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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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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by John Lynch on February 16, 2013 at 9:14am

Thank you Joan for a great video. Any words from Carl Sagan are music to my ears.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2013 at 1:41am
Well, dear friends, time for bed. I hope your sleep gives you rest and the weekend bring you renewal. Here is a little sky thing to send you to dreamland.
The Center of all Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzKZb3qHyXk&list=WL3DB291F0C3DC...

We are part of something magnificent and we are awake.
Comment by Plinius on February 16, 2013 at 1:17am

Thanks Melinda! I tend to say little on average, but I enjoy the company here very much! Have a wonderful weekend, all of you!

And now I'll stop the exclamation marks and go back to the grindstone: I'll start a new class next week and I've found someone who wanted extra lessons, so there's extra preparation to do, lessons to write and on top of that the usual things, but I'm glad to have more work with the financial troubles in this country...

Comment by Ian Mason on February 16, 2013 at 12:59am

What kind words, Melinda. Hugs to you too. Have a happy weekend all 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2013 at 10:49pm

A lovely video, Loren. But Thunderf00t does not have my vote. Mostly I hear about him opposing Atheism+. Yes, Horray for Friday. Thanks for the exuberance, booklover. LOL on the humorous breakfast, Patricia. We had a lovely day here in PA, 57°. Enjoy your weekend, all!

Comment by Lillie on February 15, 2013 at 9:03pm

Speaking of restrooms, I'll bet those people on that crippled cruise ship wished they had help with a working restroom.

Comment by John Lynch on February 15, 2013 at 7:19am

The music was mesmerizing. Great video.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 15, 2013 at 6:20am

As atheists go, Thunderf00t is among the sharper tacks in the box ... but sometimes, he can also be downright poetic and artistic:






Please enjoy.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2013 at 5:57pm

ROFL Great job description, Loren.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2013 at 5:12pm

Loren, you hit the target once again!

 

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