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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 30, 2016 at 11:17pm

Good song, Daniel.  While we're in the mood here's another one.  This is about Love, not Health, but the sentiment still applies.

Wishing you well, Ruth, and everyone else here.

Sometimes we just need a shoulder to rest on.

Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2016 at 9:46pm

Ruth, so sorry  you're having medical problems.   What I used to tell people is "If it ain't one thing, it's another."

Comment by k.h. ky on September 30, 2016 at 9:08pm
G Cat nice one. I love Gervasi. Sp?
Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2016 at 5:32pm

And happy International Blasphemy Rights Day today!

FREE SPEECH DOESN'T SURRENDER [pictures of Jehovah from Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Muhammad from Kurt Westergaard's 'bomb in turban' cartoon published in Jyllands-Posten in 2005; and Raptor Jesus] ...to anyone's imaginary friend. INTERNATIONAL BLASPHEMY DAY - SEPTEMBER 30“BLASPHEMY: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural deity from getting its feelings hurt.” Ricky Gervais (via We Fucking Love Atheism)

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2016 at 5:23pm

My wisdom seems intact, after I had three impacted wisdom teeth (yet another bit of evidence against intelligent design!) removed when I was 20 or so. (The fourth was never there.)

Ruth, sorry to hear about your problems,and your trouble in getting through to your endocrinologist!

And Carl, congratulations to your parents! Sounds like your family had a wonderful time celebrating.

Loren, I found that when Ning (and AN) were having those problems, you could read more of the site when you're signed out... but that doesn't help for leaving messages or replies! (Thanks to Daniel there's an entire forum discussion about that stuff.)

Comment by Randall Smith on September 30, 2016 at 7:53am

Carl, being a life-long Cub fan, I'm envious. I've only been to Wrigley Field once. Congrats to you and your parents on their anniversary. What a wonderful occasion.

Gosh Ruth, what fun is life when you feel so "out of sorts"? I guess I could add several names to the "Hang with friends" list.

I've been out of sorts myself until yesterday morning. For 3 days I had a whopping tooth ache. My dentist squeezed me in (thanks to my daughter, his dental hygienist) to check out the situation. Xray showed a vertical crack in my lower right wisdom tooth. He (we) decided to extract it. After it was removed, I felt a little faint form the shock of it all, and had to lie down. 24 hours later, I'm good to go!  Two wisdom teeth out, two to go. I reckon I'm now less wise!

Comment by Plinius on September 30, 2016 at 1:29am

Congrats with your family anniversary, Carl, you sound like you have a great family! I'm so glad to hear that!

Success with your gym programme, Ruth, I do hope it will work for you! I tried the gym some years ago - doctor's advice - but without success, after six months' training I hadn't lost weight and the training exhausted and depressed me, in spite of the promises of more energy...   I hope your husband feels better with the shoulder replacement!

Carl and Ruth, my health issues date from early childhood, and have probably a lot to do with a quite horrible and dysfunctional family. I have a fine collection of stress related complaints and have lived on an allowance for the disabled from my mid-twenties. I tried to educate myself out of the problems but I couldn't quite manage it. I'm still on the allowance but the high point in my week is a few hours' teaching. People who complain of their jobs have little idea what it is to be excluded from working.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 30, 2016 at 1:27am

How pleasant for you, Carl. It looks like the family get-together was a real joy.

Sorry to hear about all the problems, Ruth. I hope you get some response and a clear, doable strategy from your doctor soon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 11:25pm

Loren, thank you for all you do to keep us informed and intervene on our behalf. I like the way you sort out and describe the problem to us; speaking for myself, I am totally technology-dumb. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 11:22pm

Carl, no wonder you didn't post for a few days! You have had a lot of things going on. What a celebration with people from so far away! Congratulations on your parent's 60th wedding anniversary! 

Your parents look young, vibrant and happy! You come from good stock. 

 

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