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

The End of the World ... Again?!?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by The Flying Atheist 47 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Uh, guys and gals?  Hate to tell you, but the world ended the other day.  And the hell of it is, I MISSED IT!  Yeah, too busy with other stuff, mowing the lawn, enjoying the company of my wife, and taking care of puddy-cats, and I just MISSED it!One…Continue

Tags: AronRa, prophecy, end of the world

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by The Flying Atheist 1 hour ago. 5 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

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity

Started by dudaboli yev. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 30. 1 Reply

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity Sam Harris offers his case against the Christian god conceptSamuel Benjamin "Sam" Harris is an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher, the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan Sep 2. 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

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Comment by Tezcatlipoca on May 18, 2011 at 9:22am

I may not comment on this group often, but it's not for lack of interest. Every 500 years I emerge from beneath the mountains to feast on Earth's latest incarnation of boiled egg masala. Last night was one such staccato interruption of my 8,000 year hibernation, and being that I'm all fat and sassy once again, I'm due to go back under the mountain after this here cup of coffee.

Comment by Vanessa Smith on May 18, 2011 at 9:02am
I'm new to being an active participant of an internet community.  So used to holding back commenting in other groups due to the herd mentality.  I'm happy to be part of a circle where such hang-ups doesn't exist.  Where we're free to
Comment by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ on May 18, 2011 at 3:48am

Thanks for the invite to join.  My husband and I are pretty new to social networking via the computer.  We don't always have a good connection so our attendance here may be sporadic.  As I write this comment, I'm pretty sure most of you are sound asleep.

We live on our sailboat and are cruising around the world.  Right now we are in Fiji.  We are meeting all types of wonderful people, many of our cruising friends are non-theists. Here in Fiji, about 86% of the population are Christians, the rest Hindus and Muslims. 


It's become quite an art, "feeling our way" to non-theistic friendships.  It's so much easier when you know you're on a similar wave length.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Comment by El Solo Lobo on May 18, 2011 at 12:54am
Let's see if I can do a (semi-) proper intro. I'm 53, a diasbled truck driver with an implanted defibrillator, on disability. Was first a jehovah's Witness as a child, then mainstream Protestant for several years. Been atheist over 20 years. Am on second wife (not at the moment) but third marriage, no kids except for Tucker the Wonder Dog. I work extremely hard at being lazy and am quite proud of my accomplishments in this field. Loathe all sports, would rather watch paint dry or grass grow. Used to call myself (and be) an evangelical gnostic atheist, but when I realized being a religious believer had nothing to do with intelligence level, or looking at evidence or choice, I gave up the evangelical part...especially since it conflicted with my lazy aspects.
Comment by Pamela on May 17, 2011 at 7:33pm

Hi everyone!  I'm Pamela.  I'm vegan (yes, vegan atheist, imagine the tiny fraction of the population that is!)  I'm 40 years old, happily married and child-free by choice.  I've been atheist since my early twenties.  I became interested in fitness last year and enjoy lifting weights.  I'm also a health nut when it comes to nutrition.  I had to learn to cook when I became vegan three years ago and now I love it!  I have quite the vegan cookbook collection and like creating new dishes.

I spent 14 years in college and have way too many degrees.  But I am a cytotechnologist by trade.  I look at cells in a microscope looking for cancer.  It's like "Where's Waldo"....but with cancer cells!

Comment by Pansy on May 17, 2011 at 6:59pm

hello group, i'm pansy ( not my real name)...... i'm 40, married, with 3 kids. my oldest will be 21 in two weeks!  my 14 yr. old will be 15 in less than a month, and my daughter recently turned 11.     

i've  been an atheist for well over 20 years, but didn't verbalize to family until about 6 years ago.  as far as i know, no one cares, except my VERY xian sister. that's another  story.

i'm a stay at home mom, but need to find a job. i want to go back to school, but can't afford it right now.

i have two cats, which i love dearly, and a dog.......

my kids- which if you're ever in chat, you'll know i talk about constantly- are awesome!

i'm a detroit tiger, wings, and lions fan.

i love pizza and dr. pepper.

i have M.S. and get severe migraine headaches.

i drink two cups of coffee every morning and read at least an hour a day.

if you'd like to know anything else, ask!

glad to be here.

Comment by linda wagner on May 17, 2011 at 4:53pm

OK I will do an intro. I'm old(57). I have 5 grandkids. two daughter.32 & 23. I don't believe in god. I am also think that religion ruins EVERYTHING. I could be very militant if I was a better debater. I could go on and on. Do we all really want that.  Linda


Comment by dr kellie on May 17, 2011 at 1:52pm
Hey Solo Lobo.  Nice to see you again.
Comment by El Solo Lobo on May 17, 2011 at 12:39pm
Hi all. Please pardon my barging in, I just stumbled across the group and decided to check it out. Mind if I sit in?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 17, 2011 at 12:24pm
Hi, Linda Wagner. Please consider adding your 2 cents to the Introduce yourself discussion, to get started. :)

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