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 yesterday. 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 April 16, 2015 at 12:48am

This is Joan's daughter, Laura. Joan asked me to post here to let you know that she's in the hospital, she's fine, and that she is just having her digestive tract rebalanced.

She will be without her computer during her stay there, but I am planning on taking it in with me during visiting hours so that she can catch up with all of you.

I sure hope that I'm posting this message in the right place!


Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2015 at 6:54pm

Another cheezburger that had me in stitches.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2015 at 6:32pm

Thought you'd all get a kick out of this one.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2015 at 4:54pm

Thanks for the wildlife observation. It cheers me that you have such a great window during your recovery.

Keep sending updates. How's the pain? How is your appetite?

I'm so relieved you're feeling up to internet use. I feared you'd be gone for a while.

Get Well, Love!

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2015 at 4:01pm

Say what you want about marketing or self-promotion.  I think the following is JUST ... PLAIN ... NEAT!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2015 at 1:05pm

Joan, do not follow the rabbit down any holes or eat any mushrooms offered to you by caterpillars.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

It is snowing, deer run by my bedroom window each morning.  A white rabbit sits on a stump on occasion.

Comment by k.h. ky on April 14, 2015 at 9:07am
That's funny Joan. Not funny ha ha but odd. I dreamed about you a couple nights ago. You just made one of those odd appearances in my dream. I'm sure it was because I had been reading a post of yours prior to going to sleep.
Get better soon.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 8:29am

Good one, Bertold.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 8:25am

Joan, glad you have good family to take care of you.


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