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.

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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 Randall Smith on September 18, 2016 at 7:51am

My father suffered from Meniers for 50 years. He'd be bed-ridden for a day or two. So I know how you must be suffering, Chris. He never found a treatment. However, he didn't go deaf and lived to 97--good news for you.

Comment by Plinius on September 17, 2016 at 10:21am

Thanks, Spud! Ear specialist shortly, and we'll see what advice I'll get there.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 17, 2016 at 7:06am

Sorry you have health problems Plinius.  When you start with hearing aids, I'll be interested in hearing your results.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on September 17, 2016 at 1:46am

Let's hope that helps you then.

Comment by Plinius on September 17, 2016 at 1:34am

No treatment so far, Quiana. What worries me most is that I'll slowly get deaf, and I had planned to go on teaching for years. But in time we'll see what hearing aids can do.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 16, 2016 at 11:28pm
They are all excellent!
Comment by k.h. ky on September 16, 2016 at 11:27pm
GC. Loved the 25 reasons. I hesitated to click it because I've always loathed the man. Glad I did.
Comment by Qiana-Maieev on September 16, 2016 at 9:54pm

Can that be treated, Plinius? 

Comment by Loren Miller on September 16, 2016 at 9:58am

GC, your sites on vaccines & autism and ministers forced to marry gay couples are PREMIUM!  Thanks for putting those up!

Comment by Plinius on September 16, 2016 at 9:46am

A present but from whom? Sinterklaas? Anyway, I've got Ménière - a present I can't refuse. It explains a lot about dizziness, deafness, etc. Dank u, Sinterklaas!


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