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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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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera on Thursday. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:50pm
And... Happy mothers day.
Comment by k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:48pm
Oops, didn't see where you had already found it.
Comment by k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:46pm
Joan, a peep or my peeps in slang is 'my people'.
I'm not sure if that's the meaning your were looking for.
Comment by k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:44pm
Thanks all. I too was, and am, lousy at math.
I think that's why I'm so proud of her.
Comment by sk8eycat on May 11, 2014 at 1:40pm

Whoops!  It's "The Temple of the Innersprings."  I goofed.

The song is on Barker's CD, "Friendly Neighborhood Atheist."

(I love to listen to him play the piano...something I could never learn to do.)

Comment by sk8eycat on May 11, 2014 at 1:30pm

"Church of the Innerspriings" is a line from one of Dan Barker's songs, "Sunday Morning Blues"

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 12:09pm

Ian, "Fear has two meanings" states what I believe. There are times to run and I have done that. Nothing else seemed to work. After running, fear grabbed me by the collar and told me to get busy. Plant that garden, get that job even if it was minimum wage, get more education, raise my kids to be moral and ethical human beings with love for themselves and for diversity. Oh! it was quite a ride. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 12:03pm

Carl, I like your orange man picking himself up. I am reposting. 

Randall, you take beautiful photos. What kind of camera do you use? This sunrise shot amazes me, with the rock bridge and realizing it as a phenomenon of nature fills me with awe. 

"Church of the Innersprings", Felaine, you do have a special way with words! 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 11, 2014 at 11:32am

Something I picked up on FB.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 11:27am

I want to take just a moment to celebrate rants! They are the food that feeds ideas, that gives energy to concepts, that provides thought to events happening as we write and speak. 

I want to give a hat-tip to Ruth for her very insightful, precise, concrete experiences of reality. Even more importantly, she offers material upon which to chew; ideas that are out of the mainstream of thought, she offers options to complex concepts! 

Ruth, A hat-tip to excellence, not perfection, but stupendous, considerate, impressive, extraordinary, talented, amazing things you do: 

By the way, what is a peep? 

Oh! according to Wiktions, "Shortened from people, with simplified spelling, + -s to emphasize the plurality of the word".

 

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