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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 Idaho Spud on March 20, 2013 at 10:18am

Steph, thanks for the cute princess leia!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2013 at 10:15am

Happy first day of Spring to all of you.  Almost all the snow is gone from the ground, the sun is shining.........but it's 14-degees outside!!  Yikes!  I'm sure looking forward to the warmer weather. 

Ian, I wish you well as you attend to your family.  Sorry to hear about your bad news. 

Melinda, I'm also in a union, so health care coverage is always subject to the bargaining process during contract negotiations.  I have to say, I've been pretty lucky having decent health care throughout the years despite having different coverage from different insurance companies from time to time.  I've also been very lucky to have been able to keep my same doctor that I've had for over 20 years.  I know some people have to switch doctors or pay more money because they are 'out of network.'  This is why we need universal health care in this country.  Our employers should NOT have to be in the business of offering us our health insurance.  Employers are only looking at the bottom line costs to provide insurance which is why so many people end up with inferior coverage or no coverage at all.  [stepping off soapbox now.] 

Comment by Steph S. on March 20, 2013 at 9:51am

Tony that cartoon is very funny. Happy first day of Spring to you too booklover. Yeah I'm not too happy with these insurance changes. Everything is going up and more expensive. : (

Comment by Steph S. on March 20, 2013 at 9:50am

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2013 at 2:07am
Tony, it is so funny. I don't see any dinosaurs. or alpacas. or snow leopards. or orangutans.
Comment by Tony Carroll on March 19, 2013 at 11:36pm

Okay, I find this hilarious! LOL :)!!!

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:04pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:04pm

Love that lolcat booklover! Canada is wonderful!

You all are lucky Patricia.

Joseph - would love to see those cat pictures.

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:02pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 8:50pm
Melinda! Your insurance doesn't pay for yearly mammograms? That is outrageous! How many women don't have that test simply because they don't have the money. Prevention is key! In my mother and grandmothers' day they didn't know they had cancer until it had grown to a point where successfully treating it was problematic! Do you know others on the same plan? I wonder if they would be willing and able to work together to get that changed.
I wonder if that is true for testicular cancer?
OH DO MAKE A NOISE!
 

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