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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W 14 hours ago. 10 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 18 hours ago. 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 on Wednesday. 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 Steph S. on July 1, 2012 at 10:43am

Happy 4th of July US members.

Have a great week to the non US members not celebrating 4th of July.

Anyone doing anything fun?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 1, 2012 at 1:46am

I'm getting irritated: "Tea Party, "Tebow".... sounds too much like my favorite beverage. 

Guess I'll have to go back to Coca Cola.  Does anybody else remember Imogene Coca?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 1, 2012 at 1:29am

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others." Matthew 6:5

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2012 at 11:02pm

@Lillie: Thee is an unauthorized biography of El Ron (I forget the author's name) titled Bare-Faced Messiah.  He said so many times that founding a religion was the easiest way to become a millionaire in the USA.  He was right.  It was certainly more lucrative than writing pulp fiction, which is how he started out.  I think his WWII military record is mostly fiction.

As for Tebow...that self-righteous, arrogant S.O.B....I wish smoke, or some kind of vapor would pour out of his ears while he's doing his act in public so that the whole world can see what's really happening....

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Actually, I'd like to see that happen to everybody who gets their jollies by praying in public.

Comment by Chris Dodds on June 30, 2012 at 9:00pm

@ Lillie Fleur Yeah, you'd think that a guy would have more sense than to get down on one knee and close his eyes in the middle of a field where a bunch 200 lb guys wearing helmets, body armor, and cleats are running around.

Comment by Lillie on June 30, 2012 at 8:48pm

Have been watching the Olympic trials all of this week and god is very popular among the athletes.  Some even do a Tim Tebow.  (I am so sick of Tim Tebow.  I am hoping New York will take the wind out of his sails.)

Comment by Lillie on June 30, 2012 at 8:39pm

Apparently, Scientology begins indoctrinating kids at age 5 so this must have motivated Katie to make the break at this time.  She was raised Catholic so it is a wonder she joined Scientology in the first place.  Of course, they are both big on fantasy.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2012 at 1:47pm

booklover, The friend who sent that Canadian flag-thing to me picked it up from FB (I don't "do" FB...tried it several years ago, heard from so many people...classmates...that I never liked, that I unsubscribed after the first week.). One characteristic of Canadians that isn't mentioned on that goodie is that they are sincerely polite. 

For instance, when two lanes of traffic have to merge into one lane, they actually take at a time.  They don't try to cut other drivers off, and there's no bird-flipping at the driver who needs to merge in front of them.  They just quietly let them in instead of crowding them over to the shoulder.  I don't think the arrogant, self-involved GOP me-firsters could tolerate that.

As for fireworks shows, I wish I could invite everyone in here who has been sufferiing from the unseasonable heat to my home (in Burbank, CA) for the 4th of July. The days have been a tad too warm, but the evenings and nights are still cool, and the Chamber of Commerce puts on a great show from a park in the hills directly above us.  Some of our neighbors bring folding chars and snacks (and beer...and soft drinks), and we party on the front lawn, because our house is on a corner, and we have the best line-of-sight on the block.  Don't even really need chairs; I usually sprawl on the crabgrass.  (No porta-potties, tho.  You'd better take care of that before you leave home.  The show only lasts half an hour, anyway.)  We all Ohhhh and Ahhhh, and applaud, and just have fun.

The people who actually drive (or take a bus) up to the park can also enjoy a concert and other festivities, but I like being with my neighbors.  We've all lived here for decades.


Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2012 at 12:02am

Anyone who knows anything about the ElRonners, and still stays with it has to be blind.

As for our nasty whites-only tea party idiots:



Comment by Lillie on June 29, 2012 at 9:09pm

Patricia, I say what took her so long.


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