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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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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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2016 at 10:05pm

Carl - happy b-day!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 10:01pm

Joan, that's hilarious. Is it Pete Seeger?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 10:01pm

Happy birthday, Carl. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 16, 2016 at 8:20pm

Happy Birthday Carl!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 7:17pm

Qiana, the golden years is that span of time from retiring from work for pay to work for pleasure, until the aches and pains hurt so bad you beg the veterinarian to put you to sleep, about 6 months. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 6:56pm

@The Flying Atheist, Hey Carl, I understand it is your birthday!  Ah, you thought we would forget, didn't you! Well, dear and trusted friends, we have not forgotten and with the help of Grinning Cat, we found a rousing song to tap your toes, kick up your heels, and do a dance on the barn floor. 

Old Time Religion

Chorus:
Oh, give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me.

Let us pray with Aphrodite,
Let us pray with Aphrodite,
She wears that see-through nightie,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with Zarathustra,
We'll pray just like we use ta,
I'm a Zarathustra booster,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those Egyptians,
Build pyramids to put our crypts in,
Cover subways with inscriptions,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those old druids,
They drink fermented fluids,
Waltzing naked though the woo-ids,
And it's good enough for me.

Hare Krishna, He must laugh on
To see me dressed in saffron
With my hair that's only half on
And it's good enough for me.

I will rise at early morning,
When my Lord gives me the warning,
That the solar age is dawning,
And that's good enough for me.



Comment by Plinius on July 16, 2016 at 2:27am

You're right, Ian! And in the old system, all you did was wait endlessly. I think I like quick treatment!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 1:27am

That's good to hear, Chris. An early discharge from hospital can not only aid recovery but also reduce the risk of 'hospital' infections.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 15, 2016 at 4:32pm

I'm also glad to hear that Rien is doing OK!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2016 at 3:04pm

Chris, that is good news, indeed. 

 

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