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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.

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.

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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

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 6. 0 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 26. 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on Tuesday

That's a fun story, Berthold. I can imagine it happening.

Joan, I can't even begin to guess about the future.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

I wonder what life will be like 20 years from now? 

I can't help but wonder what my great-grandchildren's lives will be like when they are 81?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Monday

Bertold, I was a "band dork" in high school.  They were separate from the nerds, who we called "the media nerds" because they always managed the film projectors and the overhead projectors.  They also made up the chess club.  

My high school was extremely cliquish.  It was a very small Lutheran school, so each group stood out prominently.  We also had the jocks, the burnouts (stoners), the thespians, the misfits (who were just called "dorks"), and the smart, serious, straight-A students who didn't have a formal name.  I actually got along with everybody except for the jock group.  Most of them were obnoxious jerks.  There were a few exceptions, and I got along with them fine.

The burnouts were fun in art class and the media nerds appreciated cerebral jokes. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

Carl - I had to settle for being a nerd. Since then I learned the old adage: If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance baffle 'em with bullshit.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Monday

Funny story Bertold.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Monday

Bertold, I had to rely on my sparkling personality and my impeccable wit to be god in high school.  These days I substitute with memes and gifs.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

Carl - so true; if any of us had showed up in high school with a smart phone we would have been a god.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Monday

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

I like your story, too, Bertold. 

Comment by Plinius on Monday

Nice story, Bertold!

 

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