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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.

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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 Ian Mason on January 31, 2013 at 12:17am

Hello all. I've been in England for a few days plus had a "jammed" computer.

Yes, Chris. The west European weather has been variable of late. As I understand it, it's a matter of whether the Siberian cold front dominates or the Atlantic wet-and-warm. Sort of Russia versus America for the prize of Europe. Seems familiar. Anyway, the British weather has chased me across the North sea and it's due to storm in here soon.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2013 at 11:13pm

Good night, friends.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2013 at 11:50am

I've had the same problem, with black video boxes. But I thought it was my computer and didn't report it to Brother Richard.

BTW, it's 67 ° here in Bensalem, PA. We opened the back door for the breeze. Happy Jan 30th.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 30, 2013 at 9:55am

Thanks Grinning.  I like "Our story in 2 minutes".

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 30, 2013 at 9:47am

Melinda, I think there may be a problem with the A/N website lately.  For the past month or so I've been getting black boxes and videos that won't play as well.  It usually corrects itself if I refresh the page. 

Good morning, everyone.  I've been a bit absent from here lately.  Away from my computer because I've been working a lot, but I always catch up with all your posts and updates when I'm back in town.  Great hearing from all of you.  :)    

Comment by Steph S. on January 30, 2013 at 5:24am

Comment by Plinius on January 30, 2013 at 12:52am

The Cat duet went well with my first cup of coffee, thanks Sk8eycat! My cats didn't come and watch...

Strange weather indeed! Snow and ice last week and today heavy rain and temperatures of 50 Fahrenheit!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 30, 2013 at 12:45am

Thanks, Felaine! Even though Rossini didn't write it as a cat duet, a lot of it is music from Rossini's Otello, and it's good for a smile from this cat and music lover!

Another performance I enjoyed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI2qnavDzng

And IMSLP has the sheet music to download for free. <grin!>

Comment by sk8eycat on January 30, 2013 at 12:01am

This link may have been posted here before, but it's so much fun, I thought I'd share it again:

 
Rossini's Cat duet....Meee-yowwww!
Comment by Grinning Cat on January 29, 2013 at 11:48pm

It turns out there already is a thread about "Church Signs" in the group "Fundies Say the Darndest Things!"

(I found another positive church sign today; I'll post it there.)

 

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