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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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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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

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

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Comment by Paula T. on October 14, 2012 at 12:08am

Chris, I have a problem with using the Chrome browser.  I can post a reply (as I am now), but cannot reply to another member's post within threads.  I am able to reply to those while using IE, but I really hate IE.  I hope someone else who has more tech knowledge may be able to offer another answer.

Comment by Plinius on October 13, 2012 at 11:49pm

Good morning! My pc gets stuck every time I visit AN - some reli influence perhaps? It's almost impossible to put up a message; are there more people with the same problem here? And how can I fix it?

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 8:57pm
Oh yay! Black cats - just what I love to look at! : ) just love animals!
Thanks so much Booklover and Tony.
Love black panthers - so cool!
Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 8:55pm
Well Booklover you did the most important job of all and raised a wonderful family and also taking care of a home and all that good stuff. I think things will fall into place for you. You will find the career for you.
Paula good luck on your job hunt.
Comment by Tony Carroll on October 13, 2012 at 8:48pm

Now THIS is a real black cat!!!

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:05pm

Thanks, booklover!  I was at home while my sons were young and any work I did was around their school and sports schedules.

I sort of fell into the decision to become a librarian and am still looking for a full time position - hopefully one I had a phone interview for which is in the same academic library I work in now  *fingers crossed*  I hate the thought of paying back student loans for the rest of my life, but I knew I didn't want to file papers/answers phones or ask "paper or plastic" for the rest of my life!  Hopefully, you can find something you love to do and can make some $$!!

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:02pm

booklover, I read The Pillars of the Earth...it's a great book!  I watched the mini-series a couple of years ago and it was watch-worthy, but there were some major changes to the story.  Have you read the sequel to Pillars?

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 7:55pm

I know that feeling, booklover!  I love my work as a librarian, but some patrons can really test my patience.  I sometimes mutter under my breath "I hate people"  lol

We had quite a bit of rain here today, Steph.  Cold and windy.  At least we can assume it is warmer in Texas than in Detroit right now!

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 7:47pm
Love that Booklover! You guys always make my day! I have catitude too!
Same here Booklover.
It's pouring cats and dogs here. Thus the picture. : )
Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 6:44pm

Pouring rain here.

Getting caught up on errands and stuff.

Love that booklover! That is a cute cat.

Joan those are great pics.

Hope everyone is doing good today.

 

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