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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2018 at 11:04pm

I like your new profile picture, Joan. With hair again!

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 6:14pm

He is now. It took a long time after retirement but he's much better at taking breaks now. He also looks forward to his naps.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2018 at 6:07pm

Gardening presents a powerful motivator to get moving, even if for short spurts and many naps. Is Rick good at pacing himself?

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 5:28pm

Thanks, Joan. The sooner, the better.....he's already impatient for his gardening season.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2018 at 3:50pm

Patricia, wishing Rick a speedy and successful recovery, and you a calm time as the one waiting for the ordeal to be completed. My best wishes for both of you. 

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 3:33pm

Thank you Ian. Feeling a little stressed although we've been waiting for this for months.

We haven't heard the decision on just changing the battery, or changing the whole unit to a newer one. This of course is a lot more dangerous.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2018 at 3:26pm

Wishing you both all the best, Patricia.

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 2:36pm

Rick got a call this morning from the cardiac clinic saying they received a transmission last night & the implant battery is lower than they like.

They don't know why the alarm hasn't sounded yet, but they are calling the Victoria hospital today to get his surgery date set up.

It will be good to get it over with, but we are dreading it as well.

Now of course things have to be in place for him to go, & me to stay here.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 18, 2018 at 7:55am

Just a shout out to mention I started a new group called "Sports Talk". I didn't think Hanging with Friends was the place to talk sports, and I often had something to say, so I now I (and other sports' fans) do. You're all invited to join in.

Comment by Plinius on March 16, 2018 at 1:39am

Catholic lanb to the slaughter...HA, they always say they want to be sheep!


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