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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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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on September 8, 2016 at 3:53am

Thanks, Joan, I didn't know that site!

Comment by Plinius on September 8, 2016 at 3:52am

Grilled brats, Carl? So you do eat babies?

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 8, 2016 at 12:18am

I agree with Carl, this is a great post, Loren. I have already posted it to my family and friends on Facebook. Thanks. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2016 at 11:51pm

What a great clip, Loren.  Jimmy is having so much.  I was smiling through the whole thing.  I've always loved Billy Joel.  He had so many huge hits one after the other during my grammar school, high school, and college years and beyond.  Hearing his music always transports me back in time.  (Mentally, not physically.)  Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Loren Miller on September 7, 2016 at 6:39pm

Okay, gang, time for some fun.  How about Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel indulging in a bit of 21st-century doo-wop?!?

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2016 at 5:30pm
Kathy, I thought calling you in was a change of pattern, and changes of pattern make me worry. I really glad it was no big deal. Thank you for letting unknown
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2016 at 3:55pm

Chris, about pronunciation, I ran across this site; you probably know it already. But what the heck, maybe you don't, so here it is. 

How to teach reading with phonics - 9/12 - Long I Sound - Learn Eng...

Comment by k.h. ky on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm
Thanks everyone. I was seriously concerned. With the new policy of having to go in to receive test results I'll be in that damned office all the time.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm

I'm doing fine, Randy. Thanks.  I feel good.  I just get a bit lethargic and tired.  I attribute that to my medications.  I spent the Labor Day holiday at my parent's house for grilled brats, potato salad, corn on the cob, and sauerkraut to put on the brats which were on pretzel rolls.  Also a nice side of very flavorful cherry tomatoes from their garden.  Oh, and chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cookies for dessert.  So yes, I'm doing fine health-wise and other-wise.

Comment by Plinius on September 7, 2016 at 12:26pm

I think Randall mentioned A Hundred Year Walk, about the Armenian genocide. Thanks for putting me on the track of it, I wouldn't have missed the story!

 

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