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 Steph S. on May 9, 2013 at 11:44am

I love all the posts and pictures.

It's supposed to rain today.

I'm between semesters trying to rest up for the summer.

How is everyone?

Comment by Steph S. on May 9, 2013 at 11:40am

Comment by Ian Mason on May 9, 2013 at 12:54am

Great pictures, Felaine. Just my kind of humour too.

I can almost hear you smiling, Melinda. Sounds like a great Summer ahead.

My daughter was about 2½ when she noticed. She walked in while I was in the shower. Asked "what's that?" "Daddy's willy" "Oh. Mum says dinner". End of story.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 8, 2013 at 10:43pm

And Michael Bedard:

"Sitting Duck"

My fave, "Low Frog Along the Coast."

Now I have a print job I need to finish before I crash for the night.

DO look up Moskowitz and Bedard; one thing their gallery sites neglect to mention is that almost all of their works are visual puns... as in "Low Frog..."  I love that kind of stuff.

Buenas Snowshoes!

Comment by sk8eycat on May 8, 2013 at 10:19pm

Hi, guys. Sorry I haven't been around lately, but I've been having another case of the glooms; not only do I have a terminally ill kitteh, but we've had house repair problems...last week we had to have major surgery on the drain system, and once that mess was cleaned up, the refrigerator/freezer quit.  Everything is fixed now, but I'm out about halff my meager savings.  so I have been spending computer time looking at some of my favorite contemporary artists to cheer me up.  I'll be posting a few samples so you can see why I love them. 

First, Stewart Moskowitz: Moskowitz - ENDANGERED SPECIES

Stewart Moskowitz - THE CORPORATION Penguins

Moskowitz - AQUARIUM - Vintage Art Print

I have prints of the last two; bought more than 20 years ago. The Penguin pyramid is titled "The Corporation"...appropriate, eh?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 8, 2013 at 9:56pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 8, 2013 at 9:55pm

A box o' cats.  What more could you ask for? 

Good evening, Everyone.

Melinda, you sound like one very happy camper.  Sounds like you're going to have a great summer.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 8, 2013 at 5:25pm

I like the spa kitty Steph, and the box full of kitties is great Melinda.

Comment by Steph S. on May 8, 2013 at 4:46pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 8, 2013 at 9:58am

Oh I love that cat GIF Ruth! So funny.

I hope everyone is doing good today.


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