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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

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2013 at 2:25pm

Napoleon, is this the correct translation?

"Be a good listener, and be sure that silence often produces the same effect as science."

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2013 at 2:24pm

Patricia, you may not be a computer nerd, but whatever you did, it worked. A good team effort. Thanks to you and Mindy for bringing me fun. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 7:20pm

Patricia! It worked. And it is so cute. Mindy! I got it. Thanks to both of you. It is appropriate for me at this time. Sleep, that is all I want, just to sleep. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 7:10pm

Patricia, no, nothing came through, and no address. Thanks for trying. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 6:38pm

This not getting the comment has been happening a lot and I hope for an easy fix. I assume it is my equipment, because I am not getting many different people's images. Let me try a few things here before you take the time to describe it to me. Thanks for the offer to help. 

Let's try one thing first, if you don't mind. Will you please send me the address to the comment and see if it comes through from you? That is, if you time to fool with this with me. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 11, 2013 at 6:15pm

Joan, that's strange, I can see the photo w/caption perfectly. Do you want me to describe it for you?  I don't want to ruin the surprise if you DO manage to get it later.  It's cute, and it fits ME exactly.

XOXOXOX

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 6:01pm

Mindy, there seems to be a pattern developing here. I am not getting your comments, except for only this: "Comment by booklover 2 hours ago". Nothing more. I have been able to retrieve what you send by going to my inbox, copying the file name and doing a Google search for it. This time, no luck. This is what I copied:

(http://api.ning.com:80/files/4NHhjdQBWB556ixg3uRViGYToMW94CUAx9AhpSDNTsUc7ZEzsFlzjm6J8e5GabiysAmmxrJxd0S3zFFgiNjDFeBA7jlYXflX/1000578_540922485981798_473129607_n.jpg)

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I tried using just the blue part: http://api.ning.com:80/files 

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and the whole string. Nothing. The I tried only the black part. 

I found "did not match any documents" for all three tries. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 11, 2013 at 2:59pm

Great cartoon, Loren. That applies to Climate Change denial as well as religion. As I read yesterday, "joyful embrace of willful ignorance".

Napoleon Bonaparte, I object to your video. While sexy female soldiers don't bother me, I find the theme "Kill an Arab" extremely offensive. Does it occur to you that some of The members of Hang With Friends are Arabs? Atheist Nexus has many Arab members. Hate has no place here. Accordingly I am exercising my prerogative as moderator and deleting your comment.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:05pm
"Define wet". That does have a familiar ring to it. Kind of like something Ray Comfort would state.
Comment by Loren Miller on August 10, 2013 at 8:38pm

Anyone for the absurdity of religion?  Check out the following:

 

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