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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 15 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 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

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 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 Idaho Spud on August 8, 2014 at 3:35pm

Patricia, after one post, that's what I decided to do.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2014 at 3:26pm

Sucks to be you Mindy : )

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2014 at 2:29pm

The day the internet died cartoon is a keeper Carl!

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:54pm

Just put him on report. I think I passed the test. ;)

For the record, I am generally in favor of free speech. This guy's post, IMHO, crossed the line.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 1:39pm

OK, Brent.  Now for the test.

Where can you find the Report an Issue button?

I am counting on you to get this right.  lol

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:38pm

Thanks folks. In soccer terms, showing him the red card and sending him off now.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hi Brent, the report button is at the bottom right hand side of every page.  "Report an Issue"

Just click that link when you're on the offending page.  There's a small category to check (Adult, Abusive, Bug, Fraud, Spam, Other.) 

You don't need to put any remarks in the "Descibe Your Issue" box, but it helps if you want to clarify your reason for the offense.  

I have used that link mostly to report spammers.  As far as other issues, we are pretty lucky that they are few and far between. 

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:32pm

Thought for the day: "The thing about life is - you'll never get out of it alive." - Bugs Bunny

The Rabbit always had a way with words...*LOL*

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:19pm

A few thoughts on some recent posts:

Pardon my Icelandic, but WTF is that "cultsmasher" troll thinking? Oh wait a minute...he's NOT! Trying to find the report button but haven't found it. All I could do after reading that joker's post was cue up the Twilight Zone theme music...

k.h., I don't envy you for your jury duty recently. Based on what I saw, that had to be emotionally gut-wrenching. I almost had a similar case a couple of years ago in STL City when I got called to jury duty. It was a case of a young father who punched his son in the stomach and killed him on a Christmas Day a few years ago. I didn't get selected for that jury; he was found guilty and copped several years (I'm not sure exactly how long). I was going to do my duty regardless but I think I was glad I didn't get selected.

Saw that video of the train passengers helping their fellow passenger in Perth. That sounds like Australian folks - they look out for everyone. Good folks, the Aussies; I'd shout out a round of Victoria Bitter with 'em.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Carl, love your cartoon of the day your computer went down! Yup, that is how I feel, too. 


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