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.

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Discussion Forum

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 Plinius on September 26, 2012 at 1:52am

What a lovely garden, Joan! I'm happy it gives you such a good time!

Comment by Plinius on September 26, 2012 at 1:50am

Different and still Mozart! Thanks for the video Ian!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 26, 2012 at 12:00am

This site, full of beautiful photos, funny animal shots, great stories, lovely music, refreshes my spirit. I'm off to bed with a light heart and happy thoughts. Good night all. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 11:37pm

Hey Steph. Yes, I do, but this song really gets to me for some reason. I've never been to the high country, but I can see it in my minds eye when I hear The Eagle and the Hawk.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 11:34pm

 "Goll darn it Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore".

One of my favorite movies of all time, Napoleon. Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 11:27pm
Wish I was visiting with you in your yard Joan. Such a lovely place to be. Tony thanks for the song - I will listen to the song you posted. Do you like the song "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver? I like that song.
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 11:05pm

This song, The Eagle and the Hawk, by John Denver, is as close to a "religious" feeling I have. I picture myself back in my youth, on the banks of the Mississippi, seeing red tailed hawks, owls, egrets, and getting that tingly, hair raising on my arms, eyes tearing up slightly feeling. I still get it now, and this is one of the things that does it to me. So my friends, please enjoy.


Comment by Ian Mason on September 25, 2012 at 10:53pm

Lovely pics, all. Every season has its charm.

Joan, thanks for proving that kindness is worthwhile.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 10:43pm

Beautiful, Joan. Wish I was there with you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 25, 2012 at 10:42pm

What a great neighbor you are, Joan.  Such a rewarding experience. 


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