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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.

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 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 The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 5:01pm

I'm happy to hear about your good news, Mindy!

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 4:34pm

Mindy, *APPLAUSE!*  (And a hug.)

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 4:33pm

Brent, ahah!  So that's why it showed up on my login page this afternoon.  (*snicker!*)

Comment by Brent Feeney on April 28, 2014 at 4:10pm

BC is still in production. Here's the Wikipedia entry on the strip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.C._(comic_strip)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2014 at 4:03pm

Mindy! Good news! Now, on to great thoughts and actions that bring you joy, comfort, and satisfaction! 

Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 2:13pm
Mindy, good news about your test results.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 1:35pm

Apparently the "xian Archie" comics came out in the late 1960s, or early '70s, and were not published by the company that published the original comics.  I'm not even sure that they were done by the original artist-writer(s).  The major comic book publishers, usually had a stable of artists, and several might work on a single issue.  One artist-writer did all the "xian Archie" books.

Johnny Hart (B.C.) died in 2007, but the LA Times dropped "B.C." after the 2001 Easter fiasco, where a lit menorah slowly burned down into a cross, so I don't know if somebody else is doing the strip now, or if they're doing re-runs, or what...  (I mean the Times is reprinting "Peanuts") 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 1:28pm

Great news, Mindy. Glad to hear that you're not abnormal.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

Never heard about Archie, and I've been aware of Johnny Hart's predilection for christianity for longer than I care to think.

In both cases, anything associated with the other side of the conversation is set up as a straw man - no serious conversation or discussion of what atheism MIGHT be beyond that, which is predictable.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 12:39pm

Yay!

 

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