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

AOC Flips the Religious Freedom Argument on Its Head (NowThis)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not be an atheist, but as it comes to the issue of State / Church separation, she has just surprised the daylights out of me (most pleasantly!) with a very powerful statement she has recently made regarding the behavior…Continue

Tags: separation, religious freedom, church, State, AOC

Viruses Don't Watch FoxNews (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 12. 5 Replies

The above is the kind of headline which would likely send the Orange Nightmare into a royal hissy-fit ... but then, in addition to all the line-items outlined in the following video, viruses don't read, either!  Yes, I'm afraid that, once again,…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 3. 43 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

#FakeChristians (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 22. 1 Reply

Once again, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers finds it necessary to saddle up and call the soi-disant Christians of the current era on their apparent lack of anything resembling behavior that the carpenter-turned-rabbi would find even remotely…Continue

Tags: Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Short Future Coronavirus World

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 1 Reply

Recent Climate Models predict an equilibrium climate sensitivity as much as 40% higher, which means that we significantly less than a decade to avoid locking in catastrophic climate change.But who has the emotional resources to discuss our…Continue

Tags: existential threats, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 30. 44 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 Patricia 1 hour ago

Yes, this thing needs full on jump in with both feet.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 1 hour ago

Sorry, Edit:

On the 5 states still refusing to issue stay-at-home orders: it makes as much sense for a country to have partial stay-at-home as it does for a swimming pool to be mostly no-pee but have a pee zone. (not original)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 6 hours ago

Yes, Ian. Woo comes in left-leaning flavor too. I have no patience with those who never paid attention in science class.

That's a hoot, Patricia.

Sorry, never watch Jeopardy.

On the 5 states still refusing to issue stay-at-home orders: it makes as much sense for a country to have partial stay-at-home as it does for a swimming pool to have a pee. (not original)

Comment by Patricia 10 hours ago

Hemant Mehta is a Jeopardy contestant, anyone else watching?

Comment by Patricia 10 hours ago

Comment by Plinius on Wednesday

I can imagine, Ian! Better sing along with us!

Comment by Ian Mason on Wednesday

I've been in an online argument with someone from an otherwise sensible radical/left-wing group. There was a post about an international 'meditation day' that would drive away C19. The postee claimed that there was 70 years of research behind the effects of meditation in altering the world! I countered with logic and a link to proper research - the 2006 double-blind experiment into the effects of prayer on recovering heart surgery patients. I've now left that group. My patience was worn out..

Comment by Patricia on Tuesday

Methinks he should keep his day job....hahahaha....

Comment by Grinning Cat on Tuesday

From last weekend's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" (which "was taped before an audience of no one"):

"Wash Your Hands with Bill Kurtis"

(which he sorta sings to the tune of Abba's "Dancing Queen")

"You are the washing queen, young and sweet. Hands are super clean.

Washing queen, I feel the beat from the tambourine. Oh, yeah.

You can dance. You can jive, having the time of your life, ooh. See that girl, hands so clean, digging the washing queen."

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Predicting the growth of COVID-19 Part 2/2 


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