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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.

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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 Idaho Spud on October 27, 2016 at 12:07pm

I'm SCARED! (and grossed-out).

Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 11:58am

Okay, gang ... you really want to SCARE people at Halloween?  Make yourself one of THESE:

Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 8:13am

"Resembles a butt plug," Bertold?  Hell, it IS a butt plug ... for the Jolly Green Giant!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 27, 2016 at 7:21am

I love my 105 year old farm house, but the one thing it lacks is a fireplace. I have a wood burning furnace in the basement, but I can't watch the fire with a cup of coffee in hand.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2016 at 2:21am

Kathy, thanks for the link! Excellent information. I hope the family feel some peace. 

Comment by kathy: ky on October 27, 2016 at 12:56am
LA Times today. Genetic evidence exonerates Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the USA. Fascinating article from both human and scientific perspectives.
Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2016 at 2:24pm

Looks great, Daniel! I'll drop in some day...

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2016 at 2:04pm

I'd gladly be there, Daniel, with Joan, Ruth, and whoever else came by! (And we'd presumably get to meet Ning, too!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2016 at 1:42pm
Daniel, your fireplace &a setting offers such a warm welcome, how can not accept an invitation!
Thinking of you as I sit with my morning coffee and look out to my colorful garden!
Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2016 at 1:13pm

GC, thanks for checking with Ruth.  I was worried.  I do that whenever someone is away for a while.

Having a cup of coffee by the fire.  I collected the firewood last winter through summer from downed and dead trees, mainly on our land.  This is the first winter for our remodeled dining room.  If only there were Nexus friends here to share the coffee :-)

 

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