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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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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 The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 9:29am

I don't watch much television, but the majority of any e-mail spam I receive is to save money on cheap Cialis, Viagra and medications from Canada. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 5, 2014 at 7:30am

Joan, I had to laugh when I read about "Cary walking with a gate". I have this mental image. I'm sure you meant "gait"! 

I don't know if this is the place, but I have to vent. What's with all the Cialis commercials? They're on all the networks' evening news, MSNBC, History Channel, TBS, etc. (Not the Food Channel, so far!) Are men really THAT dysfunctional? I mean talk about overkill. I absolutely hate those commercials and will immediately change channels. Disgusting.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 4, 2014 at 7:44pm
Patricia, good one.
Your's too Ian.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:33pm

That's really funny, Patricia. Thanks.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:31pm

Back from a very pleasant few days in England. Enjoyed very much seeing some family and am slightly rounder in the waist thanks to some excellent home cooking. Saw "Titus Andronicus" at The Globe which was good although Anthony Hopkins's version is still the best.

A little pun that might cheer you up:

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2014 at 12:52pm

Patricia, thanks for that funny.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 4, 2014 at 12:06pm

Hi, Steph.  Are you finished with classes for the semester?  Teaching over the summer?

Joan, enjoy your gardening.  It's a nice day here as well.  The birds are making such a racket!  I guess they have a lot to say today. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 4, 2014 at 11:56am

Good morning everyone! Another beautiful day and after three days of sporadic downpours of rain, the soil should be easy to pull some weeds. I had a big project yesterday of pruning the tall trees and shrubs. Star Pruners do a fantastic job for me. I don't climb ladders, usually, and Cary has a brain injury that leaves his right hand and leg numb; he has no sense of where his foot is and walks with a gate that looks like he is drunk. He is not; he has neurological damage over which he has no control. 

Had a session with the podiatrist yesterday, treating that horrid hangnail of my right foot. It was not infected but hurt like the dickens. He trims my toenails with a heavy duty clipper that can take on the tough, curled nails. I asked if I could do anything more to get my nails back to normal and he said "NO! It is a function of age, chemo, and fungus." I have to learn to live with it. He is a very nice man, born and raised on a wheat farm, so we have lots to discuss while he is clipping away at those claws of mine. 

I read a little bit of A/N mail this morning, and the temperature is rising so I am headed to the garden. It is now 10:00 AM. See you this afternoon. 

Comment by Steph S. on June 4, 2014 at 10:16am

That is such a cute and funny pic Patricia. Thanks for hte happy video Flying Atheist.

So how is everyone? Can you believe it is June? Where has the year gone?

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2014 at 12:56am

I hope the TP-ers don't get hold of that and ruin it the way the GOPers did with "Don't Worry, Be Happy" some years back...

 

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