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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

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 8 hours ago. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on February 26, 2015 at 1:20pm

I hope she'll be back. I can understand her - I also felt like running away in stormy weather, but I stayed; you can't run away from such things. Or you must want the hermit-life.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 26, 2015 at 1:03pm

I miss having Sk8eycat here on a regular basis.  She pops in and out as a member and then a non-member.  I wish she'd stay, because I adore her and her musings. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 26, 2015 at 12:41pm

I enjoy Felaine's humor, with the possible exception of that remark, if it was humor.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 26, 2015 at 12:38pm

I'm quite literal minded as well.  I took Felaine's remark as literal, and still am not sure.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2015 at 10:06pm
I took Sk8eycats remark to be a humorous one.

Point taken k.h.ky! I'm doggedly literal minded.

Happy birthday, Plinius.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 25, 2015 at 5:53pm

Happy Birthday Chris.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 25, 2015 at 5:51pm

Another funny saying Cat.  Saving it.

Comment by k.h. ky on February 25, 2015 at 3:15pm
That's funny cat. Reminded me of the woman they asked how she stayed married 50 years. She replied 'you don't get a divorce'.
Comment by Grinning Cat on February 25, 2015 at 11:33am

Birthdays are good for you: Statistics show that those who have the most live the longest. Happy Birthday, Chris!

Comment by Plinius on February 25, 2015 at 11:26am

Thanks, all of you!

Fly with me. Ready for take-off.....

 

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