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

AOC Flips the Religious Freedom Argument on Its Head (NowThis)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not be an atheist, but as it comes to the issue of State / Church separation, she has just surprised the daylights out of me (most pleasantly!) with a very powerful statement she has recently made regarding the behavior…Continue

Tags: separation, religious freedom, church, State, AOC

Viruses Don't Watch FoxNews (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 12. 5 Replies

The above is the kind of headline which would likely send the Orange Nightmare into a royal hissy-fit ... but then, in addition to all the line-items outlined in the following video, viruses don't read, either!  Yes, I'm afraid that, once again,…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 3. 43 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

#FakeChristians (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 22. 1 Reply

Once again, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers finds it necessary to saddle up and call the soi-disant Christians of the current era on their apparent lack of anything resembling behavior that the carpenter-turned-rabbi would find even remotely…Continue

Tags: Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Short Future Coronavirus World

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 1 Reply

Recent Climate Models predict an equilibrium climate sensitivity as much as 40% higher, which means that we significantly less than a decade to avoid locking in catastrophic climate change.But who has the emotional resources to discuss our…Continue

Tags: existential threats, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 44 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 Plinius on January 5, 2020 at 11:06pm

I'll send a small one, my financial troubles are not yet over...

Comment by Patricia on January 5, 2020 at 4:24pm

Just made a donation to Australia, anyone joining me?

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 2, 2020 at 1:02am

Hear, hear! (Here, here! And everywhere.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 1, 2020 at 12:57pm

Good, Joan! I'm with you on that.

Comment by Plinius on January 1, 2020 at 4:08am

A good plan, Joan, wring in the new!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2020 at 2:02am

Plinius, a perfect greeting for this year!

2019 feels like I have been run through the wringer. 


Hoping, dreaming, fantasizing, wishing, and hallucinating doesn't change things.

Teaching works only if a person wants to learn. 

Reasoning falls on deaf ears of the biased. 

Crying, whining, begging, and pleading wastes energy.

Working alone proves to be a worthless effort. 

So, what can one do to bring about positive change? 

1. Find others who share my thinking. 

2. Form coalitions of like-minded people. 

3. Identify common goals. 

4. Explore options. 

5. Develop action plans. 

6. Determine how success will look and feel.


Comment by Ian Mason on December 31, 2019 at 8:24pm

Happy New Year everyone. Let's hope it brings a change for the better.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2019 at 1:14pm


Happy New Year to everyone!

Comment by Patricia on December 31, 2019 at 12:42pm

Comment by Loren Miller on December 31, 2019 at 11:12am

I still suspect that, from a political standpoint, 2020 will be one of the CRAZIEST years on record.  I just hope it ends with the ouster of the Orange Nightmare!

Happy New Year, everyone!


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