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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 on Monday. 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 Randall Smith on December 1, 2014 at 7:52am

I love looking up people from my childhood--"googling", that is. When I looked up Linda Rondstat (sp?) the other day, I was surprised at how old she looked! Next on my list, the Everly Bros. All I want to do is dream....!

Comment by Plinius on December 1, 2014 at 2:00am

Oh! I missed the pj party! Monday morning here, mist and rain (come and get it!) and I'm off to the dentist. Waving to you!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 1, 2014 at 1:01am

Felaine, a beautiful photograph.  You must have loved skating in such wonderful costumes. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 1, 2014 at 12:56am

NOT exactly Sally Rand, but we did use big white ostrich feather fans in this number:

White Peacock 2

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 1, 2014 at 12:09am

I love these old clips from the "What's My Line" game show.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 30, 2014 at 11:57pm

Sally Rand spent several years working in Chicago in the late 1920's and early 1930's.  She is a legend around here and is often a topic of conversation when discussing the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.  As the Wikipedia article mentions, she was quite the scandalous attraction.  Hubba-hubba!   

Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 11:02pm

Aaaarrrrghghghg!  We had a VERY light rain all day today, and our land-line is giving us nothing but static again.  WTF is the matter with the phone company?  I pay $4 a month for line repair, and get Jack Schidt.

What a weekend this has been.....

Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 10:02pm

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Actually, she was 4 years older than RAH, but they WERE friends.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 9:53pm

Is that Sally Rand?  She was a classmate of Robert A. Heinlein in Kansas City....

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 30, 2014 at 8:45pm

Felaine, don't worry about pajamas.  I've give you a couple of fans. 

 

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