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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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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 Idaho Spud on July 28, 2012 at 4:10pm

Bandito cat is very funny!

Comment by Steph S. on July 28, 2012 at 2:02pm

Joan - thanks for the cats and books picture. I agree with booklover - now we just need some coffee in the picture.

I love coffee. Having chocolate truffle coffee today.

Comment by Steph S. on July 28, 2012 at 2:00pm

Love that LOL picture booklover!

Awesome

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2012 at 2:51am

sk8eycat, photo of Edward Gorey "Books, Cats, Life is Good" didn't come through. Is this the one? 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 28, 2012 at 2:24am

The story said the couple had been attending that church fo some time, but were not official members.  Still, I'm sure they put their money in the plate every Sunday.... 

I hope they at least find another church, but even better I would like them to think things through and join FFRF.

As for Chris' comment about "what woman would WANT to be in their parrty?"  I have wondered for decades, ever since I realized how anti-female ALL the Abrahamic religions have been for millennia, about women who want to be rabbis, priests, ministers of any kind. If they want to help people, there are all kinds of other public service organizations, plus medicine, etc. that feed, house, clothe, find jobs, and educate the needy...without trying to "save" their non-existant souls.

I wish someone would poll women cleric about why they went into The World's Oldest Profession.  (Shaman, Priests, etc., have been around a lot longer than prostitutes.  Who do you think decided women's sexual freedom was "wrong"?)

Comment by Steph S. on July 28, 2012 at 12:55am
Tony I saw that article on CNN and was just appalled by that. It saddens me that there are people like that out there.
Comment by sk8eycat on July 28, 2012 at 12:26am

Tony...I wanted to scream, "What the hell YEAR is this, anyway?"  But you already made my point.

To those of us who were already adults in the 1960s, this is shocking and appalling.  You'd think that after 50 years these bigots would either have died out, or gotten over themselves, but they must have passed the disease on to their children.

And you're right about the "pastor."  He is supposed to lead his sheep in the right direction, not let them intimidate him.

I feel sorry for the couple, and ALL xians should be ashamed.

Comment by Plinius on July 28, 2012 at 12:19am

That is the fantastic´christian love´ - but I cannot get why the couple would WANT to marry in such a loving church...

Here it's the same: the most backward rightwing churches want to go on discriminating even if the law says they shouldn't. One of those churches and the connected (all male) political party lost the right to keep women out of their authority structure this month - but they'll go on being stupid. And I wonder what woman would WANT to be in their party?

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 27, 2012 at 11:12pm

Okay, calming down now. How these steaming mounds of odiferous, malodorous, reeking, excreted fecal material can call themselves christian, much less human, is beyond my capacity. I mean WTF? In 2012? Really?

And the leader of this flock of shit, acquiesces to save his job? Where is your morality, or is lip service all you are willing to give to racism? All it takes for racism, homophobia, intolerance, prejuidice to flourish is for you to do NOTHING! Obviously, that is what he is good at. There are times when doing the right thing is going to cost. And cost big. This is one of those times. STAND UP!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 27, 2012 at 10:27pm

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I don't Know what to say. Speechless. And these are suppose to be Christians.

 

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