Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
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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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 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 Oct 16. 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 Oct 16. 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

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 sk8eycat on October 23, 2014 at 1:14am

I LOVE YOU ALL!   (But I have to do a lot of phoning tomorrow to find out WTF happened to my Microslop Office programs.  I CAN'T GET INtO WORD AND EXCEL WITHOUT A "KEY"!  When this 'puter was put together 9 years ago, there WAS no such anamul!

Thanks for all the kittehs & cakes!  Pumpkin had a good day....he loves Bill (the animal fan tech who does work at a discount for Pet Press people....when he's not having his thrice weekly dialysis treatments.....)

Comment by Ian Mason on October 23, 2014 at 12:57am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 11:59pm

Happy Birthday, Felaine.  I'm honored to know you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2014 at 10:20pm

Felaine, A very happy birthday! Gee, I didn't know today was the day for celebration of your 75 years! Let's make it a special one. How about using your Dell/Windoze to write your life's story. You have a really great life to record. 

This is a milestone of epic proportions. 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 22, 2014 at 9:44pm

Mindy, I'm having my own pity party; shall we join up?  It's my 75th birthday, I got ONE card, from a friend who is very conscientious about such things, and I finally got my Dell/Windoze back, but everything is I'm re-learning everything.

I think I'll just give up and go to bed.  G'nite, all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2014 at 7:40pm

Oh! Mindy! How awful. Feeling unwell just sucks. I know you have tried everything. The things we suggested didn't work or you had tried them before. So! Now that we know your reality, how can we be supportive of you in a way that helps brighten your day? If you find anything that helps, let us know so we can give it a try.


Comment by Emma Lennon on October 22, 2014 at 5:10pm

I know a few members here are from Canada, but I don't know how many, if any of you live in or around Ottawa. I don't mean to sound like a downer, but  what happened in Ottawa today is awful. And  I just want to say that I'm sending all my  love and thoughts not just to the people of Ottawa, or the Ontario Province, but to everyone in Canada today.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 2:54pm

Ian, that's a cute little ditty.  Now time for a cup of tea. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 22, 2014 at 2:42pm

Yes, thanks Carl.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 2:36pm

Spud, here's the link for the cat gif.  Does this work for you?


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