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

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on August 11, 2017 at 3:30pm

Congrats Ian, to you and your family!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2017 at 2:51pm

Congratulations to you and your family, Ian.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 11, 2017 at 2:01pm

Congrats, Grandpa!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 11, 2017 at 1:38pm

Congratulations, Ian, and to your daughter and her partner as well!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2017 at 1:25pm

News, not for FB or the wider world yet but I'd like friends here to know. I'm going to be a granddad! My daughter told me a few weeks ago but I was sworn to secrecy because she was only 7 weeks. Today she's had her 12-week scan and all is normal. Let joy be unconfined!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2017 at 1:21pm

I have trouble seeing the difference between 'real' and satire about religion. Some good posts, thanks.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2017 at 10:50am

Thank you, Joan.  To you as well.  I have a book here about Ingersoll that is waiting to be read.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2017 at 2:09am

Happy Ingersoll Day!

Comment by Plinius on August 11, 2017 at 12:02am

Very funny, Carl!

Comment by kathy: ky on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm
Bertold, you always post the funniest things.

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