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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 Grinning Cat on December 17, 2016 at 4:41am

That song's new to me (and quite weird) - thanks!

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2016 at 3:06am

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/16/listen-to-t...

You've probably heard this already, beautiful singing!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2016 at 11:07pm
No warm front here in the forecast.

Goodnight, Ruth. Goodnight, all. :)
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2016 at 11:00pm

We're likely to "hibernate" till that warm front too.

Good night all!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 16, 2016 at 9:48pm
Warm front coming through with highs mid 60s tomorrow. Then it's going to drop 40° for a high temp of 17 on Sunday :(
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2016 at 9:02pm

Kathy, we've had snow here and it's been VERY cold.  It's snowing again right now and the extreme cold temperatures will continue through the weekend.  I haven't been out at all.  Luckily I haven't had the need to go anywhere.  I'm just hibernating.  Although in a few days I'll need to have someone take me grocery shopping.  I usually can do that on my own, but not in this weather.  Too cold, too snowy, and too icy.

Hope you're staying warm.  :)

Comment by kathy: ky on December 16, 2016 at 7:58pm
Carl are you snowed in yet?
We're supposed to get freezing rain by sun
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 16, 2016 at 8:29am

Joan, the thumbtack video is where he bellyflops onto 1500 thumbtacks from a ladder.  Daniel mentioned it and I saw the place you can click on to see it, but I did not click on it.  You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eXldURi1I8

Comment by Randall Smith on December 16, 2016 at 7:36am

Speaking of something I can't stand to watch on TV: 

The ACLU has sued the small community of Knightstown, IN for putting a cross on top of the town's Christmas tree. So, of course, the townspeople are all up in arms (actually, in crosses) protesting the board's decision to take the cross down. It is so maddening to listen to the religious nuts complain. They just don't get it. Worse, the local TV stations make such a big deal out of it. Isn't there more worthy news out there? I'm with Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 3:03am

I am glad I don't have a TV and be tempted to watch the profundity of "The Science of Supid".

It seems we move closer to insanity than reaching for the knowledge that comes from information, experience, and exploration. 

 

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