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

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 6, 2017 at 12:35pm

I went to see "Blade Runner 2049" last night. Great cinematography and artistic design, good acting, but disappointing story. Didn't stand up well to the original. Seemed like its main purpose was to set up sequels.

Comment by Patricia on October 1, 2017 at 8:09pm
Terrorism charges pending in Edmonton attacks
Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:09:43 EDT
Terrorism-related charges are pending against a man accused of stabbing a police officer and deliberately plowing a cube van into pedestrians in Edmonton on Saturday night, the RCMP says.
Comment by Patricia on October 1, 2017 at 8:02pm

Pets are wonderful doctors.

Comment by Patricia on September 30, 2017 at 1:15pm

Thanks everyone.

It will be interesting to see if Rick gets his call for his defibrillator/pacemaker replacement at the same time. He has to go south to Victoria, while I have to go north to Prince George for mine. His date hasn't yet been set but his pre-op is the 5th, so its quite possible.

Voting no for school upgrades???? What do they want.....someone to get hurt or killed first?

Yeah, I do a lot of the copy & reload things, but its a nuisance.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 30, 2017 at 12:40pm

Have a successful operation, Patrica.

Randall, I get upset when schools are underfunded.  It's such a easy, no-brainer investment for the future of everyone in the community.  Hope you enjoyed your time in the limelight in 2nd grade.  BTW, yesterday was also National Coffee Day. 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 30, 2017 at 10:53am

I hope your operation goes well, Patricia. One of my family in England had his done one at a time with a couple of weeks in between and that worked out fine. He did walk lopsided in the interval and had to use a walking stick but there were no serious problems.

Yes, AN notifications can be very slow. Perhaps the rest of the IT world has moved on a little faster.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2017 at 10:01am

Agreed, GC.  It can take up to 40+ seconds for something to post when the system is badly lagged.  Clicking twice might result in a double-post, so that's something to be aware of while this is going on.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2017 at 9:38am

(And it's still working that way: I clicked "Add Comment" and it sat there, but after copying my comment to the clipboard (just in case) and reloading the page, my comment did get posted.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2017 at 9:37am

At my end, the "Add Comment", "Add Reply", etc. buttons seem to be working silently. If A|N hangs after you post something, check in another tab or window -- the posting might have succeeded.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2017 at 7:46am

BTW, for all concerned, I've seen the sluggishness in A|N responding to creating posts and comments and have contacted Brother Richard about it.  As soon as he gets back to me, you'll be the first.


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