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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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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 11 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 10:39pm

My first name was Leona (Lioness), but I switched to my second name Ruth when I married the first time. Ruth Karei sounded better than Leona Karei.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2012 at 9:06pm

My name is Carl.  Those obnoxiously pesky girls from my youth called me Carlton the Doorman (from the Rhoda TV show.)  I absolutely HATED that!  lol

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 9:02pm

Welcome to AN, Destiny. You're spot on with your "mind and matter" comment. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 13, 2012 at 8:33pm

Hey there Destiny. Welcome to AN. I'm so glad you are here and enjoying yourself. I'm on FB, but I only have 8 friends, lol. Just family, mostly so I can keep up with how they are doing. I really don't know how to find people there, but I would dearly love to see your video. So maybe you could contact me as I'm not sure how. Tony Carroll in Palestine, Texas.

And "Mindy", if you can, I can. Full legal name Bert Anthony Carroll Jr. Eewww! Bert. Whenever someone found out, always got "Hey Bert, how's Ernie"? Still, love the muppets. lol

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 7:37pm
I was watching a football game with my brother years ago and he was like "preist holmes? I would hate to have that name" it took him a second to realize the irony! I have four brothers, one sister. Justice, and Chase are the other names my mother gave out. The other two have different biological parents, but they are real brothers to me. I just dont kniw why mom mother named one of her children justice because I dont think thats really something christians believe in7
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 6:48pm
You guys are fantastic, and fun-tastic too! My mother in law has said nothing to me but posted on her page a picture of jesis bloody on the cross saying "dont scroll down, take a look at this man, he died for your sins!" Honey, that man is trailer trash joe who looks like the jesus (u want him to look like) but I d.ont say this. I posted a picture of an iranianmwoman who died for my beliefs. Today she is my god. Im taking a break as an atheist today! Jk theres so much I wish to say, biut I dont. My other mother in law has slashed 5 sets of my tires. I go to court tuesday, and science willing I get some money back! Ive been through a lot for my beliefs, and maybe it will never stop for me, but im done hiding. Im only an " active" atheist as opposed to an evangelistic one, and I still get this? some of my immediate family knew when I was passive and mostly in the closet, and they have (not all) hurt me the most. But it was in jesus is name, so its okie doie xp
Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 6:36pm

@Flying Atheist: Thank you. (Takes a bow.)  I have always enjoyed making people laugh, even at my own expense, sometimes.

PS: **SAME BACK ATCHA!**

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 6:32pm

Ian, I have never had a Devon Cream Tea...now I WANNIT!  Gad!  Looks...uhhh...s'cuse me...Die-VOON! (pun intended)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 6:27pm

Congratulations for your courage!  I've been a non-believer for almost 50 years, but I didn't say Jack schidt about it for nearly 25 years.  Mostly the subject just never came up, and I had stopped going to church about 10 years before I figured out that all religions were preposterous.

GOOD FOR YOU!

(I wouldn't trust Fakebook as far as I could kick it through the ocean.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2012 at 6:06pm

Hi Destiny.  I see you are new to Atheist/Nexus.  Welcome!!  Your announcement on Facebook felt refreshing, I'm sure.  It's times like those when you find out who your true friends and supporters are, and that's a good thing.  It makes those relationships stronger and more cherished, which in turn makes life better.  

You're in a GREAT group here in Hang With Friends.  Some of the nicest (and funniest) people to associate with.  I wish we could all meet for a big bash of great pot-luck food and drink.  I know it would be a blast.

Happy Friday, everybody!   

(**Special shout-out to Sk8eycat: you crack me up.)  

 

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