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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 Steph S. on January 21, 2015 at 4:01pm

Happ Birthday Joan - wishing you all the best.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2015 at 3:25pm

Joan, Happy Birthday!

Wishing you peace and tranquility.  Enjoy your day!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2015 at 8:17am

If interested, I submitted a book recommendation and my colonoscopy results in "Nexus Book Club" and "learnerscoffeeshop" groups respectfully. No need to repeat myself.

My list of hated comedians (Adam Shandler) and shows (i.e., All in the Family) is endless. Don't even want to think about it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2015 at 12:16am

Neil Carter, 

What Atheists Wish Christians Knew About Them

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2015 at 10:49pm

Grinning Cat, thank you again. I worked on the same problem a year ago; now I realize I have been doing it incorrectly for a year. I'll work to catch my errors quicker in the future. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 20, 2015 at 10:31pm

Sk8ey - I actually liked Carrey in Liar Liar. And you're so right about Lucille - by a strange coincidence I just saw a trailer for her Mame last week and she was waaaaaaaaaay too long in tooth and claw for that role.

Ian - Groucho was absolutely the pinnacle of comedy. My favorite line ever was I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception. He was just subtle enough to sleaze many a ribald line past the ever-vigilant censors. Reginald Perrin was priceless as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 10:19pm

I don't think I've ever seen anything Jim Carrey has ever done.  The last movie (DVD) I have seen was the second "Harry Potter" film.  *YAWN*  (And too much yelling n the beginning.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 20, 2015 at 9:58pm

Always been a Marx brothers fan, me. The right combination of verbal and visual wit. I grew up with more radio than telly so the verbal has been the most important. For instance, I love Blackadder but don't really care much for Mr. Bean.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:57pm

Jerry Lewis was good in "My Friend Irma."  Period.  At least I thought so at the time.   I was 9 years old.....

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 20, 2015 at 9:51pm

Joan, thanks for sharing that clip!

There's a discussion in "How To Do It!" about embedding videos, with instructions on specifying start and stop times if you want to highlight just one section.

 

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