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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

A comment is a shout-out, which will get lost in a few days, because the comment wall is just a random stack.

Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 26 minutes ago. 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 Idaho Spud on November 19, 2012 at 2:57pm

Patricia, I love the Black Cat Analogy.

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 8:45am

Love those zombie cats booklover. Wow - how cool and good morning everyone.

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 8:44am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:44am

Toney, thos photo of Annaghkeen Castle, Galway, Ireland with time-lapse photography mesmerizes me. So many thought go through my mind as I look at it. Is there life out there? How do we look to them? Will our descendants travel to such places? Very evocative.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:02am

Melinda. Zen and Meow is a great photo! thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 12:00am
Thanks Joan! I just posted that story in my birds group.
Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:58pm

That's okay, Joan.

Neither do I..

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:56pm

Steph, your story of the pelicans is quite remarkable. Good news they were tagged and could be returned and reunited. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:53pm

Mike, Jesus riding dinosaurs? I don't think so!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:39pm

Mike, it is so easy to get mixed up. Thankfully, this group is very willing to forgive and go on with new and interesting discoveries. 

It is time I lighten up in my contributions. I ran across this little treasure you all may enjoy. 

I wonder what this new little life will experience by the time she reaches the elder's age?

 

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