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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.

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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 Chris on December 22, 2016 at 10:01pm

consuminderaar

Maybe Frugal.

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 9:48pm

Daniel,

May I suggest using a stipple roller and  semi gloss paint to finish off your kitchen remodel?

Gloss of course may work better around the sink and oven.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 9:25pm

Just curious, Daniel.  Are you able to use your stove and sink throughout this whole project?  

Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 9:10pm

Kitchen retrofit progress report.  Soffits are reconstructed.  Drywall is installed.  I finished the first layer of drywall joint compound / surface evening.  There will be at least 2 more applications because my work is not that expert and I want the final result to be smooth and even.  When that is done - one or 2 days - I can paint the primer.  Starting to feel better about this.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51pm
Carl, that is it. Minimalist!
Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 8:45pm

Chris, my dad was like that.  My mom would have called it "Being German" although with my dad she might have said, "Stubborn Bullheaded German"  despite being totally devoted to him.  Now that I'm retired, I aspire to be more consuminderaar too.  Your description is perfect for how I used to be, and want to be, and am becoming more so every day.  That life is much more to my temperament and liking than the high-profile, high-pressure, high-tension, expensive, wasteful life that so many around me led. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2016 at 5:45pm

I don't think English has one word for all of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 5:24pm

Minimalist?  

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 4:45pm
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 22, 2016 at 3:34pm

Commies?

 

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