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

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 9:11am

Perhaps I'm odd, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 13, 2015 at 9:07am

@ Plinius Hmmm, that's odd.  When I click on it, I get my latest blog post, Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action.  Why it wouldn't work for you, I have no idea.  [grumble - stinking software...!]

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:06am

BTW, I was wondering what an antique ovary looked like until my sleepy morning eyes re-read your post.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2015 at 9:03am

Wow, sk8eycat, what a star line-up!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2015 at 3:37am


I've always wanted to see one of these (an antique)..."up close and personal."

And this song always makes me think of an orrery for some reason

Comment by Plinius on July 13, 2015 at 12:51am

Loren, the link goes to 11.000 blog posts, and I'm not sure which one you mean...

Joan, my husband works in the national Museum of Education.  It was economised out of Rotterdam some years ago, but they were offered a renovated building in another town, where the museum was reopened last week. Displays are about history of education, starting in the Enlightenment, different sorts of teaching, all the varieties of education, etc. Husband made a big display of unica - artwork made for education, orreries, and other things - there was even a model guillotine for history lessons... 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 12, 2015 at 3:20pm

Chris, seems like a good way to spend a day, mounting pictures and brushing the museum cat. What type of museum does your husband work in, and what are the displays. Some interesting new creators in your midst?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 12, 2015 at 2:31pm

Hi, Chris.  Just enjoying a lazy Sunday.  I think I'll take a little nap shortly.  I wanted to sit and read for a while, but I feel a little too drowsy for that.  See you in my dreams.......

Comment by Loren Miller on July 12, 2015 at 1:59pm

I'm doing well, Chris, though I'm not very pleased with my state's Attorney General at the moment.  It seems he's been a very naughty boy.

Comment by Plinius on July 12, 2015 at 1:43pm

Nobody here? How are you all?


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