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Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
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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

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 8 hours ago. 34 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 11, 2013 at 2:59pm

Great cartoon, Loren. That applies to Climate Change denial as well as religion. As I read yesterday, "joyful embrace of willful ignorance".

Napoleon Bonaparte, I object to your video. While sexy female soldiers don't bother me, I find the theme "Kill an Arab" extremely offensive. Does it occur to you that some of The members of Hang With Friends are Arabs? Atheist Nexus has many Arab members. Hate has no place here. Accordingly I am exercising my prerogative as moderator and deleting your comment.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:05pm
"Define wet". That does have a familiar ring to it. Kind of like something Ray Comfort would state.
Comment by Loren Miller on August 10, 2013 at 8:38pm

Anyone for the absurdity of religion?  Check out the following:

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 5:32pm
Patricia, love the panda videos! Really cute creatures!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:12am
Mindy, the photo of the three cats didn't come through to my comment wall, so I went hunting for it and found a very funny scene! Jealousy seems to be universal.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:08am

Loren, Funny! "Because IT WORKS ... bitches!" I like his spunk!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 10, 2013 at 7:14am

Why should we believe the scientific technique?





Because IT WORKS ...

bitches!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 9, 2013 at 9:12pm

Sailing around the world in such a tiny boat with no GPS was quite a feat. I didn't remember that. I agree about the resemblance to Jabba the Hutt.

We had another tropical weather day, in the 90s (at least by our thermometer) and frequent abrupt intense short showers.

Hugs and snuggles to all!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 9, 2013 at 8:45pm

Patricia, I absolutely LOVE the photo of the girl with the German shepherds!  Memories of a time when I was augmenting my skimpy (for females only) salary by pet-sitting. One couple had three of the largest sheperds I've ever dealt with and a king-size bed that would accommodate everyone.  I loved those dogs as if they were my own, and it was no problem at all getting used to sleeping with them (even though one had grand mal epilepsy). 

I also dog-sat with a sweetly silly Weimaraner who insisted on sharing the guest bedroom with me, even though it only had a twin bed. (And I was a lot larger then than I am now.)

I miss all that. Sometimes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 7:52pm
I, with my daughter, Laura, and granddaughter, Laurie, had a very informative hour with the radiologist and he explained the procedures, their rationales and the research that bright them to this point in treatment. We all asked questions, he gave very straightforward answers, and I feel confident that I am on the track I want to be with their protocols. I start in radiation by having measurements taken on Sept 5, after my last chemo. Then I start six weeks of five times a week of radiation.
If I understand, from all the people I have talked with, there may be some fatigue ... I am used to that and have a nice routine of sleep and reading that suits me well.
 

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