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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 kathy: ky on July 16, 2016 at 10:39pm
Carl, have a great day and I hope you're feeling well :)
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!

 

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