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.

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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 8, 2016 at 6:43pm

I haven't even been given any instructions yet, and it's now the weekend before. About bleeding from the artery, I'm taking 3 g of fish oil/day and some e as well. Nobody has suggested I stop. Will they say the night before the operation that I shouldn't take fish oil or e for a week before the procedure? Do you remember your instructions? My time machine is broken.

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Comment by k.h. ky on January 8, 2016 at 3:13pm
Ruth, l don't believe it was mentioned to me either until the day of. The major risk, as I understood it, was bleeding from the artery in the groin area where the tiny puncture is made. That was several years ago and may be different now.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 7, 2016 at 9:54pm

Nobody mentioned that to me.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 7, 2016 at 8:28pm
Thanks everyone but I'm fine. Just going through the early winter yuks. Lots of rain, can't get out in the yard...but I drove to bowling green sun and saw my grandson and his (my foster) dog. It was a rare sunny day.

Ruth, the heart cath isn't bad. Laying flat on your back with the pressure weight eight hours after it's done is the worst of it. That's the way mine was anyway.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 7, 2016 at 1:21pm

Thanks, k.h. ky, Joan, Plinius, and Ian. I'm scheduled for Tues, unless my health fails to improve. :)

I miss long daylight hours too.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 7, 2016 at 8:35am

I hope you pick up soon, Ruth and Kathy. The days are getting longer now.

Yes, Joan we haven't managed our world very well. Short-term monetary gain has trumped common sense time and time again.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2016 at 3:36am

Ruth, I am sorry to learn of your health problems. A heart cath sounds like some serious things going on, complicated by other variables. My hope is that you and Kathy get your vigor back soon. 

Comment by Plinius on January 7, 2016 at 2:20am

Get better soon, Ruth and Kathy!

Comment by k.h. ky on January 6, 2016 at 8:31pm
I hope you feel better soon.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 6, 2016 at 8:30pm
Me too. On the low energy. It's the shift in daylight hours that gets me. Can't get in the yard and do anything. Tiresome.

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