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 on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 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 Oct 17. 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 August 11, 2013 at 7:20pm

Patricia! It worked. And it is so cute. Mindy! I got it. Thanks to both of you. It is appropriate for me at this time. Sleep, that is all I want, just to sleep. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 7:10pm

Patricia, no, nothing came through, and no address. Thanks for trying. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 6:38pm

This not getting the comment has been happening a lot and I hope for an easy fix. I assume it is my equipment, because I am not getting many different people's images. Let me try a few things here before you take the time to describe it to me. Thanks for the offer to help. 

Let's try one thing first, if you don't mind. Will you please send me the address to the comment and see if it comes through from you? That is, if you time to fool with this with me. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 11, 2013 at 6:15pm

Joan, that's strange, I can see the photo w/caption perfectly. Do you want me to describe it for you?  I don't want to ruin the surprise if you DO manage to get it later.  It's cute, and it fits ME exactly.


Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 6:01pm

Mindy, there seems to be a pattern developing here. I am not getting your comments, except for only this: "Comment by booklover 2 hours ago". Nothing more. I have been able to retrieve what you send by going to my inbox, copying the file name and doing a Google search for it. This time, no luck. This is what I copied:



I tried using just the blue part: 


and the whole string. Nothing. The I tried only the black part. 

I found "did not match any documents" for all three tries. 

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.

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