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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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover yesterday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on December 30, 2011 at 10:37pm

Happy New Year Friends!

Comment by Paula T. on December 30, 2011 at 9:02pm

A while back, I worked at a Byzantine Catholic school.  The religious ed teacher was raised RC and during a discussion in the teacher's lounge he stated that when people go to heaven, they are all on the same level - no one is better than anyone else.  The 4th grade teacher, a former Byzantine nun, was shocked!!  "You mean that I'll be on the same level as criminals and murderers who repent on their death bed?!?!!?" was her response.  Ding!  Another thread loosened in the unraveling of my religious beliefs....

Comment by Ian Mason on December 30, 2011 at 2:49am

Well, Steven D Campagna, it doesn't matter what he does if God forgives him in the end, does it?

Comment by Steph S. on December 29, 2011 at 10:35pm

cool one Sk8eycat!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 10:34pm

Fantasy Football Jesus

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 10:12pm

"You vile cynic, sk8ey! "

Oh! That's the sweetest thing anybody's said to me in a long time! Srsly. Thank you.

{{{{{Steve}}}}}

PS: I meant to say "sanctimonious" instead of "self-righteous," but my mind went blank.  I am getting old.  Ergh.

I also thought of using another word (rhymes with "trick") instead of "twit," but I didn't know if Cheezburger would censor it.  (Wonder if he is turning tricks when he's not talking to his imaginary friend. Wouldn't surprise me a bit.)

Comment by LM Valeriano Godoy on December 29, 2011 at 6:35pm

Thank you for inviting me to this group! :)

Comment by Steph S. on December 29, 2011 at 5:45pm

I love that sk8eycat -- I'm going to favorite it and vote on it right now!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 3:56pm

My latest...why pro football makes me barf.

http://cheezburger.com/exhoicat/lolz/View/5626213888

Ostentatious Display of Piety...lose game, anyway

Ostentaious Display of Piety...lose game anyway

Comment by sk8eycat on December 28, 2011 at 6:56pm

PS: ANY medical practice that allows or encourages their employees to proselytize on the job ought to have some kind of warning sign by the door, or prominently posted in the waiting room.

Sheesh!

 

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