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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 18, 2015 at 8:56pm

Those aren't my roses, k.h. ky, they grow by our gym parking lot. I had roses years ago and gave up due to Japanese beetles. They no only ate every petal, year after year, I couldn't even save the roses by putting netting bags over them. The little buggers ate up our roses by sticking their mouthparts through the tiny holes in the netting. That was the last straw.

Sorry to hear that your sister is having a hard time after helping you out, Flying Atheist. <sigh> Life isn't fair. I'm happy you're doing well.

Fun-filled  dance remix, Loren. This is a different universe of visual images that what I imagined when I hear the same song on the gym loudspeaker today. LOL Much more imaginative. Thanks!

I may not be around much the next 4 or 5 days. Hubby needs me to drive him for cataract surgery tomorrow and thereafter for follow up visits. This is the last time around. We'll both have artificial lenses in both eyes by noon tomorrow.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 18, 2015 at 7:26am

Oh, how I wish I could dance! Both Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds (for two) had to work very hard to learn to dance. Strangely, some people never learn how to dance, no matter how musically talented they are--Andre Previn, for example (and me). Fun to watch, Loren. 

Comment by k.h. ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:54pm
Carl,does your sister eat before taking the medicine? Sometimes it helps or so I've heard. I personally have problems with almost all meds.
I'm pleased you are doing so well and give your sister a giant hug from me when she's up to it. I come from a family of huggers.
Comment by k.h. ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:48pm
Ruth they are beautiful. Do you prune them back to the first set of five leaves to keep them blooming longer?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 17, 2015 at 7:58pm

How many of you are old enough to remember the days when people knew how to dance?  No, I don't mean whatever it is they're doing these days – I Mean DANCE!!!  Check it out!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2015 at 10:56am

Carl, I'm happy to learn of your fast recovery and sorry your sister experiences difficulty. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 17, 2015 at 10:47am
Thanks again, everyone, for all your support and kindness. You really are a great bunch of friends.

My sister is healing well but she's not feeling as good as me. For her personally, she has a hard time tolerating pain medication and it really knocks her out and robs her of energy. She's been like a zombie. Everyone is different. I tolerate the meds just fine. She's switching to Tylenol during the day and the narcotic only before bed.
Comment by Plinius on November 17, 2015 at 8:50am

Great, Carl! Is your sister doing as wel as you?

Comment by Randall Smith on November 17, 2015 at 7:30am
Yippee yahoo, Carl!! Won't be long before you're back to your old self. You're invited to drive down I-65 to Lafayette, take a left, and visit rural Indiana at its finest. You need a getaway.
The invitation extends to one and all!
Comment by Ian Mason on November 17, 2015 at 1:57am

That was quick, Carl and now you're in no danger of catching a nasty 'hospital' infection.

 

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