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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Discussion Forum

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 6 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 Ian Mason on July 6, 2013 at 1:13pm

Hi Mindy. I'm here but this is my working weekend so not much happening. Happy splashing at your Mum's :)

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 5, 2013 at 2:23am

Heh! on the "medical miracle"!

Ruth, I'm using Firefox, and sometimes I have to refresh the page for certain pictures to show up. I wonder if they're the same ones.

Late-night geekery ahead...

Felaine, I've seen people post quite a few non-displaying pictures that, when I drag over the message and look under "View Selection Source", look like they were copied-and-pasted from Yahoo Mail. (Yahoo Mail displays the pictures from your email storage, so when you're logged into your Yahoo Mail, you see them, but other people who aren't won't.)

The surefire way to share a picture like that is to first download it to your computer (you can right-click and "Save Picture As..." or "Save Image As..."), then use the "Image" button (to the right of "LINK") to add an image "From My Computer".

(And I'm with you as far as being a non-Facebook-user by choice.)

I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 5, 2013 at 1:13am

A medical miracle.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 5, 2013 at 12:11am

Thanks for the virgin birth/wise men comic, Grinning Cat.

Since I switched from Firefox to Internet Explorer some of the pictures here are tiny boxes with an x in them, that I have to click to see the image in a new tab. Anyone know a fix for that?

Good night, All. Have a stress free holiday weekend.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2013 at 12:08am

Grinning Cat, thank you.  I keep forgetting that some of the stuff my friends send me was Copied from Fakebook posts.  I detest that web site, even though I know it's useful for small-business owners, and people like that.  Otherwise I think it's bloody useless.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2013 at 12:05am

Comment by Steph S. on July 4, 2013 at 8:28pm

Happy 4th everyone!

Love all the posts here.

Comment by Lillie on July 4, 2013 at 7:13pm

Yes, climate change is a reality and this must be what the arctic is beginning to look like.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 4, 2013 at 10:36am

Ian, we really do need leaders who aren't playing games!

And thanks, Carl and Ruth, for the holiday wallpaper and for Garfield enjoying the Fourth.

I think this is the quote Felaine tried to post:

A virgin birth I can believe, but finding three wise men?


Comment by Ian Mason on July 4, 2013 at 3:55am

A comment on climate change:


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