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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 1 hour ago. 3 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

The End of the World ... Again?!?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

Uh, guys and gals?  Hate to tell you, but the world ended the other day.  And the hell of it is, I MISSED IT!  Yeah, too busy with other stuff, mowing the lawn, enjoying the company of my wife, and taking care of puddy-cats, and I just MISSED it!One…Continue

Tags: AronRa, prophecy, end of the world

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity

Started by dudaboli yev. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 30. 1 Reply

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity Sam Harris offers his case against the Christian god conceptSamuel Benjamin "Sam" Harris is an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher, the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan Sep 2. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 8:36pm

booklover, thanks for sharing your day with us. As to the loss of someone because he/she doesn't like your beliefs, "good riddance!" I know that sounds intolerant, but heck! why be tolerant of someone who isn't tolerant of your ideas? Agreement is not the test of friendship, it seems to me, but rather whether you can speak and you can hear each other. Who knows, there may be common ground between ideas and the only way to find out is to speak your truth and listen to the other. 
As to your friend who is "VERY religious", I'm glad she knows how to separate friendship from ideas and you can continue to communicate. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2012 at 2:27pm

Thanks for the link, sk8eycat, but many of Vidal's quotes turn me off. I did like this one.

Nonprofit status is what created the Bible Belt. The tax code brought religion back to this country.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 1, 2012 at 11:43am

"You hear all this whining going on, 'Where are our great writers?' The thing I might feel doleful about is: 'Where are the readers?'" (Esquire)

Gore Vidal
Comment by sk8eycat on August 1, 2012 at 8:05am

That cat looks so mean...he cracks me up, but all he's really doing is trying to keep the water out of his nostrils and ears.

Wish I could do that, AND look like a killer at the same time.

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 7:43am
Ian that cat picture is so funny! Made me laugh!
Thanks for posting it!
Everyone have a great day!
I enjoy being with all of you.
Comment by Ian Mason on August 1, 2012 at 7:40am

It is a good strip. Nice and logical.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 1, 2012 at 7:39am

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:04am

I like the comic strip Grinning Cat.

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:03am

You are right Loren - I was indoctrinated.

But I am finally free.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2012 at 12:52am

@ Loren Miller, YES!


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