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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 20 hours ago. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 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 Oct 16. 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 Oct 16. 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

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 Bertold Brautigan on Friday

Thanks for posting those, Daniel. I haven't been paying a lot of attention. There's also an interesting one in Oregon, BM 97. It would tax corporations with over $25M annual revenue at 2.5%. Of course the usual corporate shills are out screeching about what a bad idea it is.

Comment by k.h. ky on Friday
If ky ballots looked like those I would be excited too :)
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on Friday

Yay!  Our ballots came in the mail!

There were some interesting ballot measures, too.

Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday
Speaking of windmills, my county (in Indiana) has a controversy raging on whether to permit landowners to have them built or not. I'm not sure who has the final word--zoning comission?
Comment by Qiana-Maieev on Wednesday

Nice to see pictures of your areas, and the windmill is very scenic.

The USA election is a fright, and unfortunately it will affect the rest of us. 

Saw  quickie interview with Melania, & she comes across as a zombie who parroted what hubby said. I cannot see her coming anywhere near Mrs. Obama's shoes!

Comment by k.h. ky on Wednesday
I've found a prayer I can get behind. By Chuck Lorre:

A nonpartisan, nondenominational prayer for America
Please make this election be over soon
Comment by Ian Mason on Wednesday

Now and again a cartoon says more than a philosopher.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Wednesday

Thanks for the link, Ian. I always remember Summertime Blues from the Live at Leeds album.

Comment by Ian Mason on Wednesday

Camus siad something about autumn being a second spring where all the trees are flowers. A nice thought.

Bertold, I remember The Dave Clark Five too. They were a bit of a joke among some music fans but I liked them at the time.

My inspiration for the bass and the notion that bass players are cool is, of course, the late, great John ' Thunder Fingers ' Entwistle of The Who. While the other 3 in the group were leaping about and wrecking things, he stood stock still and played a storm. Heard but not seen much in this clip.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

I like the fall colors from Chris and Loren.  We don't get much of a show here.  Wrong kinds of trees for the most part.  Lots of Elm.


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