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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.

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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2013 at 10:08pm
Loren, a lovely melody with peaceful harmonies. I like this very much.
Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2013 at 10:01pm

BYE!  I'll be back Shatterday!

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 11, 2013 at 9:34pm

A Cat-lick religion would be a great improvement!

photo by Alan Chan (Taekwonweirdo on flickr)

Comment by John Lynch on February 11, 2013 at 8:10pm

Great video. Never heard of this duo.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2013 at 8:04pm

Good stuff, Loren!  I enjoyed that very much.  Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 11, 2013 at 7:20pm

Okay, how about something POSITIVE ... like a piece by Eric Whitacre, multitracked appropriately, by a boy and a girl ... with a blurb at the end promoting their work and Eric's coming Virtual Choir IV!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2013 at 6:06pm

Pope retired because he hasn't the wisdom or the courage to do the right thing.  We need a confession of the truth. Nothing else will do. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2013 at 6:03pm
I take back every nasty, awful thing I ever said about sarcasm and ridicule. In this case it is not only necessary it is not sufficient. Those two blinkin' nuns only look more ridiculous. And that poor sweet old man at the microphone, I wonder who/what provided the audio?
The Flying Atheist, good job!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2013 at 5:46pm

Melinda, try reloading the page and see if the video plays.  Works for me when there are black boxes.  There must be a problem with A/N.   

Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2013 at 5:40pm

Flying Atheist...that video is SO bizarre!  I love it!!

 

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