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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 28, 2012 at 1:51pm

Thanks for the video of Harvey playing stairball. I see him as efficient, not lazy. Dancing cat and nomming cat were also welcome. "Keep going strong" is a good way to put it, Steph.

I'm anxious about Sandy, living in Phila. Our basement is prone to flooding and all of the battery stores are sold out. *sigh* The shelves were empty of bottled water too yesterday, excepting the expensive individual size.

The media keep calling it "rare", as if this is just an extraordinary fluke, rather than an indication of how storms are changing. Perhaps the high tide is a fluke, but blocking patterns are the new normal. Yet, I haven't adequately prepared. So who am I to talk. Once the power is out, you won't hear from me for a while. Don't worry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 1:21pm

Dear friends on "Hang with Friends", you made my day. 

Steph, as always your photos tickle my funny bone when I am in the midst of some unsolvable problem and I lighten up, and the solution comes. 

sk8eycat, your photos make me love what I am doing. Those precious photos i.e. man and dog, and man and cat; I file these in Animal Companions; this is not intended to put either one down or up. 

Chris, I don't like opera and your photos just made it great comedy. Sorry opera fans, I do not intend to brag, or trivialize;  my opinion reveals my failure to appreciate something others find lovely or inspiring. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2012 at 12:34pm

CHANGE, the only constant 

Comment by Steph S. on October 28, 2012 at 11:26am

Good afternoon friends!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 28, 2012 at 2:00am

A lot of funny and heartening things. Thanks all. Needed something good to come home to after working the night when the clocks go back here.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2012 at 1:48am

Chris, that Florence Jenkins video actually made me enjoy opera for a change.  Not the voice...but the pics!  I've gotta Save that one!

THIS is  the photo I was looking for when I found the one of the man with the adorable kitten:

Love is love...   I'm glad that there are now organizations that try to help homeless people keep their pets.  Or let the animals keep their people.

Comment by Plinius on October 28, 2012 at 1:19am

Lovely picture, Sk8eycat! And have you noticed that the rich sell a surplus, the poor almost always share it.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2012 at 1:15am

I was Searching for a different photo, but I could NOT resist this one:

"I admire people who barely have anything, but share it nevertheless."

Comment by Plinius on October 28, 2012 at 12:33am

A lovely dog, Melinda! (And I'm also a cat person.)

Wonderful to hear you talk about the quiet life! It's the best, but I don't often mention it in general because people ask stupid questions.

The dark and stormy night made me think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtf2Q4yyuJ0

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2012 at 9:15pm

Thanks, Joan! I did find that YouTube link earlier today, but I couldn't turn the volume up loud enough to hear it because my sister was watching a football game at the time.  *ahem!* MUCH more impotrtant...to her.

I'm rereading all my Mercedes Lackey books because I'm so tired of all the political hoo-raw (and I've already sent in my ballot).  I need a dose of fantasy sometimes to clear my mind.

Thanks, again, and thanks to everyone else who have been posting LOL pics.  I love them all!

 

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