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

11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 1, 2017 at 1:46am

Quite right, Joan. I'm reminded of a quote I heard somewhere: 'Principles are like stars. We may never quite reach them but, like the mariners of old, we use them to steer by.'

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 30, 2017 at 8:57pm

Ian, if I ever am tempted to get a tatoo, it will be one similar to your "Per ardua ad caelum"! I donn't know the Latin for, "if I aim for the stars and miss, I will land in the universe; if I am for the barn door and miss, I will land in a pile of shit."

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 30, 2017 at 5:15pm

A note on Christian values....

A Trump supporter laughing....

The shirt, " Rope.Tree.Journalist. Some assembly required" was sold at Walmart, but the store eventually then removed them off the shelf.

Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 9:30pm

What Pai will do with the internet is just part of the monopolistic plans he has for cable, broadcast TV, radio, and news print.

He's a disease  that will infect democracy.

Only opiions - not facts.  In Trump land there are no facts.

Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 9:19pm

Electronic Freedom Foundation.

The FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order was a huge victory for Internet users. Thanks to the millions of us who spoke up for a free and open Internet, we won essential net neutrality protections.

Now those protections could disappear, as

Monopolost FCC Chairman Aijit Pai

is considering reversing the Open Internet Order and giving major telecommunications companies an unprecedented level of control over how we use the Internet.Please tell your members of Congress to oppose efforts to roll back net neutrality protections.

The FCC’s public comment period has ended, but it’s not too late to speak out for net neutrality.

So what do I do now?

Please urge your members of Congress to oppose efforts to roll back net neutrality protections?

I wrote a harsh message. I've never been known for tact.
The Monopolist Chairman Aijit Pai objective to provide high speed lanes for his internet kickback pals has never been what internet was about.

It should have always been a public service such as a library or telephone.

After Pai gets the goo wiped off his lover lip, and has an enema he'll make a ton of money in the private industry.  

He certianly isn't working for the public.
Comment by Patricia on November 27, 2017 at 1:39pm


Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 6:58am

Blood Thinners.

Warfran bleeding can be kept under control with potasium while other new kinds of medicine such as pradaxa may cause uncontrolable bleeding  complications.

Comment by Chris on November 27, 2017 at 5:05am

A couple of years ago I attempted to look up last names.  All I came across were commercial web sites for "Coat of Arms," and other nonsense.

Last names may not be peternal.  With wars, displacement, adoption and other conflicts a last name shouldn't matter, nor should DNA.  

The story of the family should be more important than last names, or dna.

I'm guessing that people, such as the maternal side of my family desire and look for remote relatives related to Kings and Queens - while  ignoring murderes and rapists.

If one goes back far enough it's obvious we are all related to amoeba.

Regarding cinematography. I enjoy Independent films.

I haven't seen "The Hippotamus".  I'll try to check it out.

This evening I watched a Danish Independent film "Adam's Apples"

with English subtitles that was interesting.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 26, 2017 at 3:32pm

Chris, as I understand it, Danish records are fairly good and there are a lot of websites that will help. There's a period in the mid1800s when the law was changed so people had to have a permanent family name. The tradition before that was 'father's name + sen/datter'. There was a short period of free choice and many took the name of the family farm, leading to a lot of ****gaard last names. Some people among the posher classes chose something Greek or Latin. Those with inherited titles (Rosenkranz, Guildensterne etc) just carried on. The -sen suffix remains the most common though.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 26, 2017 at 3:23pm

An evening of sophisticated, cinematographical entertainment. 'The Hippopotamus'. From a novel by Stephen Fry, an unemployed, whiskey-soaked theatre critic gets sent on a stately-home whodunnit where there isn't a murder. In fact, quite the opposite. Some great one-liners:
'Wordsworth! He's a tea-towel poet'


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