Hang With Friends

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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.

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.

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Discussion Forum

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on December 20, 2014 at 1:12am

Loren, I like the Beach Boy song; never heard it before. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2014 at 1:00am

Stealing, Patricia :-D

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 20, 2014 at 12:44am

Why have I never heard that Beach Boys song before?!!  It was released in 1979.  I was a freshman in high school.  How did it unknowingly slip past me? 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 19, 2014 at 11:30pm

To all of my A|N Friends ... You NEED Good Timing!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2014 at 7:48pm

Patricia, I just now found the "A Moose in a Maple Tree - The All Canadian 12 days of Christmas". How cute! 

I sent it to my grandkids and great-grandkids. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 19, 2014 at 7:34pm

@Patricia Those are EXCELLENT ... and I think I'm gonna swipe 'em BOTH!

@Carl That is HILARIOUS!

Comment by Pat on December 19, 2014 at 6:44pm

Good ones, Patricia.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2014 at 5:28pm

Patricia, those are two great posts.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2014 at 5:17pm

Carl, your Lincoln poster speaks to reality. Oh, how many times I have goofed, even as I always check for validity. Sometimes the source I check is the same source as the original. Two or more people sourcing the same false resource all come up with an error. 

Patricia, I like and saved your two posters, one on choking and the other on blasphemy. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2014 at 5:05pm

I have a correction to make. The piece I quoted was from Sasha Sagan and posted on April 26, 2014 by Soren Dreier. I will bring the quote up again:

"You’re connected to the generations through DNA — and, even farther back, to the universe, because every cell in your body was cooked in the hearts of stars. We are star stuff".

Sorry that I added to the confusion. Sasha Sagan is Carl Sagan's daughter.

Soren Dreier is a close family friend of the Sagan family. 

Soren Sagan is not related to the Carl Sagan family. 


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