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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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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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on October 6, 2011 at 4:37am
I thought the Woz was the real genious - maybe not with business, but he's a great inventor.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2011 at 2:50am

Why? It's sad for Jobs's family and friends but the Apple Corp will carry on (exploiting workers in China).

 

Comment by alexa penzner on October 5, 2011 at 9:23pm

 

Steve Jobs is gone! it's the earth without trees and plankton. it can't be, it just can't. . . we will miss him so much. . .

Comment by Herbert Philip Peters on October 5, 2011 at 8:46am
At the moment, i am obsessed with an idea: "Meaning (and even life) is light stored (in our brains) in the form of pictures". People are led by what they see - that explains 'society produces common destiny'. For minority of us knowledge relaxes, and logic and reason are methods to knowledge. But for the majority, it is irrational methods to relaxation. And seeing is believing + truth by following majority.
Comment by Carl Pastor on September 23, 2011 at 12:56am
i was still in high school during the election. my binder had a jack kennedy fer pres sticker on it.  it is telling that jack has been our only catholic pres ever.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2011 at 8:32pm

Well, rats.  How did I mess that up?  It was JFK's response when the fundies were having hissy fits abouth the fact that he was Catholic when he ran for pres in 1960.

Sorry about messing up the page, folks.  =8>(

Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2011 at 8:29pm

And the Pee Tarts are still yelling that...as if it were unconstitutional or something if he was.

How many of the members here are old enough to remember the ruckus among the fundies when JFK ran for president?  Because he was Catholic. 

Comment by dr kellie on September 22, 2011 at 4:09pm
McCain did silence a woman who was hysterically yelling that Obama was a muslim.  It was at a town hall meeting.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 22, 2011 at 4:02pm
Right on, sk8eycat! I firmly believe that religion belongs in the church (or other religious institution) and in the home, but not in public. When I was a child, I always hated Christmas and Easter in the public schools, and I hate the religion that people want to bring into public life. I defend everyone's right to their own beliefs, but don't impose them on others!
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 22, 2011 at 1:15pm
He didn't, but Colin Powell did.
 

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