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Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
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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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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan 14 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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

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 Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 9:17pm

Ian that is really good. Funny.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 7, 2013 at 3:21pm

Ian, that's hilarious.  I'm LOL'ing. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 7, 2013 at 2:33pm

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

 

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