Information

Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
Members: 884
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

A comment is a shout-out, which will get lost in a few days, because the comment wall is just a random stack.

Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Hang With Friends to add comments!

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!

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 17, 2016 at 4:41am

That song's new to me (and quite weird) - thanks!

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2016 at 3:06am

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/16/listen-to-t...

You've probably heard this already, beautiful singing!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2016 at 11:07pm
No warm front here in the forecast.

Goodnight, Ruth. Goodnight, all. :)
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2016 at 11:00pm

We're likely to "hibernate" till that warm front too.

Good night all!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 16, 2016 at 9:48pm
Warm front coming through with highs mid 60s tomorrow. Then it's going to drop 40° for a high temp of 17 on Sunday :(
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2016 at 9:02pm

Kathy, we've had snow here and it's been VERY cold.  It's snowing again right now and the extreme cold temperatures will continue through the weekend.  I haven't been out at all.  Luckily I haven't had the need to go anywhere.  I'm just hibernating.  Although in a few days I'll need to have someone take me grocery shopping.  I usually can do that on my own, but not in this weather.  Too cold, too snowy, and too icy.

Hope you're staying warm.  :)

Comment by kathy: ky on December 16, 2016 at 7:58pm
Carl are you snowed in yet?
We're supposed to get freezing rain by sun
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 16, 2016 at 8:29am

Joan, the thumbtack video is where he bellyflops onto 1500 thumbtacks from a ladder.  Daniel mentioned it and I saw the place you can click on to see it, but I did not click on it.  You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eXldURi1I8

Comment by Randall Smith on December 16, 2016 at 7:36am

Speaking of something I can't stand to watch on TV: 

The ACLU has sued the small community of Knightstown, IN for putting a cross on top of the town's Christmas tree. So, of course, the townspeople are all up in arms (actually, in crosses) protesting the board's decision to take the cross down. It is so maddening to listen to the religious nuts complain. They just don't get it. Worse, the local TV stations make such a big deal out of it. Isn't there more worthy news out there? I'm with Joan.

 

Members (881)

 
 
 

About

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2018   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service