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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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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 Steph S. on November 26, 2012 at 8:34am

Lovely snowflake Tony!

I love that lolcat booklover.

Cool Ian - that's funny.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 26, 2012 at 6:08am

Good Morning, heathen nation! Getting ready to leave for work. Another day at the grind. But it's gonna be a great day. With the solstice coming up, I submit the following, for your approval. You have entered the science zone. (In his best Rod Serling voiceover).

Cool snowflake. Have a great one, my friends. Later

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 26, 2012 at 2:55am

Ruth wrote:

I'm still reeling from David Roberts TED talk. When we drastically cut back CO2, hope for humanity has a glimmer again. That day will outshine all previous sacred days. Let us achieve this day within five years. I'll really really be happy to celebrate that day.

That day would go far beyond the basis for many current holidays, one particular national/ethnic/religious group's survival or victory, to celebrate the hope for continued life for all of humanity!

I forget who said that civilization and maturity is exemplified by expanding the boundaries of "us" (as opposed to "them") to include ever wider circles, eventually all people.

(image from Alondra Anderson)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2012 at 5:00pm

Jared Diamond Playlist
Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA,

author The Third Chimpanzee(1991/2004), Guns, Germs, and Steel(1997), Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005).
Jared Diamond cautioned us years ago of the coming challenges facing our nation and the Earth and that we need to start making changes in our beliefs, policies and practices. I recommend each one, but if you have limited time, 

"It's the end of the world as we know it"

Published on Apr 13, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr5dSGGjgZU


Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2012 at 10:59am

Good question Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 25, 2012 at 4:17am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 25, 2012 at 12:44am

That didn't come our right. How about this one?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 25, 2012 at 12:35am

At this crux in time, we have the challenge to create the most meaningful of all holidays, the day when we turn around Climate Destabilization.

I'm still reeling from David Roberts TED talk. When we drastically cut back CO2, hope for humanity has a glimmer again. That day will outshine all previous sacred days. Let us achieve this day within five years. I'll really really be happy to celebrate that day.

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2012 at 10:09pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2012 at 11:02am

 

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