Hang With Friends

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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 Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 9:49am

@Carl, a very good morning to you! Realizing this will be a very busy day for you, thankfully, you can sleep through part of it. March 18 becomes a milestone year for you and the beginning of a new life. I know you will greet each morning with gratitude for the gift of life, and go to bed thankful for another day. Even the rough days have very special meaning ... you are alive! I hope you heal quickly and get to the time when you know you had the courage to do what needed to be done and glad you did it. 

Love and hugs, Joan

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2015 at 7:54am

Only saw ear mites with the cats - the vet had good stuff for it...

I hope Carl is OK. He won't know much before tomorrow.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 18, 2015 at 7:33am

Yuck, Kathy--ear mites sounds awful! Can't answer your question.

Hope Carl makes it through today. He'll be on my mind.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2015 at 9:07pm

Carl, you are probably asleep by now. Healing will begin soon. I echo Randy's statement that you should not feel obligated to notify us; we are a patient lot. So when you feel up to it we will be here. 

Comment by Ian Mason on March 17, 2015 at 2:46pm

It sounds worth a try. I use it to treat dermatitis in my ears.

Comment by k.h. ky on March 17, 2015 at 12:51pm
Here's an off the wall question. I read on a natural remedy site that hand sanitizer would cure ear mites.
Does anyone see any harm in this? I've tried the regular otc treatment but it's oily and gets dangerously close to the eyes.
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 17, 2015 at 10:08am

That quote's a keeper Joan.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 17, 2015 at 8:07am

Great quote, Joan.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 17, 2015 at 7:56am

That's a keeper quote, Joan.  Thanks!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 17, 2015 at 7:48am

Carl, I'm going to focus on the good news--the road to recovery and a long life. Here's wishing you good luck to a successful operation. Remain positive. And don't feel obligated to keep us informed.


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