighted that everyone has been having fun with the "invisible" animals.  They ARE more fascinating than looking for that "Waldo" character, aren't they?

Steph, my brains are falling out.  The "Owls in Camoflage" were Pasted in an link provided, and trying to Paste just ONE of the photos in here was what was causing m computer to freeze.  I think.  I'll search for the web site they came from, they have to be somewhere on the net, and post the link.  When I find it.

In the meantime, I've been playing in the kitchen.  I've been craving old-fashioned baked custard, and it's in the oven now.


Sorry, folks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2013 at 2:53pm

Now these wise creatures represent my three wise children. They constantly amaze me with their strengths, morals, intelligence and compassion. From such a hard start, they have evolved into wonders. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2013 at 2:49pm

Cat, a Realy BIG one, and so majestic!

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2013 at 11:24am

It took a lot of effort and several tries but found the snipe at last. That was fun! Thanks.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2013 at 11:15am

I remember guys trying to get me to hold the gunny-sack while they beat the bush to drive a snipe into the sack.  I didn't fall for it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 12, 2013 at 11:07am

Getting caught up here.....Happy Anniversary, Melinda!  Cheers to you and your guy.  :)

LOVED the 'Invisible' animals, Felaine.  I had to google 'snipe' to see what I was looking for.  All these years I thought it was just a mythical animal.  As boy scouts we were sent on snipe hunting missions in the dark on camping trips.  Never caught one despite numerous supposed sightings.  Yes, Dr Kellie, these events often ended with lots of laughing and screaming and kids running around like Keystone Cops in a dark field.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2013 at 11:06am

I couldn't find the snipe either, until I looked at Steph picture and looked for that.

I thought the deer was a turkey before I read the caption and looked for a deer.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2013 at 10:46am

Balloon furniture -ouch! Thanks for the snipe pic.


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