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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly 8 hours ago. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Tony Carroll on November 14, 2012 at 7:50am
Comment by Steph S. on November 14, 2012 at 7:35am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 2:51am

Night all!

Comment by Plinius on November 14, 2012 at 1:22am

I had a kitty on my shoulder and it was great! until the kitty grew up and still wanted to use my shoulder... try it! Four kilograms of purring cat is nice and warm but very bad for your shoulder. Will send picture when I'm rid of this Stone Age laptop - my pc is said to be travelling home!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 12:17am

Tony, your kitty replacing a chip on his shoulder and yawning dog give off such sweet and tender vibes, I feel relaxed and ready for turning out the light as well. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 11:38pm
Thank you Ruth! I'm glad I made you laugh! Laughter is good medicine.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2012 at 10:44pm

The rise and shine cat made me choke, I laughed so hard. It's been a low productivity day for me. Just coasting. Thanks for the cute pictures Tony and booklover. G'Night, All

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2012 at 10:09pm

Well, goodnight. Going to bed. Pleasant dreams, all.

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 9:31pm
That's good to hear Tony! You have been working hard and need your rest!
I want a kiity on my shoulder!
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2012 at 8:57pm

Hey ya'll. Just getting home. Will have a day off tomorrow! Yay! anyway,


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