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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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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 sk8eycat on August 13, 2012 at 6:03pm

Claudia: "...Jesus as one of his own" WHAT?  Myths?  Folk tales?  As far as I know, the "Jesus" of the gospels is/was 100% fiction. Same as Noah, Moses, and Abraham.  They are all folk heroes, like William Tell and Rip van Winkle.

No evidence for any of them.

Forget about it and get on with your own life.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 4:20pm

Yeah, just struck me as off-center, tilted, silliness. Right up my alley!

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 4:04pm
I love that Tony!! Lol!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 4:01pm

Hey Melinda, total non-sequitor (sp?) here, but when I saw this, I snorted and thought of you. Don't know why, except you like silly, funny things too. :) -Kinda Pythonesque.

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 1:12am
Glad to have you back Tara! Thanks for joining my group! Glad to have you!
Comment by Ian Mason on August 12, 2012 at 10:34pm

Welcome back, Tara.

Comment by Tara on August 12, 2012 at 9:53pm

Hi all!  I've been gone on hiatus for almost a year it seems as I've been bogged down with school/work/kids.  

*insert rambling, near-whiny whimpering and general grumpy explanations here*

Anyway, glad to see that things are still pretty active around here... Lots of stuff to read up on!  :)

Comment by Steph S. on August 12, 2012 at 4:10pm
Great sign Patricia!
Have a great day everyone!
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2012 at 12:01pm

I agree with you all about kids and lack of courtesy, but not about arising time.

In the summer, I want to get out and get things done before the searing heat hits, so I get up at 4 AM.  I can tell I'm in the minority because most stores open at 8, or 9 or 10AM.  A pox upon them!

Comment by dr kellie on August 11, 2012 at 10:55pm

Thanks.  It is never graphic.  Just enough affection to disturb the parents, not the children.  I would never hurt a child.  Even though I don't like them:)

 

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