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 8 hours ago. 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 Randall Smith on December 2, 2014 at 7:34am

So, in looking up the Everly Brothers, I discovered (or had forgotten) Phil died last January. They both were heavy smokers and drug users. (And it's Ronstadt--I think!)

Roads coated with ice this morning. Think I'll stay home. Welcome December.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 1, 2014 at 7:52am

I love looking up people from my childhood--"googling", that is. When I looked up Linda Rondstat (sp?) the other day, I was surprised at how old she looked! Next on my list, the Everly Bros. All I want to do is dream....!

Comment by Plinius on December 1, 2014 at 2:00am

Oh! I missed the pj party! Monday morning here, mist and rain (come and get it!) and I'm off to the dentist. Waving to you!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 1, 2014 at 1:01am

Felaine, a beautiful photograph.  You must have loved skating in such wonderful costumes. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 1, 2014 at 12:56am

NOT exactly Sally Rand, but we did use big white ostrich feather fans in this number:

White Peacock 2

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 1, 2014 at 12:09am

I love these old clips from the "What's My Line" game show.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 30, 2014 at 11:57pm

Sally Rand spent several years working in Chicago in the late 1920's and early 1930's.  She is a legend around here and is often a topic of conversation when discussing the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.  As the Wikipedia article mentions, she was quite the scandalous attraction.  Hubba-hubba!   

Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 11:02pm

Aaaarrrrghghghg!  We had a VERY light rain all day today, and our land-line is giving us nothing but static again.  WTF is the matter with the phone company?  I pay $4 a month for line repair, and get Jack Schidt.

What a weekend this has been.....

Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 10:02pm


Actually, she was 4 years older than RAH, but they WERE friends.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 9:53pm

Is that Sally Rand?  She was a classmate of Robert A. Heinlein in Kansas City....


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