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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Discussion Forum

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by The Flying Atheist 21 hours ago. 11 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 2 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

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 Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:25pm
Sorry about the " sloppiness" too, it taked several seconds for me to even see what I am typing! Lol!
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:22pm
I posted a video on facebook this morning about tolerance. I also made this my coming out video. I have been an atheist for 13 years and the only people who knew before this video were my immediate family. Even though I talked about atheism, I discussed other groups like lgbt, and muslims. My main message was that no one should feel like they need to be kept in the closet, no matter what minority they find themselves in. I talked about all the misconceptions people had about atheists and provided legitimate evidenc against them. I asked people to share my message. I recieved only two responses and they were amazing, but I am disappointed that everyone else ignored to even acknowledge my pos, except by then posting images on their walls about why they beleive. I posted images as well that made statements like "not all muslims are terrorists", "coexist", marriage is a basic civil right." The only respose or "like" I got was one on how portraying man's mind as some sort of sexual deviant IS it DOES hurt men, and does NOT help a cause. my video in no way " evangitical" it was based on tolerance and my need to speak up as an atheist simply because of this and a beliefe for a secular government that we supposedly already have.i only stated this as a reason for me to "come out". I was still avoided like a plague. I feel that ot was entirely appropriate that the videos title was "my social suicide video; let's take adversity away from diversity! I am glad to still have two real friends on fb. They mean more to me than the other 200 or so! And no, they are not atheists, but they at least dont follow organized religion. I feel better knowing who is really a true friend! Sorry to share so much, but coming out today felt great. Im happy no one has harassed me, yet!
Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 3:14pm

Or how about a Devon cream tea?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 3:12pm

A religion of cake would be the perfect companion to the Great Teapot.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 2:59pm

Patricia: I have TWO cats...too much power in this house.  Hairy-Jerry has decided that I am not supposed to sleep past 5:30AM, no matter what time I get to bed.

And I think I'd like to worship cheesecake...any flavor, but Pumpkin-Pecan is a "revelation."  (I make it with Sucralose/Splenda....can't tell the difference.)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 2:54pm

@Ian: LOL  Good one!

 I've always thought Mick Jagger looked like a largemouth bass. But he's still alive, so I guess that disqualifies him.

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2012 at 1:58pm

I can't have any pets since I travel for living but if I could, I'd have a cat.  :)

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 1:57pm

Which singer do you think has been reincarnated as a fish? Johnny Ray?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 1:10pm

Patricia: isn't there an oldie that goes: "In anciant Egypt, cats were worshipped as gods.  cats have never forgotten this."

(Actually, they were worshipped not only for their regal behavior, but because they performed a vital service...keeping vermin out of the grain supply. Even in the lifetime of Julius Caesar, harming or killing a cat was a capital offense.  I like that.)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 12:03pm

@booklover: When I tunred 30, there was a catch-phrase, "Don't trust anyone over 30," I was single, I hated my job, and I thought I was a complete failure.  Oh, and on my birthday, I got a speeding ticket on the way to the job I hated.

I don't remember now how I got over it, but I'm still here, I eventually got better jobs, I'm still single (I think that was better for me in the long run). Im not rich, but I have a house full of books that I reread constantly, two cats to purr on me when I need that, and a few good friends. 

I have had Type 2 diabetes for 12 years now, and I'm still learning how to cope with that...I tend to forget to eat, and have hypoglycemic attacks.

But I'm okay.  I'm still quietly enjoying myself.

AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY IN THIS GROUP for putting up with my ranting over Judith Hayes' death for the past 2 weeks...she still had so much to give to the world, especially atheist newbies. But I'm over the anger and confusion and grief.  Mostly.

Treat yourself to something decadent (a hot fudge sundae?), a day at a spa, or just have your hair done, something like that.  Having somebody else wash and blow-dry my hair makes me feel refreshed.  Try it.


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