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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 6 hours ago. 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 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 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 Joan Denoo on September 21, 2012 at 12:28am

Good night, sleep tight

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 21, 2012 at 12:21am

Why on earth would anyone want a unicorn hat for a cat?! I guess people are willing to buy anything that is for sale. They better read some of the stuff I write on economic forecasts. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 20, 2012 at 10:40pm

Wow Steph. Really like this one. Going to repost. Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:37pm

Tony your comment on the rainbow cat reminded me of this popular Internet meme.

So funny.

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:36pm

Pleasant dreams everyone!

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:31pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 10:30pm

Yeah - that's so funny Tony - the ad says "cats love it" - and look at the cats face - priceless. Thanks!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 20, 2012 at 9:48pm

Boy, does he look pissed. Probably because he doesn't have a rainbow behind him, like the kitty on the box! Hahahaha! LOL! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2012 at 6:16pm

Oh my goodness, So many stomach and digestive problems. How do you keep your spirits up? Do you think our ancestors had such problems, or are they modern conditions? Do you belong to support groups, or related newsletters? Does organic food help? 

I am really sorry to learn of your health problems, Melinda and Patricia. 

Thanks for the feedback, Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 20, 2012 at 11:48am

Digestive problems can be really debilitating. I've got a step-mum and a sis-in-law with them and can see how they suffer at times. I read a little while ago (here?) that there are 100 millions neurons in the digestive system. That's compared with 100 billion in the brain, but does indicate that the stomach etc. are the body's "second brain". I regularly get constipation and reflux when I travel because most countries in the world, unlike Denmark, chlorinate the water and that kills my digestion. I now take my own Danish full-corn rye bread everywhere I go.


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