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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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Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:25pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:24pm

Booklover - your cats are so beautiful!

I want to hug them all.

Comment by Steph S. on August 18, 2012 at 11:24pm

Hey Ruth congrats!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2012 at 11:14pm

Ruth, congratulations on a well-run group. You inspire, instruct, advise, challenge and I respect you for all those qualities. This is a friendly and safe site.

Hanging with Friends

 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 18, 2012 at 10:28pm

Ruth: Dis iz a popular groop becuz we iz gud 2 eech uvver! (An we can be a liddle silly in heer wifout offending innywun.)

I wanted to show Joan the type of drinking fountain Hairy Jerry has (Pumpkin uses it, too, but he drinks out of the basin. Guess he's not so fussy about running water, or maybe he's afraid of it.)

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Jerry's fountain has a red basin...I thought he'd be more attracted to it because cats seem to see red better than any other color.  The water spout is adjustable so you can control how much it splashes.

There are hundreds of kitty fountains on the market, but this is the only one I felt was safe for older cats. Oh, and the tube that connects to the spout has charcoal granules in it to filter the water.  same kind of stuff that Brita pitchers use.  Since I use Brita pitchers for our drinking water (our tap water is hard as rocks!), the cats' water is double-filtered.

booklover, your kittehs are lovely.  I especially like the black kitteh.  They are my favorites after the ORNJ ones.  Pumpkin looks like an orange Abysinian, and Hairy Jerry is a biscuit and white Bugs Bunny cat.

I don't know how to Paste my own photographs in here, or I'd do it...

 

Comment by booklover on August 18, 2012 at 10:15pm

Yay Ruth! :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2012 at 9:59pm

Hey y'all! With 749 members, Hang With Friends is the 12th most popular group. Congrats us!

Comment by booklover on August 18, 2012 at 9:47pm

sk8eycat, I've put this pic of my cats up before, I always find one just quietly sitting on the counter, waiting for a human to turn the water on, LOL.

Joan, that is a beautiful picture of your friend.  I'm glad she was good to herself!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2012 at 9:38pm

The Flying Atheist, what a wonderful grandfather you had. His kindness and positive attitude made a real difference in your life; your affection for him shines through. I like him telling of the kindness of dockworkers and office people; so often, people tell of only the crabby and arrogant ones. What was his name? A good solid Danish name, I suspect.  We need his compassionate nature now, more than ever. Raising a family during the Great Depression and WWII presented quite a challenge; he must have seen incredible changes in his lifetime.

Thanks for sharing.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 18, 2012 at 9:10pm

That's a beautiful photo, Joan. 

 

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