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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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 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 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 Ian Mason on July 8, 2013 at 1:20pm

That must be some kind of relief, Patricia. Better than not knowing, anyway. Hope the problem isn't serious.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 7, 2013 at 8:55pm

Thanks for the meowing raccoon, booklover.

Sorry I've been away for a while, too busy for the internet.

Thanks for sharing your concerns about locating Isabel, Patricia.



Comment by sk8eycat on July 7, 2013 at 1:49pm


Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 4:13pm
Of course you should be kept in the loop. It is kind of like when kids don't check in to report their safety, give them a big hug and kiss when they do, and then scold the heck out of them. The relief of knowing they are safe moderates with expression of disappointment in making others worry.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 3:15pm
Patricia, you make good sense. You have done all that can be done. The rest is up to Isabel and her family. Please do keep us informed.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:43pm
Sorry, I tried to delete my duplicate message, to no avail.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:30pm

Patricia, I am so sorry for the stress you feel for your friend. The only thing I can think of is to keep making contact with her family members, even if they do not respond.
May I be so bold as to suggest that being frantic helps no one, especially you. Do you have some stress management techniques to help you feel less stressed?  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:25pm
"I regret my abortion" sign carried by man. I am sure he feels pain at the prospects of ending a life. Most women do too, especially if they have to make decisions based on tough choices. Perhaps his sorrow will help him to take control of his reproductive life so no other abortion choice needs to be made because of him. He can be an influence on other men who may take sexuality as their entitlement without regard for the consequences. Sexually active men and women must take responsibility and stop blaming women.
Comment by Plinius on July 6, 2013 at 2:11pm

Still no answers?! I hope for a happy meeting for you!

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 :)


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