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.

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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 March 25, 2013 at 10:08am

MGM studio lion cat reminds me of something that MGM does that makes me hate them.  On all of my newer MGM DVDs, they make the lion roar much much much louder than the sound in the movie.  If I forget to turn the sound down before it roars, it shatters my nerves and makes me jump.  Hate the a-holes that do that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 25, 2013 at 10:04am

Patricia, love your poster about being proud rather than ashamed.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 25, 2013 at 5:24am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 25, 2013 at 4:23am

Thanks for the Beckett link, Ruth. I've seen even more in the play the second time.

Perhaps there's a lion in every cat, Steph.

Comment by Steph S. on March 25, 2013 at 12:39am

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 24, 2013 at 11:45pm

Yes, thanks, Felaine! Grumpy Cat's secret is out now: "It's really just a face ... like right now she looks super grumpy, but I know she's purring. We can hear her." "Yeah, she always looks grumpy, but she's really always sweet."

And Loren, that sign is great! Some people, too, choose to become Catholics, or born-again Christians, or (fill in the blank), having not been indoctrinated raised in those faiths -- much more of a "choice" than who we love, yet most of them have their marriages fully recognized and respected!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 9:57pm

Patricia, That is the way I see religion. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 9:56pm

sk8eycat, great meme. What the heck, 'll test the limit. I am sure if I get too out of hand, someone will call me on it. I just want to play around with the idea of creating memes for a while. Care to join me? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 24, 2013 at 8:08pm

Thanks for posting that GMA interview, Sk8eycat.  That was very cute.  I have to say, Grumpy Cat sure has beautiful blue eyes!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2013 at 7:57pm

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