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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 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 Oct 17. 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 Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 3:25pm

I see two problems with this: 1)

1) the insurance companies had a hand in writing the program; 

2) this will slow down or stop the push for single payer health plans.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 25, 2015 at 10:16am

GOOD NEWS!  The Supreme Court has upheld subsidies for Obamacare!  What's more, it was a 6-3 decision!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 25, 2015 at 1:53am

Yes, Joan, eye-candy:  one of the great little pleasures of life. 

Comment by Plinius on June 25, 2015 at 1:00am

I've read the book in the meantime - well worth reading!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2015 at 10:19pm

Loren, the interview was conducted by Savage: 

Adam Savage Interviews 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir - The Talking...

A great interview and a great teaser making me want to see the movie. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2015 at 10:13pm

Carl, the video not only cheers me up but gives me some eye-candy to enjoy as well. 

canta corazon. alejandro fernandez.wmv

Comment by Loren Miller on June 24, 2015 at 9:20pm

I guess I've lost track, Joan - which interview and which film?

Comment by Randall Smith on June 24, 2015 at 7:24am

Carl, not my style, but it IS "feel good" music. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're doing well. You sound happy enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2015 at 11:30pm

Loren, a great interview! I love problem-solving films and this one sounds like problems from beginning to end. Savage's office looks like mine, floor to ceiling, wall to wall books.  Andy Weir seems like a nice fellow, interesting the way he wrote his books. I look forward to the film. 

 Andy Weir’s

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 23, 2015 at 11:14pm

Thanks, Sk8eycat.  I really enjoyed the Jimmy Buffett song. 

I've been listening to a lot of Spanish and Portuguese ballads the past couple of years.  They are so beautiful and emotional.  I built an entire Pandora Music Radio station around them. 

The video I posted earlier, Canta Corazon (Heart Song), was sung by Mexican international superstar Alejandro Fernandez

I hope nobody here minds, but here is another version of the same song.  This is sung by Peruvian Gian Marco, who actually composed the song.  It's performed at a slower tempo with a Reggaeton shuffle feel.  I think it's great.




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