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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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever yesterday. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 27, 2014 at 7:28am

A true, but a bare fragment of all the abuses and crimes, etc. we have in America. Sad state of affairs. The Ray Rice case is a good example.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 26, 2014 at 7:36am

Speaking of shitty shows, I was sorely disappointed in the PBS "special" on honoring Tina Fey with the Mark Twain humor award. Except for Steve Martin, the guests were pathetically unfunny.

On the other hand, the PBS shows on wildlife, especially about the orangutans (two: sign language and sex) last Wed., were exceptionally good.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 26, 2014 at 2:19am

Hey Joan, enjoy the new addition to your family! 

Ian, that comic is so true to life.  Does Denmark have the same type of shitty reality shows we have here?    

Comment by Ian Mason on July 25, 2014 at 9:08pm

Comment by Ian Mason on July 25, 2014 at 9:06pm

Congratulations on the new family member, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2014 at 4:49pm

Home of close family friends, July 24, 2014. The ceiling came down around them, scared them to "death". metaphorically speaking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2014 at 4:39pm

Brooklyn Grace Staab was born yesterday about noon. Mother and baby doing fine. They might come today if Laurie's blood pressure and blood sugar are remaining normal. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2014 at 9:01pm

Felaine, that Weird Al video and song is one of his best.  I haven't heard from him in a long time.  I didn't know he was still musically active! 

(Just in case anyone here is not familiar with the original song, here is the video.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2014 at 8:36pm

Mindy, you inspired me to post this, from one of my favorite movies as a kid.....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 24, 2014 at 6:40pm

I read about the storm in Washington, Joan. It seems that the burned out area from the Carlton fire is now extra vulnerable to landslides in such storms. Danger Of Flash Floods And Landslides Grow As Washington Wildfire S...

I hope you're far from the hazards.

Speaking of hazards, a note on texting while driving.

Keep us up to date on the baby.

Funny Weird Al video, ske8eycat, thanks.

 

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