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

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 11 hours ago. 22 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Monday. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Jul 20. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

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

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 8:06pm

Bark Beetles, N E 1?

Comment by Steph S. on July 25, 2012 at 6:08pm

That was great stuff Tony! Thanks!

I enjoy reading all the posts here.

Thank you all.

Hope your day is going well.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm

Wow! these are great. Where do you find them, and whom do you have to 'buttonhole' to get one?

And now, for something completely different.

                                       The Larch

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 5:46pm

Secular HumoristSome of us, especially Tony, could use one of these:


Or, "Incorrigible Punster - please do not incorrige"

Or, "Invertebrate Punster - spinelessly unable to resist a pun - so slug me!"


(I used to have all three of those buttons, until I passed them along to even more deserving and "pungent" people.)


Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 5:45pm

Love the advice to know-it-all teenagers sk8eycat & Patricia.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 5:35pm

Smiled at your puns Tony and your "Very Punny.." booklover.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Puns. Yeah, I know. But I just couldn't "shade' the truth, had to call it as I saw it. (Please forgive me, for I know exactly what I do).

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Tony, a good pun is its own reword!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

Powerfully stated Tony, and I am impressed, staying within a metaphor: 'barking', 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind,  become 'rooted' in reason. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 4:27pm

Better than the manifestation in a burnt piece of toast? You decide.


Flowers and prayer cards are pinned to a tree with a scar that residents claim looks like Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Mexican representation of the Virgin Mary, in West New York, New Jersey July 14, 2012. Hundreds of onlookers have gathered daily around makeshift shrines at the base of the tree in the New Jersey town across the Hudson River.

I just don't see it. They're 'barking' up the wrong tree here. If they could just learn to 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind and become 'rooted' in reason, I think their lives would be infinitely better.




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