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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Discussion Forum

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly 7 hours ago. 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 Steph S. on June 11, 2012 at 1:35pm
Your welcome Melinda. I make those lolcats too!
That's a cute Lolcat sk8eycat!
Thank you!
Comment by sk8eycat on June 11, 2012 at 1:18pm

Teh bestest fing aboat retyrmint iz NO MOAR OB DEZE!

Monday Bloody Monday

Comment by Lillie on June 11, 2012 at 9:40am

Patricia, so sorry about the triple crown.  However, he really has a bright future ahead of him at stud.  Hope he sires many, many triple crown candidates.  Also, glad to know they are taking good care of him.

Comment by Steph S. on June 10, 2012 at 9:56pm

Did everyone have a nice weekend?

Thanks for the link Patricia I will check that website out.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 10, 2012 at 7:26pm

That's exactly what Judy Hayes' column/blog is about this month...the twits who say "I'm so blessed" over everyday stuff like being okayed for a car loan, while something like 6,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from starvation.

Maybe Mendel and Malthus are/were gods.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 10, 2012 at 2:31pm

Afriend of mine, who ought to know better, sent me this saccharine thing (watch the video, if you can do it without barfing):

Power in Numbers
> They say mathematics is the language God used to create the universe. 

> The equations here are astounding! 


So I replied with this:

"FREETHOUGHT" = 126%  spherical head laughing animated gif
PS: That is NOT "mathematics," it's just arithmetic.  BFD.
Comment by Lillie on June 9, 2012 at 8:35pm

Patricia, I agree.  But if we could not have a triple crown, then let Phyllis Wyeth's horse Union Rags win just as he did in her dream.

Comment by Lillie on June 8, 2012 at 8:36pm

Paula, it is a sad state of affairs when you can't get elected to public office unless you are a christian.  Billy Graham's son even said President Obama isn't enough of a christian when Romney is not a christian at all.  How do they reconcile this?

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:39pm

I hope that's true Tony, but have we had our 'dark ages' yet in this country seriously? I think the slavery issue was probably akin to the dark ages, as was the genocide of the Native Americans, definitely the dark ages for millions therein, so I can be a little optimistic when considering those points in our history as having completed the cycle and say, maybe, just maybe this is the death throes of religious fundamentalism for this country...

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 8, 2012 at 6:32pm

Guys, do you think this is the last gasp we are seeing of fundamentalism rearing its head? I mean in most polls, the approval of humanistic values/equality/civil rights is winning, therefore causing this vitrolic backlash? What ya' think?


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