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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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Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Plinius 19 minutes ago. 3 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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 38 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 yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist on Thursday. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2013 at 3:24pm

At least Grumpy Cat is real.  :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 24, 2013 at 3:24pm

He's everywhere, just like Santa:

Comment by Loren Miller on July 24, 2013 at 3:21pm

Feh ... both of 'em can take a long walk off a short pier, for all of me.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2013 at 3:11pm

Loren, I was actually thinking about you and snickering to myself as I posted that photo.  I know how you love Grumpy Cat. 

Comment by Loren Miller on July 24, 2013 at 3:05pm

Grumpy Cat is EVERYWHERE!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2013 at 2:40pm

Comment by booklover on July 24, 2013 at 2:11pm

Yay Steph!  Can't wait until you're back posting regularly!  Miss you my friend! :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2013 at 2:10pm

Hello, Steph.  All is well with me.  Thanks for asking.  How about yourself?  Are you almost done with classes for the summer?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 24, 2013 at 1:43pm

Fine, Steph - except that I have to go to work soon.

How are you?

Comment by Steph S. on July 24, 2013 at 11:14am

Hello everyone! How are you all doing?

 

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