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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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 Loren Miller on February 25, 2016 at 5:34am

Thursday morning and there's a light dusting of snow on the ground in my front yard.  How much we get from this point onward will be interesting to see.  I have to say, though, that this has been one of the weirdest winter seasons I have seen in 65 years.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 24, 2016 at 8:17pm

New computers are always tedious, until everything's just right. Hubby's a pro and it still takes him almost two weeks until he gets every detail redone when I get a replacement. I wish you well, Plinius.

Great LOL, Flying Atheist!

Randall, I don't envy your foot of snow. At 9:12 PM, here - just north of Philly - it's 63°F. BTW, Arctic Sea Ice has been melting already since Feb 9th. When the wavy jet stream sends equatorial warmth to the North Pole it also sends North Pole cold straight down to you.

Comment by Plinius on February 24, 2016 at 8:39am

Take care with that snow, Randall!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 24, 2016 at 8:00am

What a pleasant experience, Chris. Hope that went some way to making up for bad ones.

Hope you survive the snow, Randall. Make the best of it with hot chocolate or mulled wine according to taste.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 24, 2016 at 7:51am

Carl, that pic is HILARIOUS!  Inner peace for the "Me" generation!  HAR!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 24, 2016 at 7:39am

I'm currently in the midst of a snow storm with blizzard warnings in counties immediately to the west of me. Might get a foot of snow by tomorrow. Then, the day after that, I'm planning to drive south to Florida--or should I say "was planning". I might not be able to get out of my driveway! Great timing. Bummer.

Comment by Plinius on February 24, 2016 at 5:31am

Thanks for the kind wishes, and I love that picture, Carl, it´s just right! Tomorrow I get some help for the pc, so perhaps I,ll be able to mail again. I lost the teaching material I wrote in the last half year, that´s what you get if you forget about backups..

Yes Joan, our household consists of Rien, Chris, Dido and Luna.

One thing that also happened this week, was a very pleasant experience. The VCR broke down and we found one on internet offered for free. When the owner found out that we travel by public transport he wouldn´t hear of us going there to pick the thing up, but he brought it by car, came in for coffee and enjoyed himself enormously telling long stories. So kind!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 23, 2016 at 12:42pm

Good luck, Chris. I don't know if it's a subjective feeling with no rational basis (probably) but problems do seen to come in swarms.

Glad to hear that the rest of you are being taken care of by your support teams. Love the pic, Carl.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2016 at 12:11pm

Carl, what a perfect photo for Chris!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2016 at 12:10pm

Chris, what stress you must be feeling. So many things, so fast. Dido's liver infection was the cause of his weight loss? He survived! I hope your new computer works well for you and is easy to learn. 

Rien, is that your partner's name? I have not heard it before. It has a strong and stable sound to it. 



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