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 Oct 22. 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 The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2013 at 2:33pm

Here's a fun sound generator to play with.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2013 at 2:31pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2013 at 2:06pm

Comment by Plinius on May 11, 2013 at 12:36am

I love the story of the cat who didn't want to be laughed at, Sk8eycat!  But in some cats the sense of humor is so strong you can hear then giggling aloud. Luna plays Gotcha! when I open the wardrobe; she knows cupboards are forbidden but she loves to run into the wardrobe, out the next second and then laugh at me because she is quicker.

Last generation MauMau loved a chase. First I had to say something like: "I've had enough, get into the pan, then I'll make black soup of you." Then she began to run around with the happiest face you've ever seen on a cat, giggling and calling out:"I'm quicker! You can't get me!"  All ending in big hugs. These are games they thought of themselves and I love it when they play with me.


Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2013 at 6:45pm
Thank you so much for your story Felaine.
I enjoyed reading it.
Thank you Spud and Booklover!
Glad you like it!
Booklover that is so cute!
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 10, 2013 at 6:37pm

Oh, Felaine, I like your story and statement that most cats have no sense of humor.  It's interesting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 10, 2013 at 6:35pm

Love that funny ad Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 10, 2013 at 6:07pm

I know exactly why that cat is not speaking to anybody...he/she did some typically funny "cat thing," and got LOL'd at.

My fat black cat (long gone) used to play Ice Hockey in the kitchen; he'd come running when he heard me getting ice out of the freezer, and I'd put a cube on the floor for him to bat around.  One night the whole family came to watch the game, and Dad couldn't help himself...he laughed.  Helplessly.  The Devil immediately stopped playing, went to a corner, sat down with his back to all of us, and started washing his face.  It was like, "I don't know what you idiots are staring at; I've just been sitting here minding my own business."

Most cats have no sense of humor (but I love them anyway.)

Speaking of's an article about a funny Craig's List ad:

Read the whole thing.  KTHXBAI

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 10, 2013 at 4:50pm

I love the hands up tuna pizza cat, and the not speaking to you cat is funny as well.  What do you think that cat is doing Steph? 

Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2013 at 11:21am


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