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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Discussion Forum

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly yesterday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 2 Replies

This is a test Continue

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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 16, 2013 at 2:28pm

Weekend and it's snowing on my daffodils. Better sleep in.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2013 at 4:04pm

Here is a bit of fresh air and lift after a dreadful legislative winter: 

MUST WATCH: A Politician Loses It And Restores My Faith In Humanity

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2013 at 11:19am

LOL Booklover! A good text to embroider and hang in your livingroom!

Comment by Steph S. on March 15, 2013 at 8:40am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 15, 2013 at 2:10am

Smashing pic of the young ones, Melinda. Glad you enjoyed the break.

Musical chairs Pope? Well, it's more logical than the process they claim happens.

Good morning one and all. The sun is shining here but the temp is about minus 5 C and I'm on my way to bed after a night's work.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2013 at 11:50pm
Patricia, FUNNY! Fr. Guido Sarducci for next pope.

Ian, It's time to end that Agricultural Age tradition of Daylight Saving Time. I have not heard of the radio programs you enjoyed. I'll look on the internet for them. Can always use new and interesting old things.

TFA,I listed Ian and your recommendations and look forward to some happy time.
I agree with Ruth and Lillie, regular check ups and an electric toothbrush may add years to your life. Gum disease can get you in your heart as well as mouth. It is amazing how painless cleaning is these days with their new technologies. I have fallen asleep during cleaning. Oh well, that keeps the hygienist awake and we laugh about my snoring when I wake up.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2013 at 11:43pm

Patricia, the sheep video was so stunning, I initially thought it had to be fake.  But as I understand the process and the making, it truly is stunning and a great piece of performance art.  Very cool.

Melinda, so nice to have you back.  I'm sure your pets were glad to see you return.  I can just hear all the happy meowing.  lol  Beautiful picture of your kids. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 14, 2013 at 10:55pm

Patricia, Extreme Sheep herding is fantastic!!!! Who would have imagined  precision sheep herding as a visual art form! My husband and GrinningCat watched it twice on their laptops. Next on the 71 inch TV. Then we found a video that gave more background, kinda like the making of. It said the video took seven herders, 300 sheep and two days of recording. What novel performance art.

I envy your backyard wildlife.

That looks like a great place to relax, booklover. Thanks for the picture of your kids.

Comment by Steph S. on March 14, 2013 at 10:29pm

Hey Melinda!

What a lovely picture of your at Key West.

I bet you had so much fun and feel so relaxed.

So glad to have you back. We missed you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2013 at 8:52pm
Patricia, they are so pretty, I love watching such wildlife. You have quite a bit of snow. There is none on my place now, as of this week.
Do you have other critters visit?

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