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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 10 hours ago. 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 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 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 November 2, 2013 at 12:41am
Patricia, please give my birthday greetings to your lovely husband. Hope this day was special and the coming year brings great health, interesting thoughts and family and friends you love and who love you two.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2013 at 12:36am
Capitol Christmas Tree 2013, cut from the beautiful forest in which my daughter's family lives.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 31, 2013 at 8:38pm

Thanks for the fellow-healing, Joan. My recovery is going well, excepting for antibiotic-induced diarrhea. Thanks for the new Symphony of Science video. I appreciate your sharing your skin progress. I never realized that one’s skin got holes where the radiation beams entered. Beasty devils,indeed!

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2013 at 7:41pm

That is so cute Melinda!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Comment by Plinius on October 31, 2013 at 1:51am

Lots of xmas stuff in the shops, but first Sinterklaas. UN-spokesperson Verene Shepherd said that the Netherlands are heading back to slavery because Sinterklaas has got coloured servants: called Black Peter, Moorish, in a Swiss Guard outfit. Not even the coloured people in this country understand that quote about slavery.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 8:27pm

Spud, you asked me on Monday about the prices of Apple compared to a PC. At the time I bought my Mac, I couldn't afford a new anything and when this opportunity came up, I was delighted. I don't know about the present price differences. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2013 at 6:53pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2013 at 6:47pm

Really, Patricia?  It shows up for me.  I'll repost.  Thanks.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2013 at 6:26pm

Today is the day before Halloween.  I took the following picture earlier today of the mobile phone store at the corner of my street.  This display has already been there for several days now.  For some people, Baby Jesus can't come soon enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2013 at 5:36pm
When my former husband was in dental school, I was his practice patient. He had to learn how to inject in front of the needle and I had a lot of injections in those days (1956-1959). He became very good at it, and his patients adored him. When he was in private practice his patients told me he was the most painless dentist they had experienced.
I wonder what he could have done with computer technology.

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