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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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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

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 7:02pm

Steph, I wonder what that cat is thinking? Some dastardly thoughts, surely. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 7:01pm

Steph, your caterfly is so cute. Look at those eyes!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 6:59pm

Joseph Corder, what a helpless feeling! I thought cats always land on their feet. Oh dear, his poor body must have had quite a jolt. I respect the fact that you felt so much compassion for him/her. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 6:54pm

TFA, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I do feel we are a warm and cozy little family, caring for each other, keeping in touch, and sharing the scary, bad, and good things in our lives. I feel as though I have a cloud of friends around me; when I am happy and feel like exploding from the pure joy of life, I know many someones around the world care and I can share.   

Have you ever seen an Auroras during a flight. I can only imagine?   but it must be just splendid.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 6:44pm

Ian Mason, I am so very sorry to learn of your step-mum and mum doing poorly. My thoughts remain with you. Comfort and peace. 

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 5:25pm

Haha - funny kitty!

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 5:23pm

I would love to see pictures of Buddy Joseph.

Oh yeah Joseph - I posted that lolcat with the laptop computer asking to be fed now. : ) I'm glad you liked it.

I hope your step mom gets better. Sorry to hear the news Ian - you are in our thoughts.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 19, 2013 at 2:51pm

Ian, I'm sorry to hear that! Whatever happens with your step-mum, it's clear that she has your and your family's love and support.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2013 at 2:09pm

Just had a phone call from England. My step-mum has been rushed to hospital, "very poorly", to be put on a ventilator. I may be booking a flight very soon. That's both mums going downhill in a short space of time.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2013 at 12:39pm

Melinda, that cat is DEMONIC! Steph, yours is so superior/scornful in its expression.

 

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