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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Surreal, I haz it

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

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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 piece which…Continue

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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

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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

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Comment by booklover on August 8, 2012 at 1:55pm

I agree Patricia!!!  It's just kind-of worse when it's a break-up, rather than a gradual letting go I think.  I've had/done both!

Comment by Patricia on August 8, 2012 at 1:51pm

Lives change & go in different directions all the time. Nobody can expect things in common for a lifetime with everyone they've made friends with over the years. 

Comment by booklover on August 8, 2012 at 1:39pm

Well, I just lost a friend because of my Atheist posts on FB.  She took something I put-up, turned it around to make it REALLY religious and posted it.  I'm not playing that game.  I unfriended her.  Sadly, because of her alcoholism (which I sincerely hope she gets help for), and because the horrible way she speaks to her daughter in front of her 2-year old grandson, which makes me cringe and not want to be at her home, our friendship was about done anyway.  Sad when a friendship ends, but when it causes you more stress than happiness, isn't it about time to go your separate ways?  I know some people who keep every friend they've ever made.  I don't seem to be able to do that.  I really wish her well, I just don't want to be a part of each other's lives anymore. :(

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 8, 2012 at 1:35pm

Comment by booklover on August 8, 2012 at 1:35pm

It's true Patricia!  Cats (and other animals) are the best show!  Plus they are soft and they purr! lol

Comment by Patricia on August 8, 2012 at 1:17pm

Thank you Chris.....we try to enjoy everything we are able to, & the cats keep us laughing......better than tv at the best of times!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2012 at 11:30am

Love the Bill Gates/Pooper poster.  Thanks Patricia.

Comment by booklover on August 8, 2012 at 8:14am

I'm sorry about your depression Ian.  I have had that too at times, but I'm on so many meds for anxiety/panic-attacks, they help with depression quite a bit!  Glad you liked the kitten and puppy pic. :)

Comment by Plinius on August 8, 2012 at 2:05am

Sad to hear that, Patricia. I wish you both a wonderful borrowed time!

Comment by Patricia on August 7, 2012 at 11:30pm

Unfortunately, my husband will not get better, & he's on borrowed time. The damage to his heart is so bad, nothing can be done to repair it. He got his defibrillator/pacemaker to jolt him when needed but it's still just a matter of when, not if. It was a clot that broke away from his heart that travelled & lodged in his brain to cause the stroke.  


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