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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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Discussion Forum

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 21 hours ago. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Randall Smith on August 24, 2014 at 7:32am

We received 5.5" of rain the other morning--on top of an inch the day before. My poor kids lost a major portion of their organic farm vegetables, either by drowning or completely washed away. Devastating.

I took my grandson to the annual "Summers End Festival" in my small town (Rossville) of 1700. Parade (mostly old tractors), car show and booths, and famous Lions Club ice cream. We had fun. And no rain. Fireworks lit up the sky as a closer to the day.

I enjoyed reading the comments from you all the past 24 hours. And I'm a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2014 at 3:41am

Ian, back in the 70's I had a tuxedo T-shirt.  Now THAT was classy!

Tuxedo T-shirt

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 24, 2014 at 3:32am

This year is moving along rather quickly.  I was in Walgreen's Saturday night and all the Halloween candy was out and on display already!

This really has been a marvelous summer weather-wise.  Much cooler and less humid than normal.  Perfect summer days.  Of course I think we deserved a nice summer after the extraordinarily cold and bitter winter we experienced.  Now I'm seeing news articles predicting the coming winter will be more of the same bitter cold.

Joan, I'm curious what your zucchini dinner consisted of.  Zucchini can be so adaptable for a wide variety of culinary uses.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2014 at 2:28am

Thanks Chris, this was the prettiest day I think I have ever spent. I was in the garden by 10 AM, delayed because of answering mail, and I staid out there until 6: 30 PM. Came in and made a wonderful zucchini dinner. Just a beautiful 77 degrees with another cool day tomorrow. 

Comment by Plinius on August 24, 2014 at 2:03am

I'll join you!  >^.^<  Have a lovely day, all of you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2014 at 1:46am

The hugs feel so good!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2014 at 12:55am

Lovely hugs :-)

My brother had a T-shirt when his children were younger, saying:

Bank of Dad

CLOSED.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2014 at 10:19pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2014 at 10:12pm

Google search.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2014 at 10:07pm

Oh!  I love Group Hugs!  Where did you find that?

 

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