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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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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 Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 6:02pm

Hey you kids!  Funny!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 6:00pm

Yes, I'm going to try to find an atheist doctor while I'm reading between the lines of my new doctor to see where he stands for sure.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2012 at 5:59pm

Spud, I do hope you are well; I'm glad you found a doctor who said "Well, you don't have to worry about that here."  Yay!"

Just imagine a world without superstition and demons and devils made up in human minds intended to scare and put fear into you. 

The good news is, our bodies give us signals when they need attention, and with preventive medicine, we are able to find things early and start treatment. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2012 at 5:45pm

Atheist doctors - those are the ones to get.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2012 at 4:50pm

I like so many things here, but have a hard time keeping-up.  I noticed two I especially like.  Big bird made me laugh with the letters F and U, and the cute kitty with the goat hat made me smile.

Today I talked with my new doctor.  Among many things we discussed, I said my old doctor was trying to convert me to his religion, and my new one said "Well, you don't have to worry about that here."  Yay!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 8, 2012 at 3:31pm

Oh, YUM!  I instantly thought of adding at least one chopped bell pepper with the onion and mushrooms.  I like bell peppers with just about anything.  (I wonder if Panko breadcrumbs would work...)

My mom used to make the best stuffed bell peppers I've ever tasted, but she never wrote down the recipe, and it's too late to ask her now (she died in 1993). I remember she used creamed corn instead of rice in the ground beef filling....and one fresh jalapeno chopped very, very fine....

Now I'm feeling hungry!

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