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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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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 31. 66 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

Tags: Lesbian, agnostic, gay, atheist, TheraminTrees

If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 19, 2014 at 12:55am

Chris, it's nice to know you are coming to the final part of the big summer project you've been working on concerning your brother-in-law.  Yes, it will be nice to have him living in a freshly cleaned place with new furniture, etc.  I sure hope he will be happy and excited in his new environment that you are creating for him.  From this point on, hopefully it will be easier to look after and to care for him.  Have you been thinking yet about what you will be doing with all the free time you'll get back after this project ends?   

Comment by Plinius on July 19, 2014 at 12:23am

Thanks, Carl! I try to keep up with the most important world news, and that is quite enough with the other things I have to do. I miss out on a lot of things you talk about, sometimes reading on internet for twenty minutes before I understand who's who. I read the political discussions but I'd better not react before I know what I'm talking about.

To Ikea today to buy new furniture for brother-in-law. He's still unable to concentrate on the Ikea catalogue, so it will be a surprise for him when he's moved into his new rooms. A pleasant surprise, I hope.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 18, 2014 at 6:56pm

Something substantial yet mellow to round out your work week: yet another Radiohead transcription by Christopher O'Riley.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 2:44pm

100 homes destroyed in Carlton Complex Fire

Our skies are gray, ash falls all around, the sun is reddish/orange. I feel so sad for all those businesses and homes that went up in flames. One woman said she had 3 minutes notice to get out when the wind shifted.  These fires were started during that terrible storm we had a few days ago. Very strong lightning strike over all this region. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 18, 2014 at 2:24pm

Joan, I agree that we need to have political discussions, but they should be done in a different group.  I like to keep in mind that Hang With Friends includes lots of people from countries other than the U.S.  I wouldn't want to alienate them by having regular discussions here concerning U.S. politics.  Just my 2-cent rebuttal. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 2:12pm

 k.h. ky, I am with you "Let's have a Warren/Sanders ticket."

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 2:09pm

Mindy, a very sweet episode that just makes my heart sing! Observing families growing up and being close is the greatest thing I know. Good job to you and your hubby, and a hat tip. 

There seems to be no photo of an older woman giving a hit tip, so add 50 years to this young woman in your imagination and you have my hat tip. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

This speech gets my vote for her as POTUS. She knows the fight that needs to be fought and will not back down from it. This is not rhetoric with her. She is not a bought Senator and will not be a bought President. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 1:50pm

Carl, I would like to see Elizabeth Warren as president as well. She is smart and tough, and not afraid of authority or power. She is a powerhouse that could get this country moving. She needs a Progressive Congress to achieve the goals to make our country strong again. 

I like the political discussion and think we need more of it here. I am always disappointed when the conversation slips into "Hello, how are you, I am fine". I like a good bone on which to chew. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 18, 2014 at 1:38pm

It's not my intention to turn this forum into a political discussion, but here's a little snippet of Elizabeth Warren.  I would love to see her as our US president. 

 

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