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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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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 Ian Mason on May 5, 2015 at 3:55am

Never get too old to have fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 1:02pm

Glad to hear that Chris.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2015 at 10:36am

Drinking vinegar! Then you've got a strong stomach too!

There's one thing that calms migraines down; menopause. So I'm better off now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 10:29am

I never thought of vomiting being destructive to teeth, but that strong acid sure would be.  Wish you could get rid of migraines and vomiting Chris.

When I was young, I liked eating lemons and playing see who could drink the most vinegar with my brother.  Good thing I had strong teeth.  Now, whenever I eat or drink anything acidic, I immediately rinse with water.

Comment by Plinius on May 4, 2015 at 10:18am

Some teeth you both have! Congrats! I found out that vomiting is destructive to teeth - migraine attacks come with vomiting - so I had a lot of teeth capped and my dentist is rich.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 4, 2015 at 8:12am

Only one tooth lost.  That's great Randy.  How do you take care of them?  

Have you had fluoride in your drinking water most of your life?

Do good teeth run in your family?

I had fluoride in my drinking water until I was about 14, and that helped me keep most of my teeth for 73 years so far.  I didn't take care of them until I was about 50.  If I had, I'd not have receding gums and 3 gold crowns.  I take very good care of them now, and the receding gums have stabilized.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 4, 2015 at 7:34am

I can tell we're a lot alike, Spud. I often switch channels when I can tell something will upset me one way or another.

I'm off to the dentist this morning. My hygienist daughter will clean my teeth. Hopefully, no cavities. I've only lost one tooth all these years--one wisdom tooth.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 3, 2015 at 12:27pm

All the boys are too non-confrontational to Sheldon's mom, especially for scientists.  In the first season, I was laughing constantly, but The Big Bang Theory has lost a lot of it's charm for me, and religion is a large part of the reason.  It's just goes too easy on religion.

My favorite show is Futurama, and the way they make fun of religion is a large part of the reason.

Yes, Leonard's mother is an ass as well.  I also switch channels when she's being mean to Leonard.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 3, 2015 at 8:31am

Wow, Ian! Great! You deserve a luxury or two.

Yes, Spud, I agree. Sheldon's a momma's boy, and that irritates me. I dispise Leonard's mother even more--atheist or no.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 2, 2015 at 11:34am

Another ½ marathon run. Another year sober. Have stuffed myself with curry and trimmings and will now laze the afternoon away with chocolate biscuits and "The African Queen" on DVD.

 

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