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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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 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 Oct 17. 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 Tony Carroll on August 8, 2012 at 1:35pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2012 at 11:30am

Love the Bill Gates/Pooper poster.  Thanks Patricia.

Comment by Plinius on August 8, 2012 at 2:05am

Sad to hear that, Patricia. I wish you both a wonderful borrowed time!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 7, 2012 at 11:06pm

BTW, stealing the kitten-and-pup. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on August 7, 2012 at 11:05pm

I've been enjoying the Olympics too, as far as I can. Sometimes work gets in the way. Even missed the final of the 10,000 metres :( 

The past few years friends have faded out of my life. I find that very sad and feel lonely sometimes. There are probably 2 reasons: first, I suffer from depression and sometimes tend to drag others down with me. Second, when others are wrong about something I tend to put them right. Both are things that annoy ME when I find them in others.

Must really do something with how I live my life. Anyway, I'm really glad to know all of you. You cheer me up no end. Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:56pm

Ian I love that Puffin pic! And the quote is outstanding.

One step at a time. That's all you can do.

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:54pm

Thank you for being my friend Melinda!

I appreciate all of you!

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:52pm

hey I just saw that cute puppy and cat picture booklover! It made me smile.

Patricia I love the no-soliciting sign and the Sam Harris picture and quote.

I have a no-soliciting sign on my door too.

I would love the attack cats one.

It does help keep the salespeople away.

Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:47pm

I just love the Attack Cats sign Grinning Cat.


Comment by Steph S. on August 7, 2012 at 9:46pm

I got behind here. I blame the Olympics!

I enjoy reading all the posts.

I hope your husband gets better soon Patricia.

I'm so glad you guys are here.

It's wonderful being in this group and having this site to go to.

My friends are all here!


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