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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 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 Oct 17. 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 Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 11:01pm
Comment by k.h. ky on July 16, 2016 at 10:39pm
Carl, have a great day and I hope you're feeling well :)
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2016 at 10:05pm

Carl - happy b-day!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 10:01pm

Joan, that's hilarious. Is it Pete Seeger?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 10:01pm

Happy birthday, Carl. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on July 16, 2016 at 8:20pm

Happy Birthday Carl!

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on July 16, 2016 at 7:21pm

Sounds about right, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 7:17pm

Qiana, the golden years is that span of time from retiring from work for pay to work for pleasure, until the aches and pains hurt so bad you beg the veterinarian to put you to sleep, about 6 months. 

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on July 16, 2016 at 6:58pm

Happy birthday, sir!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 6:56pm

@The Flying Atheist, Hey Carl, I understand it is your birthday!  Ah, you thought we would forget, didn't you! Well, dear and trusted friends, we have not forgotten and with the help of Grinning Cat, we found a rousing song to tap your toes, kick up your heels, and do a dance on the barn floor. 

Old Time Religion

Oh, give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me.

Let us pray with Aphrodite,
Let us pray with Aphrodite,
She wears that see-through nightie,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with Zarathustra,
We'll pray just like we use ta,
I'm a Zarathustra booster,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those Egyptians,
Build pyramids to put our crypts in,
Cover subways with inscriptions,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those old druids,
They drink fermented fluids,
Waltzing naked though the woo-ids,
And it's good enough for me.

Hare Krishna, He must laugh on
To see me dressed in saffron
With my hair that's only half on
And it's good enough for me.

I will rise at early morning,
When my Lord gives me the warning,
That the solar age is dawning,
And that's good enough for me.


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