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 Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 10:03pm

Grinning Cat I stopped by and commented on the writing accuracy article. Booklover - that's a really cute Lolcat. Tony - that pig is having fun in the sun.

Comment by John Lynch on February 27, 2013 at 9:28pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2013 at 8:13pm

I’m 5 pages behind. We lost the internet connection just as I was about to send my comment last night. Thanks for all of your pictures and comments, especially the happy piglet. I "fell into" cataddictsanona-mouse. Thanks for introducing me to it, booklover. Love that "getting the paw" video too. I enjoy having cats  empowered with "no means no". It's one way we show our love.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2013 at 2:30pm

I have a question about "had".   Kennedy said "I had a member of my family killed ... " and I hear it very often. 

Robert Kennedy's Speech on MLK Assassination at 2:10 minutes

It is my pet peeve. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 27, 2013 at 12:05pm

Steph, sk8eycat -- Ruth and a few others of us are discussing the general "decline in writing accuracy" over in Linguaphiles & Sesquipedalians.

One of the mistakes she found was in the news: "It is original from the Andean area of South Africa and widely grown in ... the south Mexico, especially Ecuador."

(That's a great glaring subtitle for "Eat, Ray, Love"! Doesn't anyone proofread magazine covers anymore?)

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2013 at 11:53am

Watched one of my favorite movies yesterday, and noticed Johnny Depp used a line from a song that we were just talking about, "Good Morning Starshine"

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 6:03am

Have a nice day everyone. Stay warm.

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 5:36am

I can't believe no one caught that grammar mistake sk8eycat.

No one proofreads anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 5:36am

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2013 at 5:27am

Then you're lucky, Sk8eycat, Dido prefers to lie purring loudly on my keyboard, while grabbing at my sweater and I'm not allowed to stop scratching his ears...


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