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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 yesterday. 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 Plinius on August 16, 2013 at 12:42am

Thanks for Elgar, Loren! Too long ago that I heard that wonderful piece.

And I love the squished cat! Reminds me of the first cat I met:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 16, 2013 at 12:16am

Patricia, thanks for the video of the kitties you're cat-sitting. Was that a vacuum cleaner in the background?

booklover, I loved that squished cat LOL, thanks.

Welcome back Idaho Spud and Steph.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 15, 2013 at 10:18pm

This is particularly for Joan ... but also for anyone who is moved by music.  This is "Nimrod" from Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations:



Please listen.  Please enjoy

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2013 at 9:36am

Those are cute pics. I've been getting caught up on my rest. Will be trying to get back to the site like usual. How is everyone? Sure do you miss all of you.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 9:22am

I'm baaaaaack!   Perhaps I can respond to some of the multiple threads on here now that my soil-modifying work is done.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 9:19am

Mindy, I agree with what you told you daughter to do to that guy. Too bad those sex hormones make most of us (extra) stupid as teenagers.

Ha ha ha.  That adopted squished cat is funny!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 14, 2013 at 11:53pm

Barney Frank is atheist. Thanks for the news, Loren.
Grinning Cat, your double standard post is perfect.
Sk8eycat, I love the Mr Blackwell picture. Happy cat sitting.
Ian, I’ve seen a version of charging cat with three panes, where the cats eyes are both green, then one green and one red, then both green.

I had a hectic, unproductive day. I hope all of you did better.
Good night, All.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:56pm

You're lucky, Patricia, to have another friend around for the weekend as well.  I'm jealous of all the cat people here.  :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:54pm

Enjoy your cat-sitting Felaine and have a great weekend yourself.  Stay cool as a hep-cat. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2013 at 9:45pm

I'm leaving in a few minutes, and will be away till Monday or Tuesday...cat-sitting.  what else?  I'll check back with y'all when I get home.

I'd wish everyone a cool, quiet weekend, but I don't think that's going to happen.  At least not around here...the usual August heat wave is on its way.  Gah!

 

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