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 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 Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 11:06am

oh booklover that is so cute!! Love it.

Hugs to you Melinda.

Group hug for everyone.

Joan I love the chick picture - could you also think about posting it for the Bird group? I think the bird group would love to see it.

Always appreciate your contributions.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 11, 2013 at 6:44am

Joan, I like the Buff-laced Bantam Chick.  Cute and interesting.  

Comment by Ian Mason on April 11, 2013 at 4:17am

Thanks everyone for the posts and pics. Just the ticket for causing a morning smile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 11, 2013 at 1:32am

Buff-laced Bantam Chick 

Comment by Plinius on April 11, 2013 at 1:27am

And hugs to all of you!

Dido really shines like satin. All my cats all knew the difference between an accident and on purpose actions - I've seen their reaction to certain people that visited us - no good at all - and much later I understood that the cats were right and I should have been warned by their behaviour. Now I pay attention to what the cats think about visitors.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2013 at 9:32pm

Hugs back, Melinda.  You bring a lot of smiles and fun to this group.  I always enjoy your pics and stories. 

Comment by Lillie on April 10, 2013 at 9:28pm

Chris, does Dido"s fur look like satin?  Our black cat's does.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2013 at 9:12pm

I know what you mean, Melinda. There is a special energy that comes out of this group. You add so much to my enjoyment as do each one of you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2013 at 8:27pm

Melinda, another keeper kat! Friday, here we come. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2013 at 6:04pm

 Patricia on April 4, 2013 at 12:55pm is a photo of a little girl with haunted eyes that you posted. I was going trough the files to make sure I read everything and ran across it. Making a comment on it, on then page 12, I didn't realize my response would be so far away. 


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