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

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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 7:41am

Replacement Darwin Fish legs is funny!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 7:36am

Tony, I love the God Sent Darwin bumper sticker!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 7:30am

That's a fascinating video (or whatever) Patricia.  Do you know if it's real, and if so why is the dog walking like that?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 16, 2012 at 5:55am

Heading off to work. Ya'll have a great day!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 16, 2012 at 12:31am

Great dog pics, thanks!

I would have to do some research to evaluate that wheat free diet. There are so many diet claims and diet books. I saw one study that compared health of people who had various kinds of diets and was surprised to learn that those who ate lots of pasta did well. Now I can't find a link. Sorry. Pasta is also part of a Mediterranean diet. So I have questions.

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 10:00pm
That's true Tony - friends do come in all shapes and sizes - thanks for the cute pic!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 15, 2012 at 9:36pm

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Cherish them at all times.

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 8:56pm

booklover - I love the cat and dog picture! Wow - so many cool pictures today to add to my collection.

And Tony - that bumper sticker is awesome!

HUGS to everyone too!

I enjoy being here with all of you - you guys are wonderful!

Comment by Paula T. on August 15, 2012 at 8:26pm
booklover! That picture made me LOL! Pure love from a puppy and the kitteh wants no part of it :P

Tony, that car owner is brave! I would love to put a Darwin fish on my car, but afraid moral, tolerant believers will rip off it's poor legs, although you can buy replacement legs...
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 15, 2012 at 8:22pm

Hi guys. Just got home from work and found my inbox waiting with posts. When I've had a really busy day, I so look forward to what you guys have been up to here on the Nexus, and I'm never disappointed. Hugs, hugs, and hugs to all! Great to have all my friends here. You might enjoy this one.


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