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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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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 sk8eycat on January 18, 2014 at 8:33pm

Okayyyy.  Somebody posted a link to "space music."'s how a wet washcloth behaves in zero-gee (Inside the space station):

Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2014 at 11:58am

Thank you all, and I do remember to take care of myself - or I wouldn't hang out here! We begin to learn what it is to belong to an almost extinct family; it's funny. There's husband and me (both with healthproblems), brother-in-law (brain damage), his cat (scaredy)  and aunt (Alzheimer's). Our own two cats are the most normal characters in the group! No way to shift the responsibility to someone else, so I work on, but slowly, so I can manage.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 18, 2014 at 4:50am

That's a lot to do, Chris. Take care of yourself.

Meanwhile, a little music from space.

Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2014 at 1:13am

Short update. Brother-in-law is out of the coma and unilateral paralized. I travel to his apartment every day to feed the cat (who refuses to see me) and to attack the mountains of rubbish and dirt. To the hospital to talk to the patient, then home for my own chores and to prepare lessons. No time left.

Thanks for your support!

Comment by Steph S. on January 17, 2014 at 9:07pm

I want to be a bear too Patricia - that was so cute.

So how was everyone's week? Everything going good?

Comment by Steph S. on January 17, 2014 at 9:07pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 16, 2014 at 1:24am

My mistake. Get well Pat.

I don't think  I could bear that metamorphosis. I want to be a cat: sleep 12 hours a day and get fed and petted by a sweet old lady.

Comment by Pat on January 15, 2014 at 5:29am

Thanks everyone. Had it for a couple of days now, and feeling better. Going back to the office today. Even though I'm getting over the flu, I'm starting to get cabin fever.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 14, 2014 at 10:19pm

Nice one, Carl :-D

Get well soon, Patricia.

Yes, thanks Steph. How about you?

Comment by Steph S. on January 14, 2014 at 10:11pm

Hope you get over the flu soon Pat. Hope everyone is doing good here.


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