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Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
Members: 850
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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera on Thursday. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 10:41pm
Cool! Thank so very much!
I love the picture - it is funny!
I appreciate it!
Pleasant dreams everyone!
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 5, 2012 at 10:33pm

Hey Steph. This one made me laugh and think of you.

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 10:19pm

Booklover, Patricia and Tony - those are great animal pictures.

Have a good night.

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 10:18pm

Comment by sk8eycat on September 5, 2012 at 7:01pm

My dad would have loved that parrot; he had a South American green when he was a boy, and it drove his parents crazy because it could mimic Grandmother's voice perfectly.

One of his aunts had a mynah bird that said all kinds of snarky (for the 1920s) things. He loved talking about both of them.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 5, 2012 at 6:35pm

Love the panda! Melinda, perfect cat for you. lol. My daughter-in-law sent me this one.

Comment by Lillie on September 5, 2012 at 5:45pm

I wonder which came first--the cat or the sofa.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 5, 2012 at 3:53pm

That's a purrfect garden pic for a BOOKLOVERRRRR! 

PS: I wannit!

 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 5, 2012 at 2:02pm

Those pics really make me smile. I stole the sofa-cat, btw.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 5, 2012 at 6:34am

Great pics. Have cats evolved to match furniture?

 

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