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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 20 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 Loren Miller on August 19, 2013 at 8:20am

Chris, the noctilucent cloud display was STUNNING!  Thanks for posting that!

Comment by Plinius on August 19, 2013 at 1:13am

Good morning! I like the Non Sequitur! Ans this gem was in APOD: 


Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2013 at 11:15pm

Good one, Loren. Thanks

Have a good week, Everyone.


Comment by Loren Miller on August 18, 2013 at 2:02pm

It would seem as though the comic strip, "Non Sequitur" is at it again!  Regardez vous:

Comment by Lillie on August 17, 2013 at 3:01pm

Love the sleeping kitten, Ruth.  Hope things are now better for you.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 17, 2013 at 3:07am

Ah, Elgar. Great music.

Poor, squished cat! Children love to be kind but there are limits to what a pus can take.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 16, 2013 at 8:41pm

For anyone who's interested, a couple of blogs:

Your thoughts, as always, are invited.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2013 at 8:17pm

Spud, you have done a tremendous job of soil preparation and it will pay off. Once done, and then maintained with fresh buckets of compost and manure, and your ground will blossom. I look forward to seeing your photos and reports on the flavors you produce!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2013 at 8:15pm

Loren, thanks for the Elgar piece, Nimrod. It felt so good to just relax into the music and feel normal.  Music does help to quiet anxiety and depression. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 16, 2013 at 1:59pm
Loren, thanks for posting the Nimrod video. I had the pleasure of playing that piece this past Spring with the symphonic band I play in. It's one of those beautiful pieces of music that just seems to, shall we say, transcend.

Chris, that's a precious photo!! Thanks for posting it.

Patricia, for some reason my smart phone is not playing your kitten video. I'll have to give it a try a little later on my laptop. Cute kitty. Looking forward to it.

Hello to everyone. Happy Friday.

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