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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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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 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

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 1:02am

Randy, sorry I missed the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall. I will watch for it on the internet. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 12:57am

Kathy, I looked for the lap dancing reference and could only find tap dancing. Now I get it. 

Ian, you have more fun than anyone I know. It is delightful to read your adventures.

Randy, looking forward to learning about your reunion! Did you notice how old the people are in your reunion as I discovered mine to be. How could they be so white-haired and bent over after 55 years. It gets even worse at the 60th. Strange how the goofy ones are still goofy, the wise ones are still wise, and the charmers still have charm. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2016 at 12:48am

April, Welcome to Hang with Friends! We are a friendly lot, looking forward to meeting you and sharing with each other. 

Comment by k.h. ky on October 8, 2016 at 12:28am
Ian, I first read that as lap dancing. Lol
I'm on jury duty again. My last term only ended 24 months ago. How I've been caught five times in less than twenty years I don't have a clue. I know people who have never been called. Not once. Just another thing that puzzles me. Started oct fifth. Now I'm on the hook till Dec 31.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 7, 2016 at 10:49pm

I've been out and about this week. Among other things to an art exhibition that involved tapdancing and bouncing on a trampoline. All part of an installation series by the Icelandic Love Corporation. Also been to see a film: 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' which was also a lot of fun.

Comment by April Niccolai on October 7, 2016 at 3:22pm

Thanks Ian! I'm still trying to get used to it. I've never been on a website that uses... I'm not sure.. Is it a content management system? Still trying to figure out how the site itself works haha.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 7, 2016 at 3:15pm

Welcome, April. Yes, we're a straightforward and honest bunch here. Hope you enjoy being a part of the group.

Comment by April Niccolai on October 7, 2016 at 2:42pm

Just joined! Looks legit :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 4, 2016 at 3:52pm

Skins & skinless made me smile.  Thanks Carl.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 4, 2016 at 11:27am

Sounds like a fun weekend, Randy.  So, in gym class did you split into two teams?  Skins and skinless?

 

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