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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 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

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Ian Mason on October 28, 2012 at 2:59pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 28, 2012 at 2:05pm

Such wonderful posts and insights shared today. Love the posts sk8eycat. And the video of stairball.

"I admire people who barely have anything, but share it nevertheless."

Such a wonderful quote!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 28, 2012 at 1:51pm

Thanks for the video of Harvey playing stairball. I see him as efficient, not lazy. Dancing cat and nomming cat were also welcome. "Keep going strong" is a good way to put it, Steph.

I'm anxious about Sandy, living in Phila. Our basement is prone to flooding and all of the battery stores are sold out. *sigh* The shelves were empty of bottled water too yesterday, excepting the expensive individual size.

The media keep calling it "rare", as if this is just an extraordinary fluke, rather than an indication of how storms are changing. Perhaps the high tide is a fluke, but blocking patterns are the new normal. Yet, I haven't adequately prepared. So who am I to talk. Once the power is out, you won't hear from me for a while. Don't worry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 1:21pm

Dear friends on "Hang with Friends", you made my day. 

Steph, as always your photos tickle my funny bone when I am in the midst of some unsolvable problem and I lighten up, and the solution comes. 

sk8eycat, your photos make me love what I am doing. Those precious photos i.e. man and dog, and man and cat; I file these in Animal Companions; this is not intended to put either one down or up. 

Chris, I don't like opera and your photos just made it great comedy. Sorry opera fans, I do not intend to brag, or trivialize;  my opinion reveals my failure to appreciate something others find lovely or inspiring. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 12:34pm

CHANGE, the only constant 

Comment by Steph S. on October 28, 2012 at 11:26am

Good afternoon friends!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 28, 2012 at 2:00am

A lot of funny and heartening things. Thanks all. Needed something good to come home to after working the night when the clocks go back here.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2012 at 1:48am

Chris, that Florence Jenkins video actually made me enjoy opera for a change.  Not the voice...but the pics!  I've gotta Save that one!

THIS is  the photo I was looking for when I found the one of the man with the adorable kitten:

Love is love...   I'm glad that there are now organizations that try to help homeless people keep their pets.  Or let the animals keep their people.

Comment by Plinius on October 28, 2012 at 1:19am

Lovely picture, Sk8eycat! And have you noticed that the rich sell a surplus, the poor almost always share it.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2012 at 1:15am

I was Searching for a different photo, but I could NOT resist this one:

"I admire people who barely have anything, but share it nevertheless."

 

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