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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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Discussion Forum

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 2 hours ago. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 7, 2013 at 9:20am

Joan, thanks for posting that time-lapse video.  How gorgeous!  The notes say that the international space station circles the earth about once every 90 minutes.  Amazing!

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 9:11am
Thank you for the music Tony!
I agree with that John Lennon quote Ian, being honest doesn't get you many friends.
I love the cat hunter pic too Ian.
Booklover that's acute pic with the cat in the wall.
So how is everyone?
It is a beautiful day here.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 7, 2013 at 9:07am

Ian, I like that quote from John Lennon, and the expression on scaredy cat's face made me laugh.

Comment by Plinius on May 7, 2013 at 4:35am

Beautiful! I saw the glaring lights of the western half of the Netherlands; no wonder that we almost never see a star! Sometimes I can see the Big Dipper or the Pleiades, but I have to use internet to see more.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 7, 2013 at 3:41am

Time-Lapse | Earth

So many beautiful sights, stars, lights of night, sunrises and sets, Northern Lights, lightning, erupting volcano, land forms. I saw Spokane in one shot and wondered what I was doing when they took that phot. And what were Madhukar, Amer, and the many others who join with us in conversation. Good night dear friends. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 7, 2013 at 12:25am

Comment by Ian Mason on May 7, 2013 at 12:25am

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 6, 2013 at 11:40pm

     This is by Jimi. Recorded in his apartment in '68. One of my all time favorites from him 'Angel'. Words and music both are different than the full band version, but both are wonderful. Please, enjoy.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 5, 2013 at 9:46pm

Ah, now I see it, Steph.

"Hiding dog" is very charming.

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 9:07pm

Grumpy cat is so cute! Love it Ruth!

Booklover nice dog pic. The dog thinks no one can see it. haha

 

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