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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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 3:36pm

Sounds exotic.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2018 at 3:36pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2018 at 3:35pm

I'm in Morocco and enjoying it. A couple of snaps from the Casbah, Rabat.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2018 at 3:33pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 22, 2018 at 8:58am

How is your foot Joan?  It was your foot that broke, wasn't it?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 22, 2018 at 7:24am

Happy-happy, Joan!  Have a GREAT B-day!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 22, 2018 at 6:59am

Happy birthday, Joan.

Comment by Patricia on January 22, 2018 at 2:17am

Your special dinner sounded tasty!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:15am

Thank you, Patricia, for the lovely flowers and birthday greeting, and Chris (Plinius) thank you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2018 at 2:08am

Randy, 82 years old and delighted to reach this age and see this incredibly interesting period of human evolution. I see remarkable things happening on the individual level as well as in economics; I just wish the government would grow up in a noble endeavor. If democracy delivered this kind of leadership we have today, I want no part of it. Yet, of course, we have never had a democracy, not when Jefferson wrote his honorable words, not when corporations became persons. 

Am I feeling hopeless? Not in a million years. I just wish I could live to see a real democracy put into place. 

My Colorado grandchildren receive the kind of education that has the potential to do great things. They receive training in system theory, in how to build strong teams, how to solve problems without the use of violence, and how to be a positive contributor to joint activities, and how to be an effective and efficient leader. 

Craig prepared my celebration dinner tonight\, a Thai beef, onion, noodle dinner; delicious 

 

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