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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Discussion Forum

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 August 9, 2013 at 11:57am

Mindy, Patricia, Carl, and Chris, I feel your care and compassion and really do appreciate your reassurances and funny contributions. Laughter provides great medicine, especially as mind and body and emotions get all tangled up with chemicals. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 11:54am

Well, the first scheduling snafu. I was not on the chemo schedule this week and called to see if there had been a mistake. I went for my appointment with the radiologist and I had made a mistake. The appointment is for 1:00 PM not 9:00 AM. So I talked to the scheduler directly and in person, and it turns our that I have two more BIG MEAN chemo treatments and four more little ones. When I am finished with chemo I will start radiation. Today's appointment is with the radiologist to plan the treatments and set up appointments for the actual radiation.

I am feeling more comfortable about unknown future events; anxiety does not help, and I just have to muster my anxiety management skills and get on with life. 

Comment by Plinius on August 9, 2013 at 1:45am

Glad no one was hurt, Joan, but I think it was a big scare for the neighbourhood.

When you start radiation, does that mean that you're through with the chemo? Then I think the rest is easier. But the positive thoughts keep coming: ((((((((((((((((Joan)))))))))))))))

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2013 at 12:15am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2013 at 10:39pm
Patricia, yes, by all means, slathered on often and heavy!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2013 at 8:27pm
Spokane firefighters are fighting a defensive battle on a house fire near the intersection of 19th Avenue and Sherman on the South Hill.
I live on 21st Ave, just south of the explosion.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2013 at 8:10pm

OK my Atheist Nexus Cancer Support Team, I start radiation tomorrow and have no idea what to expect. Keep positive thoughts coming my way and maybe a funny cartoon or story to make me laugh. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2013 at 8:07pm
We heard two loud explosions followed by two smaller ones at about 4:00 PM. Propane tanks blew up at a house two block away, the house is destroyed as well as three cars, a boat and two houses caught fire. Eleven fire units fought the conflagration in 92 degree heat. They had to rotate crews because of the high temps. No one was hurt. The smell of acrid smoke fills the air.
Comment by Loren Miller on August 8, 2013 at 8:04pm

Mindy, your sign is a KEEPER!  [cut-paste!]  And I'm glad you and Joan enjoyed Neil's musings!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2013 at 7:59pm
Loren, I like Tyson "Caught on Camera". He is smart and funny, with a script or on his own.

Melinda, Sounds like a good time was had by all. Lots of good conversation and food! Can't top that!

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