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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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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

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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2015 at 2:50pm

See the roses by my gym yesterday. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2015 at 8:28pm

Hey, Randall. How about a picture of you holding your grandson.

It's Mid-November in Philly, and the lawns are Summer lush from recent rain. Roses are also blooming and making new buds.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Thanks to all. I've had a chance to hold the baby for long stretches of time. He's beautiful and so good. My daughter is doing extremely well, also.

The other day, at a small family gathering, my 3 year old granddaughter asked where "Granddaddy Art" (my recently deceased father) was. Several people piped up with the usual answers, like "He's in heaven". I bluntly jumped in with "He's dead, plain and simple!". That ended the discussion. You gotta say what you gotta say.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 14, 2015 at 10:06am
That's a great announcement, Randy. Congratulations!
Comment by Pat on November 14, 2015 at 8:32am
Carl, glad to hear the good news.
Randall, congrats on the new arrival.
Comment by Loren Miller on November 14, 2015 at 5:31am

Yo, Randall!  Kudos on the arrival of your new smoochy kid!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 14, 2015 at 5:23am

Congratulations, Randall.

Comment by Plinius on November 14, 2015 at 2:54am

Congrats Randall!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 13, 2015 at 7:15pm

Glad to hear it, Carl!! And congratulations, Randy!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2015 at 3:23pm

Horray! Horray! New kidney is doing well. Great news, Flying Atheist.

Congratulations on your new grandson, Randall!

 

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