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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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

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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 17, 2012 at 7:47am

Cheers, Chris!  Here's to you and many more happy years together. 

Comment by Plinius on November 17, 2012 at 3:36am

My pc is back, but it doesn't work as it should - it takes full 5 minutes to build up an internet page.. so here I am on the antique laptop. At least I can read how you are and wish you a happy Saturday. My day started with a small celebration: partner and I have been together for 35 years today! And because we're not at all tired of each other we planned to do some more rounds around the sun together.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 17, 2012 at 1:01am

Great mouse, Ruth. Stealing it for use around and about. Getting to the age when it will be relevant more and more often.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2012 at 11:31pm

Sorry to hear about your back, booklover.

Thanks for the cute puppy pic, and the others too.

Flying Atheist, those dancers move too fast for me. I kept thinking about the woman's brains sloshing against the inside of her skull. Still, it was cheerful and peppy. Thanks.

With all of you sharing your lives, I feel as if Hang With Friends has become the friendly place I'd envisioned. Thanks to all of you! Happy to see you like our fellowship Kalliope. :)

I've been trying to get back to the gym, and it's hard. Not productive mentally. Sweet dreams, All.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 16, 2012 at 10:16pm

I'm perked, FA! If someone named Mohammed made a film like that now, he'd have a Death-Fatwa coming his way PDQ.

Back pain! Real torture when you can't find a position that gives relief. Get well soon, Melinda.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 9:29pm
Melinda the dashing through the snow cat is so funny!
That's a cool time lapse photo Tony!
Thanks for the video Carl!
I hope everyone is having a great Friday!
Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 9:26pm
Wow I missed a lot here!
Melinda I love the music cat.
I hope you and your family feel better soon.
It sucks to feel bad especially when family is visiting.
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 16, 2012 at 9:22pm

Just getting back from work, and catching up. Melinda, wow. So sorry to hear about your back. Just get better. Like FA said, I'm sending a hug, just not to hard. :)

FA, great to hear about your time with your family. Sounded wonderful.

Just want to share this with you guys. Sent to me from a friend. Took my breath away! I just love looking at the stars.

Timelapse photo of the stars over Annaghkeen Castle, Galway, Ireland.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2012 at 9:06pm

Must be going over the river and through the woods to fuckin' Grandmothers house!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2012 at 8:55pm

Geeeez, Melinda!  What's going on over at your place?!  Is your house built on an old Indian burial ground?  Sounds like your home could use a good ole exorcism and purification.  I'll take out my crystals and try to send a positive aura your way. 

I have back troubles myself, so I know what you're going through.  The slightest movement can cause sharp pains or sometimes even cause my lower back to completely go 'out'.  That's when I'm walking around like Egor (if I can walk) and moaning like Frankenstein.  Good to know you have family with you in your time of need.  Once again, hugs to you.....but not too tight.  I don't want to hurt your back.  Get well soon! 

 

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