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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.

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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud 18 hours ago. 59 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Idaho Spud on April 26, 2014 at 4:06pm

For those that have computers that don't work like my iMac, perhaps I should try reposting the image:

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2014 at 3:57pm

Thanks Spud!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 26, 2014 at 3:56pm

Mindy, nothing showed-up for me until I right clicked in the blank space, and it gave me a lot of open image and save image options.  I clicked on open image in a new tab and saw it.

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2014 at 3:56pm

Here's the scoop Carl.  So I denied her friend request.  Here's the "funny" part.  That friend that I had made-up with?  I told her the story about this woman, and she went off on me!  Like a crazy person!  And I don't mean good crazy.  She was saying to get over it, and she never wanted to talk to me about it again, etc. and that she could be friends with whoever she wanted, etc.  I was stunned.  I think she's lost it.  So I am not going to "break-up" with her again, I'm just never going to be available.  This was my oldest and used to be most trusted friend.  Obviously I can't go into the whole history of the story since we met 33 years ago, but I'm done. 

I have a few strong, loyal friends like you said, here, where I can meet a girlfriend for dinner if I need girl-talk, etc.  And I have you guys to talk to.  That's all I need.  Or want.  I'm fine with it.  My sister and a few friends tried to talk me into staying on FB, but they understood it caused me more anxiety than enjoyment.

So, I'm not going to talk about it again, and I'm not going to do anything with anybody I don't want to ever again.  Life is TOO short!

Good news about my daughter, she actually tested into the college math she needs!  It's the only subject she just can't do, and now all she needs is MTH 101 for her degree!  She's so happy and so are we.  She's hoping to get it over with this summer.  So are we. LOL.  Also, her boyfriend could not be a nicer more caring person to her.  Fingers crossed, everything seems to be going her way for a change.  I'm SO happy for her!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 26, 2014 at 3:46pm

Hi Mindy.  I thought I'd chime in with an opinion about your Facebook situation.  Everyone here has given you excellent advice.  In addition, it's pretty obvious you know how you want to respond, you just needed some outside validation.  I think your daughter hit the nail on the head:  "%&#@, no!"   As you pointed out (and Patricia dually noted) you weren't very close friends with this person to begin with, so there's no reason, in my opinion, to rekindle a friendship that didn't have a firm foundation from the start.    

I'd rather have a small group of strong, loyal friends than a large group of many acquaintances and friends of questionable value.  The fact that you are questioning whether or not you want to be friends with this person pretty much sums up the situation in a nutshell. 

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2014 at 3:43pm

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2014 at 3:42pm

Nothing shows up for me Felaine!

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2014 at 7:41am

Smart Ian!  Hugs back!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 26, 2014 at 3:43am

If it's not too late, have a good trip, Patricia.

Mindy, it's all been said so I won't try to add more.

I enjoy FB but I know it's just for fun. If I need to share something personal THIS is the place and YOU are the people.

Have a great weekend. Hugs to all.

Comment by Steph S. on April 25, 2014 at 10:23pm

Hugs to you too Mindy - you are my good friend too.

Everyone have a good weekend.

 

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