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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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 Idaho Spud on May 28, 2013 at 6:11pm

Great Spock quote Steph!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 28, 2013 at 5:50pm
Comment by Steph S. on May 28, 2013 at 5:49pm

Thank you Grinning Cat and Patricia for Tardar. Appreciate it.

sk8eycat thanks for the picture of your aunt and her kitty.

Comment by Steph S. on May 28, 2013 at 5:46pm

Comment by Loren Miller on May 28, 2013 at 10:55am

In re: The Unbelievers, I put up a blurb about it in Atheist Cinema.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 28, 2013 at 10:51am

A standing ovation is a good endorsement. Guess I'm willing to try it.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 28, 2013 at 12:17am

Ruth, "a whole movie of interviews" got standing ovations when it was shown in Toronto in April.  It is getting NO publicity in the USof Ghod, and the producers are having problems finding anyone who wants to distribute it. NOT because it's boring, but because of the subject matter.

Remember "My Dinner With Andre"? Two men talking.  It wasn't a box office smash, but it wasn't quite invisible, either.  Not for everybody, but It did get one award (Boston Film Critics).

I'm a fan of independent filmmakers who don't follow the crowd.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2013 at 11:51pm

Aww! Thanks for the pic of Aunt Phyllis napping with her kitty, sk8eycat.

Interesting place for a half marathon, Ian. You do get around.

Have a good week everyone.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 27, 2013 at 11:09pm

Steph, who wouldn't be happy with that kind of cat around! :)  And thanks for the Cheshire Cat manicure, Ruth!

As for Tardar Sauce (the Grumpy Cat cat) being sweet and friendly in real life, here's what Grumpy Cat might say about that:

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 10:11pm

My dear, darling Aunt Phyllis, and her new buddy.

You're Never Too Old for a NAP!


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