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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith May 27. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on October 26, 2012 at 10:43am

Thinking about you Grinning Cat.  Will be interested in hearing how you and your dad are doing when you feel like sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2012 at 9:10am

Hey, Grinning Cat.  I wish your father well and hope he makes a good recovery.  Be well, yourself.  --Carl  

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 9:05am

Grinning cat my thoughts are with you. Hope your dad gets better soon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2012 at 4:46am

Grinning Cat, I am so sorry to learn of your father's stroke. Do take care of yourself as you meet each day's challenge. My best wishes for full and fast recovery for your Dad. 

Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2012 at 1:29am

Best wishes for your dad, Grinning Cat! I hope he got quick treatment!

And I'm here because they didn't come to collect the pc, so I reattached all the cables and I'm waiting for the next appointment - in four days...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2012 at 1:17am

Hi all. GrinningCat's Dad had a stroke. Maybe you could leave him a supportive comment. I'm sure he'd appreciate it.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 26, 2012 at 12:51am

All religions seem silly to me although the one I'm used to (Church of England Xtianity) more dull than the others.

Stealing the fireside cat. Just come home from a night's work on a cold morning and that's exactly how I feel.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 6:02pm

Thanks Joan.  I also often wonder what people prefer to be called, and will try my best to remember any preferences.  

However, as my dad was fond of saying, "you can call me anything, just don't call me late for dinner."

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 5:55pm

Thanks friend Steph.  Wish I could sleep as well as your fall & winter cat!  I'm keeping it.

I agree that religion is so very silly from the outside, and I would also add incredibly stupid and often evil.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2012 at 5:48pm

Spud, I responded to your preference, but apparently I did not push the "Add" button. Thank you for letter us know how you like to be addressed. I, too, had problems figuring out how to direct my comments, so just started copy and pasting names to my responses. That wasn't satisfactory for me either. So "Spud" it is. 
Are there any other people who want to be addressed differently than your site name. 
Sentient Biped?

Booklover? 

sk8eycat? I have to copy your name because I usually spell this wrong. 

Just let me know and I shall be more than happy to comply. Please forgive me if I fail.  

No! don't forgive me ... I don't believe in forgiveness. Hit me once, there is no forgiveness appropriate . 

 

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