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

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 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 Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 12:08am

Grinning Cat, FUNNY! video. Kind of remind me of 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 12:02am

Loren, I just discovered why your link didn't work for me. I used the period (.) in the address and got:

"Not Found

The requested URL / was not found on this server."

I took the (.) off and it works fine. ... except it gives the Trailers only, not the videos. It does have a nice Blog. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2014 at 11:55pm

Randall, I don't have TV, but am able to watch Cosmos on my computer. Last night's program didn't get onto the computer site until just a few minutes ago. I have been checking last night and all day today. It finally was posted and can found here, at least for me: 


This one has the first six episodes. I watched only the first five minutes and will watch the rest now. 

Here is the address in case you need it:

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2014 at 11:24pm

A really funny video, GC. Tak så mykka

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2014 at 7:40pm

By the way, yesterday's Cosmos was great.  There were several facts he mentioned that I had forgotten or never heard before.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2014 at 7:39pm

I don't have cable or satellite TV, just a roof antenna, and I get Cosmos Sundays on FOX.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 14, 2014 at 3:11pm

And now for something completely different:

The Ministry of Silly Walks is alive and well at a pedestrian crossing in Norway:

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2014 at 12:12pm

Just finished a really good book: "Dominion" by C.J.Sansom.
The year is 1952. In 1940 the British P.M., Lord Halifax surrendered to Germany after the fall of France. A Nazi-friendly government is now in power. Churchill, Atlee, Bevan etc. have gone underground to lead the resistance. In a Midland's mental hospital is a scientist who knows a dangerous secret and who has to be got out and sent to America. All of this complicated by the Great Smog of '52. A thriller that will do things to your heart rate and blood pressure.

An imagined history, but the main theme of nationalism has become murduerously relevant again the last couple of decades

Comment by Plinius on April 14, 2014 at 8:18am

only available in the US..... I'll wait.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 14, 2014 at 8:03am

Cosmos is on Fox on Sundays and the National Geographic channel on Mondays, but you can also catch it on


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