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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2017 at 3:16am

Patricia, I am very happy you are back with us. I like your contributions!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2017 at 3:13am

Let us not forget that the Climate Change created weather conditions that dried the forests and the soils, producing a perfect condition for distressed trees that beetles attacked leaving the weakened forests vulnerable to fires when lightning storms come through.

There are those who continue to claim that Climate Change is not happening and if it is, human activity does not cause it. 

And then there are the realities of poor forest management, "idiots who toss burning cigarettes out & leave campfires burning."

Comment by Plinius on September 1, 2017 at 1:10am

The idiots are always with us, as Jeebus said. 

Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2017 at 3:32pm

We can't forget the idiots who toss burning cigarettes out, & leave campfires burning. Then there are the ones who start fires deliberately!

Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2017 at 2:02pm

Good to hear that Carl.

Yes, Spud, beetle kill, poor management, & then our weather is hotter, drier, & winters are shorter. We don't get the cold temps for long enough now to kill the beetle, & the usual snow pack doesn't happen very often any more.

We're pretty much forest here, & then many ranches/farms, & wildlife. All were damaged, some beyond recovery.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2017 at 1:57pm

Thanks for the good news Daniel.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2017 at 1:36pm

Ian, thanks for the description of the play, St. Joan, that you watched. I looked for a video and found a 1957 version that I will watch when I can. As you can imagine, I enjoy information of that Joan. 

With you love of music, shared by Carl and Loren, you should have some good guides here to help you plan your itinerary. "Chicago/Memphis/New Orleans" seem to me to be outstanding places for music lovers, and I am, sadly, uninformed about that topic. 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 31, 2017 at 1:12pm

So many places to go, to see, to experience. It's wonderful.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 31, 2017 at 12:37pm


I haven't been there but always wanted to go camping there. We're gonna try this Oct to go camping in Vt or ?... anyplace you suggest?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2017 at 12:08pm

Thomas, I can attest to that.  I had a road trip vacation that took us through western and upstate New York and into New England;  Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and then to Boston.  This was in early October back in the 90's.  That's a beautiful time of year to be there.  And up until then, I never realized how beautiful New York state is, especially the Finger Lakes region.  


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