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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 Joan Denoo on April 23, 2015 at 5:26pm

Chris, what a fantastic group of words! I shared on Facebook with attribution to Chris of AtheistNexus.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 23, 2015 at 2:15pm

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. Does that mean changes in your life-style and/or medication? Those I know who have had new knees have been enthusiastic about the results. There are limitations on mobility but the pain relief is good.

I'd like to hear how that Russian man gets on with his whole-body transplant. I've been feeling like I need one the past couple of years.

Comment by Plinius on April 23, 2015 at 1:28am

Joan told she was free to leave the hospital, but she'll go to her family first, I guess.

If you find that refresh button, Ruth, please tell me where? I try to get things off my list of challenges, but it grows longer.....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2015 at 4:36pm

I miss Joan too, Ian.

LOL on your grandmother anecdote, k.h. ky!

Had a cardio stress test and echocardiogram today. It looks as if I just crossed the threshold from young-old to old-old, by adding heart patient to my otherwise lengthy list of challenges. I need a refresh button.

Meanwhile hubby goes to get a total knee replacement tomorrow. We got a rental stair lift installed.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 20, 2015 at 11:10am

Hello folks. Been in England for the weekend. Saw some family, 4 generations of them from Old Dear in a care home to wide-eyed toddlers wondering who the strange man was. Feeling refreshed and renewed now.

I miss Joan. Hope she's doing well.

Comment by Plinius on April 19, 2015 at 1:29am

Some grandmother, Kathy!

Comment by k.h. ky on April 18, 2015 at 11:37pm
Ruth, that is just so sweet!!
I could pass along a remedy of my grandmother's. She drank a mixture of 2% water with 98% whiskey. She lived to be 98 and was never sick a day in her life. But, she did lay out under the front porch a lot ;)
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2015 at 9:56pm

Pass this on to Joan, please Laura.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:52am

Loren, the message to space was neat and the marketing was not bad until I watched their "behind the scenes" video.  There they bagged about their cars something terrible.  Indicating that no other car could have done the job.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:49am

Thanks Laura.

 

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