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.

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Discussion Forum

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 12:01am
Ian, I just hope she stays with it. She's proven every year that she can outscore all her classmates. On the sixth grade state test she was the only one to score distinguished in every category. On her eighth grade test she outscored 230 classmates by over three hundred points.
I just hope so uses her powers for good and not evil. Lol
Comment by Ian Mason on August 6, 2017 at 10:14pm

Thanks for the links, Carl. Very informative.

Kathy, you might have a new Bell Burnell there.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 6, 2017 at 10:06pm

Idaho Spud. I agree with pleasant memories of rain on the roof. However here in the Phila area we've been getting extreme downpours, yesterday three of them. If you're in a large metal-roofed indoor space like our gym or the grocery store the extreme deluge can be scary. Or to be caught in it. And there's the flooding risk. Our house is susceptible due to the nearby ground being shaped like a funnel - to channel it toward us. Our part of the country is 71% more likely to have heavy rain. To me it's as obvious a symptom of climate destabilization as Europe's "Lucifer" drought and the BC wildfires. I still enjoy the sound of normal rain, though.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 6:57pm
It's not compatible with something or other. My gsons explained it but I don't understand. If we had computer signal I could but we don't : (
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 6:55pm
I wish I could Lilac but I don't have that capability from this Android.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 5:05pm
Math, literature and science are her favorites. She's as stubborn as she is smart
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 5:04pm
She's thirteen she'll be fourteen in two weeks. She's a very good artist. When she was ten she drew me a picture called mirror mirror. But half of it was drawn in reverse. Right down to reversing her signature. The second mirror was written in reverse. I had it framed and it hangs in the living room.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2017 at 4:55pm

WOW, Kathy, you have a bright child on your hands. Does she show any interest in any subject: art, music, literature, math, physics, any of the sciences, history? 

My goodness, she will be fun to raise. I forgot how old Paige is now. 

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 4:31pm
Thanks Carl, my gdaughter just asked yesterday if we were going to trust our sight to a pair of fifty cent viewing glasses.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 4:10pm

Carl, thanks for the sites about the eclipse.  They were interesting.


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