Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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 11 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 Idaho Spud on Monday

Randy, how much does a strong wind move the golf ball?  I would think not much because it's heavy, but it probably moves it some.

Comment by Plinius on Monday

Good afternoon! I did some lazy shopping and cleaning this morning, because this week is autumn holiday - no teaching! So I'm going to spend some time on old chores and relax.

Comment by Randall Smith on Monday
Good Monday morning. It's a windy but near record breaking warm day forecast. Golf is in the plans. There won't be many more nice days left. Seize the day.
Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2016 at 1:35pm

I'm glad Cary has someone he wants to talk to! So talk to us Joan, we want to know how you feel. And send you hugs.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 14, 2016 at 12:59pm

Randy, I would stop reading and responding to computer discussions, however, Cary wants to be alone. He doesn't want anyone to come and say their "goodbyes" and he doesn't want me asking him how he slept, or how is his pain level, or any reference to his condition. He discusses all these things with Laura and she is a very special source for him. 

I do make broths and finely sieved vegetable soups for Cary and I end up eating them when the jar remains untouched for several days. I must say, I am growing fond of my soups, sieved or not. 

I come to the computer for comfort. Thank you for thinking of Cary and me. I value your care for us. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 14, 2016 at 11:02am

Carl, that looks like a fairly efficient way to commit suicide.

If I was young again, I would sky-dive, bungee jump, parasail, and several other things, but would not run that trail!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 14, 2016 at 7:36am
Oh Joan. I'm so sorry. It's good to have your son with you. Take a break from the computer to concentrate on matters at hand. We'll understand.
Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2016 at 3:00am

Here's the beach, has anyone got a sandwich?

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 14, 2016 at 1:56am

Chris, your trip sounds like more my pace! Especially if you end at the beach with a nice picnic lunch riding along 

Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2016 at 1:02am

I never cycled on such a path and I don't want to speed too, but it makes me long for the trips I used to make, often with a group of friends and ending at the beach - nice!


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