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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2016 at 3:07am

Joan, the local job center is trying to organize another 'practical' period for me at a local company. I don't know if that will lead to anything but I refuse worry about such minor things as work.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2016 at 2:24am

Nice site, Joan! I started teaching a fortnight ago, and most of the students I knew already. They are all interesting in their own way, but it depends what you want to see..

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2016 at 9:04pm

Chris, sorry I missed your beginning date of teaching. Do you have some interesting students this year? Thanks for the pronunciation of Rien, sounds like Reen,

pronounce Rien click to hear sorry, the pronunciation cannot be heard here. If you go to the address, you should be/ might be able to hear it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2016 at 7:22pm

Thanks, Daniel, for the pronunciation guide for your last name. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2016 at 4:34pm

Spud, please tell me what you found when you said, "I've found one or two things that I like better,

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2016 at 4:25pm

Spud, with your Mac, you should be able to put a finger from each hand in the middle of the screen and then move them away from each other. The print should grow larger. Do the opposite to make the print smaller. 

Another option is to put two fingers on the pad and tap. The print should get larger or smaller. Don't count on it tho. It doesn't always work. 

You already know about Control + or _. It is dependable for me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2016 at 3:04pm

Oh! Boy! We have found an unmet need. options?

1. call their home phone

2. call a family member

3. call a neighbor

4. check in daily to some designated person




Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 3, 2016 at 3:00pm

But we would miss you, Randall.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 3, 2016 at 2:45pm
I saw Vancouver WA was slso on the list. ugly, but it mskes the point that tnis is not Vancouver Canada.
Comment by Qiana-Maieev on September 3, 2016 at 2:13pm

I've had potatoes like that, but rather than a religious experience, I just thought is was just going rotten & trashed them.

I guess that makes me a sinner! Again!


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