Hang With Friends

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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 value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 5, 2018 at 2:26pm

Hard question.  I'll have to ask some xtians I know.

Comment by Patricia on March 5, 2018 at 1:31pm

Oh right.....choice.....I forgot.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 5, 2018 at 12:59pm

Oh, but homosexuality is a choice, Patricia! And if you believe that one, I've got some real swell swampland in Florida I like to sell you!

Comment by Patricia on March 5, 2018 at 12:49pm


Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2018 at 1:12am

Curious, I went on a hunt for naming traditions, thinking I would find a paragraph or two. Wrong! Naming practices come in all kinds of ways, including father's last name, or father's and mother's last name, last name by tribe, or by nation, or by occupation, and many other patterns. 

While doing a genealogy search of my family, I found quite a few hyphenated names, i.e. reflecting a Spanish tradition.

Dad believed there were Roman influences in his family tree because of the first names of some ancestors, i.e. Antonius, Julius, Alphonsus (having a Germanic or Spanish origin). 

I did a genealogy study some 20 years ago and all my files are in boxes in a storage unite in Newport, WA. 

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2018 at 11:53pm

Looks like a good system, Ian, to leave the choice with the child. 

Comment by Patricia on March 3, 2018 at 2:40pm

I took Rick's last name when we got married, but that's what was done back then. I also did not want to keep my birth surname, so was very glad to change it.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 2:36pm

Thanks, Bertold.

Yes, Chris, it's the parent's choice to use both names officially but young James can choose later in life whether to use one or both.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2018 at 1:12pm

Congratulations, Ian!

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2018 at 12:14pm

So James can use both surnames? Here parents must choose whose surname the child will get. I always use my own surname, of course. Standard question: "Is that your girls name?" Standard answer: "Do you use your boys name?"


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