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.

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Discussion Forum

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly 21 hours ago. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 8, 2014 at 10:10pm

Thanks for the commercial, Flying Atheist. It's good to know that curtains of invisibility work to hide from Vacoom.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 10:00pm

Mindy, I wasn't able to watch COSMOS tonight so I'll view it on my laptop tomorrow.  In the meantime, don't tell me how it ends.  I want to be surprised just in case it turns out that God "did it."

Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2014 at 8:34pm

Glad you  had a good day, Mindy. I've no idea what Philppine food is like.

Sweet cat and kitten, Carl. I wonder if cats are a  more effective selling ploy than sex?

Good to hear that you're enjoying your garden and wildlife, Joan.

Sunday was a pleasant day for me: a local ½ marathon followed by eating with my daughter and her bloke. Enjoyed both very much even though my middle-aged legs are complaining now. Happy holiday weekend to all.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 7:11pm

A cute commercial:

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 1:30pm

Good Sunday mornin' to ye all! Just came in from 3 hours in the garden. A crow has found our peanut feeder emptied it right out. So, now I have crows, sparrows and chickadees. Oh! I wish a goldfinch would visit 

I signed the petition and hope it has a negative effect on the homophobes. It is past time for grown-ups to grow up.

Mindy, your trip to  Rolling Meadow sounds like great fun. Have a great meal always appeals to me. Did cook Philippine style food. 

A Philippine friend, Jose Valerico, taught me how to make Adobo. It was delicious. Red Chile Adobo Sauce.The way he taught me was to fry chicken parts and pork chops, pour the sauce over them, simmer about 20 minutes to blend flavors, then serve over rice. A very nice sweet and sour sauce .

Carl, do you now have a cat house mate?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Hello and Happy Sunday to everyone.  I like the changing cat and the artist horse, Mindy and Ian. 

There was a cat standing right outside my front window yesterday evening that was so adorable.  He/She was white with caramel brown spots.  Just like a tiny miniature cow.  I immediately thought if that was my cat, I'd call him/her "Moo Moo."  

Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2014 at 10:50am

Sunday pun

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 12:48am

I am able to see the film this time. Felaine, it is wonderful! What memories you must have. The precision and grace of the skaters, and the beautiful choreography amazes me. How did you remember those routines? I always feel so anxious for the person on the end of the line trying to catch up. Is that contrived? or does the person really have to catch up? Anyway, It is thrilling to watch. 

I can just imagine you scooting around with your walker, remembering the old days and reliving them. Thank you so very much for sharing these with us. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 12:30am

Carl, that would be so much fun! We could go to the Netherlands, sit in on Chris's classes and eat some Zuurkoolstamppot met Spek (Sauerkraut & Potato Mash with Bacon). 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 12:24am

Joan, like others here, I have been laughing aloud the past few days while reading the posts here.  What a fun group of people!


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