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 on Thursday. 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 Steph S. on October 28, 2012 at 11:26am

Good afternoon friends!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 28, 2012 at 2:00am

A lot of funny and heartening things. Thanks all. Needed something good to come home to after working the night when the clocks go back here.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2012 at 1:48am

Chris, that Florence Jenkins video actually made me enjoy opera for a change.  Not the voice...but the pics!  I've gotta Save that one!

THIS is  the photo I was looking for when I found the one of the man with the adorable kitten:

Love is love...   I'm glad that there are now organizations that try to help homeless people keep their pets.  Or let the animals keep their people.

Comment by Plinius on October 28, 2012 at 1:19am

Lovely picture, Sk8eycat! And have you noticed that the rich sell a surplus, the poor almost always share it.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2012 at 1:15am

I was Searching for a different photo, but I could NOT resist this one:

"I admire people who barely have anything, but share it nevertheless."

Comment by Plinius on October 28, 2012 at 12:33am

A lovely dog, Melinda! (And I'm also a cat person.)

Wonderful to hear you talk about the quiet life! It's the best, but I don't often mention it in general because people ask stupid questions.

The dark and stormy night made me think of this:

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2012 at 9:15pm

Thanks, Joan! I did find that YouTube link earlier today, but I couldn't turn the volume up loud enough to hear it because my sister was watching a football game at the time.  *ahem!* MUCH more her.

I'm rereading all my Mercedes Lackey books because I'm so tired of all the political hoo-raw (and I've already sent in my ballot).  I need a dose of fantasy sometimes to clear my mind.

Thanks, again, and thanks to everyone else who have been posting LOL pics.  I love them all!

Comment by Steph S. on October 27, 2012 at 8:42pm

The dog is terrified of that cat!!

Comment by Steph S. on October 27, 2012 at 8:42pm

Awww .. thanks so much ..Hugs back to you Melinda. Glad you are my friend too.

Comment by Steph S. on October 27, 2012 at 8:21pm

reading back through everything.

Booklover that is fantastic - I really needed that one today too.

Haters are gonna hate - you just got to keep doing what you do.

Keep going strong.

Thanks for that.

I will post that to my webpage now. : )


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