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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.

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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 Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 3:01pm

Ian Mason, the Pug video came through! What a joy!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 2:58pm

sk8eycat  "The entire "ark" story is just incompossible, and the adults who still believe it frighten me."

Makes no sense at all. You describe the conditions terribly accurately. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 2:55pm

sk8eycat, sorry, unable to open pug video. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 2:52pm

Speaking of pugs (or whatever this is)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 2:49pm

Ian, WHERE did you find that pug video?  I'd love to send it (or a link) to one of my doctors...he's a pug fan.  Actually he's totally silly about pugs.

Thanks for posting that!  It drowned out my sister's daily whining on the phone with her Witless friends.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 2:45pm

Joseph, I read the article and all the comments.  Ew.  People scare me!  The believers are outnumbering the more rational commentators, and their posts are getting many more "plus" votes.  I added my 2-cents worth, but I know we're a minority.

Local floods are entirely possible/probable, but we all know there's not enough water and/or ice to cover the entire planet to a depth of 5 miles. 

I keep thinking of 8 people sealed inside a box with thousands of animals eating and defecating, and no way to clean the mess out.  I used to "work" at a very elegant cats-only boarding "hotel," and we spent most of our time scooping, scrubbing, vacuuming...plus we had a state-of-the-art A/C and ventilation system.  The very last thing we wanted was for clients to come in the door and get a whiff of ammonia.  The "hotel" was one huge room, with each cat separated from the others by 5 ft or more, and the maximum number of "guests" was 35....  (I loved the place!)

The entire "ark" story is just incompossible, and the adults who still believe it frighten me.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2012 at 1:56pm

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2012 at 10:47am

One hell of a stag night :-)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2012 at 10:38am

Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. Yes, I have people I can rely on for support. Will also be coming here to let off steam and get cheered up. There's nothing like a LOLcat or dog for putting a smile back into life.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 11, 2012 at 9:59am

Oh, that guy making his cat look buck-toothed is quite funny Joan.

 

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