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Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
Members: 850
Latest Activity: 19 minutes ago

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.

A comment is a shout-out, which will get lost in a few days, because the comment wall is just a random stack.

Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller on Monday. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Lillie on June 15, 2013 at 6:16pm

Napoleon, do you mean that we really don't "own" them but that they simply tolerate us when they choose to do so?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 2:09pm

Had a bad day yesterday, that is all past and I am having a really great day today. I am moving toward robust health. My daughter and I tried on hats the other day and I can't stand them. So far, no one has fainted, seeing my shiny summit!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 2:07pm

Carl, I love that piece from The Music Man, Pick a little. It is perfect for an article I am working on about the whining of the religious fundamentalist who feel picked on. Thanks. 

My goodness, that dance number has so much energy, can't even imagine doing any of those moves. Great music and fun to watch. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2013 at 2:03pm

Boston Children’s Hospital Finds Root Cause of Diabetes

Mindy, here is new information. Let's hope it pans out. 

When I lived in Washington, DC where my former husband took his residency at Walter Reed General Hospital, our next door neighbor did research on leukemia and they made great breakthroughs that year, 1968. Maybe this is the year for diabetes I 

Comment by Lillie on June 14, 2013 at 9:14pm

There are just the two of us and a super long banquet style dining table.  We do dine occasionally but on just a tiny portion on one end.  The rest of the table is for everything else under the sun where things can definitely get lost almost forever.  There also might be a cat under there somewhere, too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 14, 2013 at 12:36pm

Happy Friday to everyone.  I hope you have a good weekend.  

Let's get it started!!

Comment by Steph S. on June 14, 2013 at 11:27am

Glad to see you all here. I always enjoy coming here to visit with all of you.

Yes Melinda that was funny. I love your posts here.

I really like the video Carl and Ruth I love the cat pic and your group is so wonderful.

Ruth it was a great idea. I love to chat with others here and hear about their day.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 13, 2013 at 11:25pm

Ruth, the best aspect of this group, besides the wonderful members, is that it has no topic or agenda, just our miscellaneous ramblings.  You sure hit the target when you started this group.  This is a greatly appreciated social outlet.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 13, 2013 at 10:55pm

Yes, booklover, the new black.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 13, 2013 at 10:54pm

Before I started Hang With Friends I floated the idea in another group. A group just for friendship, not about a topic, wasn't well received. Today on Going Ape: Social Climbers on the National Geographic Channel we learned that vocal communication is a substitute social bonding behavior for primates who are too busy using their hands for other things to do mutual grooming. It said that 80% of our talk is social glue instead of communicating important information. So Hang With Friends was an attempt to include social bonding instead of intellectually discussing topics. It's been in the top tier of most active groups, so it seems to work, at least for a few of us.

 

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