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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 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.

Thanks.

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!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 7, 2012 at 9:40pm

Patricia, right on with Bill Gates compared to the Bishop of Rome (whose church can well afford to pay for his security etc.)!

(I didn't know about the Catholic church's position on vaccines, either... something about the rubella vaccine originating from cell lines from aborted fetuses.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 7, 2012 at 9:27pm

Turns out that that "No Soliciting" sign is for sale at etsy.com. The artist, Matthew Flansburg, has several variations including one with "attack cats".

"No Religion!" is better and more general than similar signs' "We found Jesus" or "We are happy with our religion."

Other Etsy sellers have signs like "No Soliciting - unless you're a kid" and "No Soliciting - unless you have Thin Mints".

Comment by dr kellie on August 7, 2012 at 9:18pm

Don't give up on having social circles, if you want them.  I found good company in my local progressives group.  Not everyone is atheist, but most are.  I find them all quite delightful.  And well educated. 

 

And note that I live in the middle of Texas!

Comment by Paula T. on August 7, 2012 at 8:58pm
Patricia, my boyfriend's two younger daughters (16 & 13) are both immature, narcissistic, and want what they want and they want it now. They think daddy is made of money. He's been trying to make up for their mom passing away over 10 years ago and I'm finally helping him see that he hasn't done them any favors.

I'd love that No Soliciting sign, too! I never think to get the small bumper sticker type one for my front door. Although...the last time we had Mormons come to the house my atheist son spent over 30 minutes discussing religion, beliefs, and asking them why they believe. I was very proud of him :)
 

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