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.

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

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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Steph S. on December 25, 2013 at 11:09am

I agree with your pic about christians and their bible booklover.

That is so true.

Hope everyone is having a good day with their families.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:40pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:38pm

Sk8eycat, I'm glad you were able to get your power turned back on.  Several years ago when I was laid off from work and collecting unemployment insurance, I had to resort to the same type of actions, trying to seek out governmental assistance just for basic necessities.  Been there, done that.  Yes, it's humiliating.  But I'm so glad those safety nets were in place when they were desperately needed. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 24, 2013 at 10:37pm

That's horrible, Felaine. Seems that the spirit of Scrooge is alive and well.

Love the interactive card. Thanks.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 7:55pm

Oh, Joan!  "Lets Dance" had me sitting here with happy tears in my eyes.

Thank you SO very much!  I really needed that after all the trauma and red tape of the last two days. (Burbank DWP shut off our electricity yesterday morning because I couldn't pay the bill, and I spent the rest of the day going from one aid association to another collecting vouchers to get the power turned back on.  It was humiliating.)

So I'm going to watch that video some more...and the full length one of Patrick Swayze.  He looked, and moved, so much like one of my skating partners from HOI secksy!  And talented. (I'm still in touch with ex-partner...he went from skating to mainframe programming...great bod, and great brain...and funny  Our "love song" is "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers.)

Thanks for the memories!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 24, 2013 at 4:36pm

Interesting lesson, Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 3:47pm

Kind of like "The Shamy" on The Big Bang Theory.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 3:11pm

Thanks Felaine, I like the Elion interactive scene.

BTW, our first names are nearly the same.  Mine is Francis.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 2:50pm

I've seen this one before, but I enjoy it, so I thought I'd spread it around:

Click "Elion". After looking at the image, drag your mouse over it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 12:16am

Thank you, Ian.  The same to you. 


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