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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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Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 6. 0 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 26. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2012 at 2:51pm

Never give up on your dream. via sk8eycat 
Perfect! Now if the rhino had a photo of a healthy heart and lungs, and strong bones and toned muscles, that would be the better image to dream! I don't want to live the rest of my life as something other than I, but I surely do want to be healthy.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 10, 2012 at 2:42pm

Never thought of that before, but one of those businesses probably will be the first on mars, and all 4 will be in the top 10, but I don't frequent any of them.

Oops, is that thing that looks like a railroad car a business?

Comment by sk8eycat on November 10, 2012 at 2:37pm

NOM To Blackmail Equality-Supporting Companies By Stoking Middle Ea...

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) plans to expand its campaign to stoke homophobia abroad to undermine pro-equality American companies, according to audio of a conference call obtained by The American Independent. When asked during the call about Starbucks, which had spoken out against anti-gay ballot referenda, NOM President Brian Brown suggested his organization planned to intensify its campaign against Starbucks and other similar companies in countries where homophobia is pervasive:

Their international outreach is where we can have the most effect…So for example, in Qatar, in the Middle East, we’ve begun working to make sure that there’s some price to be paid for this. These are not countries that look kindly on same-sex marriage. And this is where Starbucks wants to expand, as well as India. So we have done some of this; we’ve got to do a lot more.

This strategy is incredibly irresponsible: by associating Starbucks with gay rights in homophobic countries, NOM is singling out Starbucks employees for anti-gay abuse and more generally stoking anger towards LGBT people

[SNIP]

Comment by sk8eycat on November 10, 2012 at 2:27pm

I like the cat a LOT better than this:

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2012 at 2:09pm

Cat on Moon. I know it is true because I found it on Facebook! 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 10, 2012 at 1:49pm

Just to let you all know...I'm going to be cat-sitting for about a week, starting early tomorrow (Sunday).  Sue's cat doesn't have a computer, so I'll be off-line till I get back home.  I didn't want you to think that I'm ignoring my friends.

In the meantime:

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

Booklover, I like the cat high-fiving the guitar player, and can so relate to the cat whose get-up-and-go got up and went without him.

Comment by Steph S. on November 10, 2012 at 9:39am

Coffee time!

Comment by Steph S. on November 10, 2012 at 9:37am

Comment by Steph S. on November 10, 2012 at 9:36am

What wonderful posts I am getting caught up here - reading back through.

I love that grumpy cat and the nine lives Booklover.

I love that superior cat Tony and the bat cat - very funny.

That neighbors pic is funny Joan.

So many nice things to make my morning better.

 

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