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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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Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 6. 0 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 26. 4 Replies

Am I so old and not know the definition of aphrodisiac, and its historical definition being based on Aphrodite, that her name came from the African drugs that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used for sexual enhancement? Dhu!  Aphrodite, ancient Greek…Continue

Tags: Africa, Lady, Victorian

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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Comment by Randall Smith 20 hours ago

Bertold, I'll add that drowning tragedy to my list of "why I'm a misanthrope". So sad. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday

I wouldn't be surprised if people at the Heritage Foundation would yuck it up if the GOP wealthcare plan passes.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan yesterday

Thomas - pretty much, yes. It's the "I've got mine so fuck you" mentality über alles.

Comment by Thomas Murray yesterday

Bertold,

Isn't this exactly the same mentality of the Republicans if they succeed in repeal/replace  Affordable Care Act for 10 million Americans?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan yesterday

From the What a Wonderful World Department:

Adisturbing video has surfaced of teens in Florida laughing at a disabled man drowning in a retention pond.

The five teens can be heard mocking Jamel Dunn, 32, as he screams begging for help. The ages 14 to 16-year-olds watch him struggle and ultimately fall under the water. When Dunn doesn’t resurface the teens continue to joke about him, The New York Daily News reported via Florida Today.

“Oh, he just died” one can be heard saying on the video. The group then laughs.

No one called 911 nor did they rush to help.

Raw Story

These kids must have been raised by atheists, right?

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Comment by Plinius on Wednesday

It Is funny, but telemarketeering is a crappy job. The shopping centre here is full of colporteurs, etc. They ask time to talk to me, and I tell them 5 seconds. After 5 seconds I wish them a good day and go on. They look so surprised then!

Comment by Thomas Murray on Tuesday

Kathy,

That was so funny! Some people use a whistle to blow into the speaker. It hurt the callers ears and they don't call back.

Comment by k.h. ky on Tuesday
On a funnier note I've been annoyed by calls from telemarketers Friday a company we recently did business with. When I answer the phone they start talking so fast I can't interrupt them. When it happened again this morning I tried to interrupt​ all through her opening She wouldn't shut up until she asked me if I was interested?
I asked her if she was a goddamn, fucked, idiot and she hung up on me. Lol. That made my day to finally get one to actually hang up : )
Comment by k.h. ky on Tuesday
Joan, Congress and Senate can afford it. They tried to cram their crappy insurance plan on us while they continued to get nothing but the best. McConnell made a remark years ago that his family was almost ruined by his medical bills when he had polio as a child. Now that he's worth over 25 million he doesn't give a damn about people who are facing the same problems he and his family went through. McConnell went to warm springs,on the March of Dimes money, now he's voted to cut their funding. What an ungrateful bastard. I really detest him.
Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Who Can Afford McCain’s Surgery?

"Without insurance, the surgery would cost the patient around $100,000.

"An estimated 29 million American residents are currently uninsured, 845,000 of whom live in Arizona. The Congressional Budget Office had projected that an additional 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance over the next decade under the Senate Republicans’ initial health care legislation. The release of a new CBO estimate of the Senate GOP’s latest draft has been postponed indefinitely."

 

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