Hang With Friends

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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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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 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 Oct 17. 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 Oct 16. 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 Oct 16. 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

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 The Flying Atheist on December 23, 2014 at 5:39pm

You can add me as a split-pea soup lover as well.  Yum.   

Sk8eycat, you better not give us your address.  You might end up with a long line of us outside your front door.  Although.......that would be fun if we all brought something to eat.  Potluck at Elaine's house!!!!! 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 5:36pm

Patricia, bay leaf is another ingredient I can live without, but I certainly have turmeric, curry powder (????) and cayenne.  There was also a bag of lentils in with all the soup ingredients, plus a small bag of Ghirardelli chocolates, 2 pears that need to soften up a bit....a LARGE bag of navel oranges  I have a bag and a half of cranberries in the freezer....and I always buy the largest bottle of cinnamon available, at least twice a year.   (I wonder if my overuse of cinnamon and allspice in practically EVERYTHING has anything to do with my blood glucose normalizing itself.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 23, 2014 at 5:21pm

Split pea soup is one of my favorites.  I add things to it for variety, but most times, I just use butter, pepper & salt.  Very economical that way.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 23, 2014 at 5:17pm

Happy for you Felaine!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 5:08pm

I wanna hug everybody!  I already hugged Mike....sevearal times.  Felt GOOOOOD!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 23, 2014 at 4:51pm

What a wonderful gift, sk8eycat!  I couldn't be happier for you. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 4:45pm're right, NO rosemary! !  It will make a simple scent decoration....maybe a sprig on the wall above each cat box....   Heh 

Just thyme, salt, pepper, onion, carrots....peas....ham, ham broth....and maybe a sprinkle of hot red pepper flakes at the table.  Oh!  And BUTTER!  I can't cook without butter.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 4:22pm

He also brought some sprigs of fresh rosemary (eww...we have a whole bush outside the front door)...I don't really like it in my food, but I think I'm going to put a red bow on it and hang it in the living room.  For remembrance.

Mike is SO incredibly NICE (and single/divorced)!  Wish I was 30 or 40 years younger......

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 4:06pm

OMNerrrrrrves!  My real estate agent just brought us a CARE package!  1 chicken, 1 ham, bananas, and everything else I need to make split pea w/ham soup.....and 4 or 5 real meals.

Excuse me; I need to cry.....   Haven't done that in ages.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 23, 2014 at 2:39pm

Oops, thought I was posting in the food group.  I'll put a pointer in there to here.


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