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.

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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 Oct 20. 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 Ian Mason on January 4, 2013 at 3:58am

Nice to see you back, Felaine. Nothing wrong with a little hibernation when you need it. Rest well and bounce back up.

Comment by Steph S. on January 3, 2013 at 6:07pm

Thanks sk8eycat! Nice to have you back.

I love avocados. Yummy.

Cute cartoon booklover.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 3, 2013 at 6:03pm

PS: I wish I could e-mail each of you and avocado or two; they're kinda small this year (the tree is as old as I am....poor thang.), but they still taste better than store-bought ones.  It's a classic, old-fashioned fuerte'...finest kind.

Happy guacamole'!

Comment by John Lynch on January 3, 2013 at 6:02pm

Yes booklover, the road rage. I have to remember to say what I am commenting on.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 3, 2013 at 5:58pm

I'm back from spending the holler-daze quietly with the chubby Duncan cat.

I'm exhausted, ache all over, and I want to sleep for a week.  (spent most of my private time watcheing MSNBC and getting p*ssed at the foot-dragging, knuckle-dragging clowns in the House of supposed Representatives.)

I'll be back.  Belated Hippo Gnu Ears, everybody!



Comment by Steph S. on January 3, 2013 at 4:28pm

Yes, the fetch cat is so funny.

I love seeing the posts here.

Comment by John Lynch on January 3, 2013 at 3:46pm

I can relate to this photo

Comment by Steph S. on January 3, 2013 at 10:47am

Thanks for the get well wishes.

Feeling better just being here with all of you.

I love the lolcat booklover. So cute.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2013 at 1:21am

Thinking about you Steph, hope you feel better.

Comment by Plinius on January 3, 2013 at 12:45am

Good morning! Get well soon Steph!


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