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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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 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

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 9:56pm

That's really funny!

Thanks for the picture sk8eycat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 23, 2012 at 9:50pm

sk8eycat, this seems to be the photo you tried to post. Thanks for the laugh!

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 9:01pm

Oh and Paula I really love that mascot animated GIF - really funny.

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 9:00pm

Paula that is such a funny picture! LOL

Thanks for the laugh

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 8:54pm

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/409586_326581440766538_832290818_n.jpg

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 8:26pm

This one made me LOL and I wanted to share :)

Your date left two hours ago, you drunken fool

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 8:26pm

Thank you, Patricia.  I do agree this is a great place to have fun and get support.

 

I like "Celebration of Life" phrase!  I'm going to use that when I speak on Saturday, it's perfect! :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 23, 2012 at 6:43pm

Thanks for the Hand With Friends LOLcat, Steph. And thanks for the beautiful video, sk8eycat. Us having minds "developed enough to contemplate our existence" means a lot to me too.

Beware .....Flight of fancy...

I wish we had a video with that aesthetic quality to show the moral/evolutionary challenge humanity faces today, in the context of all other possible sentient species who may have developed and faced exactly the same test. A visual glide through the our historical expanding moral/intellectual horizons, splintering into an infinite number of future scenarios fluctuating, quantum-like, with the moral vision of each. Internet connections such as ours would sparkle as small networks, pulsing on the same frequency. Meanwhile the Koch brothers squat like dark spiders at the center of other vast networks, poisoning the possibilities for survival with frantic purple tugs toward blinking out in a few hundred years.

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 6:38pm

This is a GIF from one of the ICanHazCheezburger sites.  I still laugh like crazy when I watch it and somewhere there is a longer version AND one in slow motion.  Enjoy!!

Blargh I am Dead.

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2010/8/1/fb1d43c7-e6cd-4306-9350-...

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 6:23pm
Ruth, I love your cat picture :) I have 2 rottweilers and it never fails...when they are laying down in the middle of everything and I try to step over them, they HAVE to lift their heads. At least I am prepared to grab onto the wall or piece of furniture so break my fall! lol
 

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