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

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 15, 2014 at 2:06pm

Sorry, I am having problems sending photos. I just had an upgrade and we need to do some tweaking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:04pm

I found it, Ian. It was Copenhagen, Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, Banquet Hall. 

Doesn't that look red to you? 

Whatever! I experienced Denmark as a beautiful country with very nice people. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:54pm

Ian, this is how I remember Copenhagen, incredibly bright colors, even along the roadways. Of course, there were the museums and the blue hall that was red or the red hall that was blue. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2014 at 1:42pm

@Joan Nope ... not celebrating.  Sorry!  [grin!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:36pm

Ian, you will be in for a great treat, the concert by Kraftwork. As I remember the ferry ride, the waters were so blue and looked very deep. The sky was clear blue, not a cloud in sight. The countryside fields, all dressed in green, and the houses painted in bright colors, left an impression on me and that trip probably was in the 1980s. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:25pm

Ian, I wasn't able to hear the Kraftwork, Autobahn. Try this and see if it comes through.


Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:19pm

A hat tip to Cleveland! 

Seven-pound, 14-ounce Hazel Grace was born at 10:11 a.m. on 12/13/1...

Are you celebrating Loren? 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 15, 2014 at 5:32am

Joan, the cheapest travel to Copenhagen from here is by bus, which takes the ferry from Aarhus to Kalundborg and then by road to the city. It's not much slower than a direct train. I will be going in late Feb. as I have a ticket to see Kraftwerk there.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2014 at 12:39am

I agree; sturdy boots are as good or better than spike heels.  Certainly more comfortable!

Once another shopper hit my (badly scarred) Achilles tendons with his cart from behind me.  There was nothing I could do about it but scream as loud as I could.  So I did.  The sumbi^ch didn't even stop, or say "I'm sorry."  And the store wasn't even crowded.

Comment by Plinius on December 15, 2014 at 12:06am

That praying girl makes me look into my own past, Joan. Disgusting what they do to four year olds!

And no, I can't wear high heels, but I wore sturdy boots, garanteed to make an impression.

Monday morning here: have a good week!


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