Hang With Friends

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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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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 Plinius on November 11, 2016 at 9:48am

I'd love that island!

Comment by Daniel W on November 11, 2016 at 9:01am

Kathy you have us on Nexus.  Too bad we cant all get together and buy a nice island somewhere or an atheist neighborhood.  But its nice to talk here.

Randy sounds like a great time with family.  Really nice.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 11, 2016 at 7:12am

Last night, I treated my 3 adult daughters (and one SIL) to dinner on the town. The name of the restaurant was "Restauration", in Lafayette, IN. Most of the food is supplied by local farmers, including my one daughter and husband. I had a chorizo burger which was outstanding! 

It's great having all three of my daughters together. Two return to homes in Sacramento and Tegucigalpa (Hond) tomorro and Tues. Boo hoo.

Comment by kathy: ky on November 10, 2016 at 4:53pm
I can't take politics for awhile. We've had elevation I've disagreed with but it will take me some time to get past this shit show. Living in a solid red state will make it more difficult :(
Comment by Daniel W on November 9, 2016 at 3:38pm

GC, Paul Ryan, speaker of the house, is next in line.

Carl, I share your concerns.

Joan, thank you for the moment of much needed calm reflection.

Chris, Ian, you make good points about Nativism and the current era's rejection of Internationalism / Multiculturalism / economic Globalism.  There's a strong possibility that the world's nations have reached their limit as far as their ability to absorb diversity and accept losses of jobs and economic security to the lowest bidders in developing nations.  The post WWII era appears to be closing fast.  Maybe nations will reassert their sovereignty, and we need ways to create peace and security while maintaining national identities as they are.  I don't know.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2016 at 3:31pm

Speaker of the House.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 9, 2016 at 3:02pm

Who's next in line after Pence?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2016 at 1:38pm

There's not much I can add to what has already been expressed here. A Trump presidency is frightening and worrisome on so many levels. I feel numb and despondent at what the future holds.

So much is at stake: civil rights, gay rights, minority rights, equal rights, Social Security, Medicare, education, the environment, foreign policy and world relations, climate change, generations of damage to the Supreme Court, the economy, the Environmental Protection Agency, healthcare. The list goes on.

If something were to happen to Trump, and Mike Pence were to become president, the precarious future of many of the above-listed issues still stand. With Republicans controlling Congress, the Judicial, and Executive branches, the dismantling of any form of civilized society we now have will come swiftly and with devastating results whether it is Trump or Pence at the helm.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 9, 2016 at 10:30am

I agree with Chris. There's been a wave of nationalism that started with the break-up of the 'Stalin' block that's been growing ever since. In Denmark the nationalist 'People's Party' is the country's second largest. It's been caught with its hand in the EU till recently but I'm sure it will bounce back as it pounds the xenophobic drum louder.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2016 at 10:02am

Life goes on. 


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