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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.

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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 18, 2016 at 1:38pm

I woke up to 59°F and the snow vanished. A surprise.

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 18, 2016 at 1:09pm

That song didn't make any sense to me, so no; I didn't care for it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 18, 2016 at 12:59pm

That was one weird song. I agree with Hemant - it needs to replace all other Christmas carols.

Comment by Daniel W on December 17, 2016 at 7:08pm

That is a weird and beautiful and disturbing piece ::-).  Someone has a twisted mind!

Randy dont slip on the yellow ice!

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2016 at 2:25pm

I think it's about the standard religious scam: you get saved from an imaginary danger, after that they can do anything to you...

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 17, 2016 at 1:44pm

To me, a noteworthy part of that weird song is when Jesus tells the narrator he's not allowed to be a Christian anymore. Wouldn't that mean he's no longer under Jesus's authority, so he's a Christian again, but then he has to do as Jesus says, so he's not, so he doesn't, so he is, so he does, so he isn't... Epimenides (or Schrodinger?) would be spinning in his grave!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 17, 2016 at 1:25pm

That song?psalm?carol? is very strange and I'm going to have to share it around.

Same here with the weather, Chris but the Danish met. service predicts a change in the new year with the wind coming from Siberia so don't pack your warms socks away just yet.

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2016 at 8:19am

Hibernate - sounds good! Here it's overcast, dark and drizzly, with now and then a little night frost.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 17, 2016 at 8:02am

I wondered why there was no traffic on my county road this morning. When I put the dog out to pee, I discovered why: ICE! No choice but to hibernate today.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 17, 2016 at 6:32am

Cleveland has been a bit weird here, weather-wise.  A couple days ago, we got 8-10 inches of snow, accompanied by temps in the teens to single digits.  This morning it is currently 30°F with a predicted high in the 40s and RAIN in the forecast, before the thermometer takes another dump.

Hibernate?  Don't tempt me!

 

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