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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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 1:27pm

I think a trip in one of them would be a dream, Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 12:44pm

It really did remind me slightly of flying dreams I have had...only there was no motor or wings in my dreams.  Just myself dancing above the ground. 

I think part of the beauty of flying in those airplanes is that their average speed is only about 50 mph...that's a lot slower than most people drive anymore (and one reason I quit driving)... and the open cockpits, of course.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 12:37pm

Looks like it would be a nice plane to own Felaine.  Beautiful scenery in that video.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 29, 2014 at 11:19am
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:44am

Yes K. H., I've been enjoying My Inner Fish also.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:41am

Good helicopter flying Patricia.  I liked the landing especially.

I've never flown a helicopter, but have several model planes.  Didn't stay with it long enough to get good.  Crashed a lot.  My large model is still in pieces, patiently waiting for me to repair it.

I started when I was 65 years old.  Takes longer to learn than when you're young.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 2:51am

That looks like fun, Patricia. Easy to hear that it was a windy day.

After some thought I've decided that I need more time off. This time Istanbul, middle of May before the weather gets too hot. Long weekend in England at the beginning of June already booked. Some of the GB trip will include power-of-attourney tasks for my mother's affairs but also relaxation with family and an evening at The Globe theatre, Titus Andronicus. The future is bright-

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 10:35pm

Welcome back, Patricia. A good weekend with family is balm for the spirit. Glad you enjoyed it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 9:07pm

Hi, Patricia.  Welcome back.  Glad you had a good weekend and visit with your son. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 6:44pm

I haven't watched any of My Inner Fish, but I definitely want to.  I've heard good things about it.  I like those kind of shows as well, k.h.  I'll probably catch up with it on the computer or on Netflix eventually.   


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