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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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 Ian Mason on November 30, 2013 at 10:41pm

Nice one, Loren.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 30, 2013 at 7:29pm

Thanks for the validation, booklover.

Funny LOLcat, Steph.

What an interesting thing to meet an author, Patricia. The signing was in the grocery store, not the bookstore? I guess book signings are done differently in Cariboo.

Good saying, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 7:22pm

Them: Do you think the dead can live again?
Me: Dr. Frankenstein tried that once. It didn't work out so well...

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 30, 2013 at 6:39pm

Loren, thanks for the laugh! And well said to the evangelist couple, Patricia!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 30, 2013 at 4:33pm

Great hat, Patricia.

Well put, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 3:43pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 5:45pm

Comment by Ian Mason on November 29, 2013 at 9:49am

Mindy, your young ones look fine and happy.

Just finished "The Second Coming" by John Niven. Would you believe that Jesus is in heaven jamming with Jimi? There'salso a great quote as a chapter heading. Britney Spears supporting capital punishment because that's how criminals lear their lesson for next time.

Carl, I work nights and in a shift pattern that means not working Mon. og Tues. so I could sleep all day after the Sabbath and be rested for my Wed, night shift so that was all right.

Hope nobody has burst during the U.S,'s big eating day.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2013 at 9:29am

Your kids look great, booklover.

I don't have time to read.

I spent all day yesterday working on this discussion Abnormal Arctic. Grinning Cat did the video remixes and added ideas.

I've been consumed by our unfolding planetary emergency. Sorry I neglected all of you here lately.

I agree with you, Chris, about the numerous mass killings most of us just ignore.

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 2:39am

Most people think of THE holocaust, as if there was only one of them. How come they never consider the mass killings of Armenians, gypsies, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Africans, Chinese. And I haven't even started on crimes against women and gays.  Thanks for the title, I put it on my TBR-list - a very long list, I'm afraid.


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