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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.

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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 Joan Denoo on April 23, 2015 at 5:26pm

Chris, what a fantastic group of words! I shared on Facebook with attribution to Chris of AtheistNexus.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 23, 2015 at 2:15pm

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. Does that mean changes in your life-style and/or medication? Those I know who have had new knees have been enthusiastic about the results. There are limitations on mobility but the pain relief is good.

I'd like to hear how that Russian man gets on with his whole-body transplant. I've been feeling like I need one the past couple of years.

Comment by Plinius on April 23, 2015 at 1:28am

Joan told she was free to leave the hospital, but she'll go to her family first, I guess.

If you find that refresh button, Ruth, please tell me where? I try to get things off my list of challenges, but it grows longer.....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2015 at 4:36pm

I miss Joan too, Ian.

LOL on your grandmother anecdote, k.h. ky!

Had a cardio stress test and echocardiogram today. It looks as if I just crossed the threshold from young-old to old-old, by adding heart patient to my otherwise lengthy list of challenges. I need a refresh button.

Meanwhile hubby goes to get a total knee replacement tomorrow. We got a rental stair lift installed.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 20, 2015 at 11:10am

Hello folks. Been in England for the weekend. Saw some family, 4 generations of them from Old Dear in a care home to wide-eyed toddlers wondering who the strange man was. Feeling refreshed and renewed now.

I miss Joan. Hope she's doing well.

Comment by Plinius on April 19, 2015 at 1:29am

Some grandmother, Kathy!

Comment by k.h. ky on April 18, 2015 at 11:37pm
Ruth, that is just so sweet!!
I could pass along a remedy of my grandmother's. She drank a mixture of 2% water with 98% whiskey. She lived to be 98 and was never sick a day in her life. But, she did lay out under the front porch a lot ;)
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2015 at 9:56pm

Pass this on to Joan, please Laura.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:52am

Loren, the message to space was neat and the marketing was not bad until I watched their "behind the scenes" video.  There they bagged about their cars something terrible.  Indicating that no other car could have done the job.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:49am

Thanks Laura.

 

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