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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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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 Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 1:23pm

I am also grateful I don't have a TV and exposure to all the attempts to be funny about non-belief. Frankly, I have come to enjoy the antics of AronRa, Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty

The Holy Trinity Down Under 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBwv79WFqAc&list=PLPblR4bWCoxn6...

Matt DillahuntyAronRa, and Seth Andrews 

Comment by Plinius on May 14, 2015 at 1:09pm

Have fun in Naples, Ian! Don't forget to take a ride in the funiculare.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 1:06pm

Let's hear it for Depends! One of the side effects of ageing, or chemo, or radiation, or broken ribs, or abstructed bowel is Depends! I don't know what the cause, but I am ever so grateful for those diapers for the aged. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 12:59pm

Ian, I am impressed, both of the marathon and sobriety. Good for you! 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 14, 2015 at 11:57am

I am. or will be soon. Off to Copenhagen tomorrow and then on to Naples on Saturday. I will be thinking of you though.

Comment by Plinius on May 14, 2015 at 12:27am

I think I can't go on holiday, but it IS quiet here! I have some six weeks of teaching to do and in the meantime I try to learn more about bad knees.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 13, 2015 at 7:26am

Everybody on vacation here?

I heard on the CBS evening news last night that the percentage of non-religious Americans has risen from 22% to 30% in the past ten (I think) years. They actually used the words "agnostic" and "atheist", usually taboo. So yeah, good news!!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 8, 2015 at 7:33am

Joan, hope you're doing well. You sound chipper enough. My hygienist daughter is one and the same vegetable farmer. How she juggles both jobs, plus being a pregnant mother of two amazes me.

Speaking of the farm, I dug huge holes for 3 hours yesterday for fruit trees--an orchard being another addition to the already full land use. What a transformation from corn and soybeans of 3 years ago. It's so exciting for me to watch (and be involved in) the progress.

Comment by Plinius on May 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Thanks Joan, I'll be careful. I went back to the GP today, to get a note for a specialist. That's one step on the road to a new knee.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 7, 2015 at 10:53am

Ian, Congratulations! Very fine milestones. 

Chris, do be careful about keeping your balance. What should have been a simple fall for me resulted in a broken arm, broken ribs, and a five-day stay in the hospital with a blocked bowel. Life is too short to spend it in such agony!  Do take care of yourself. 

The dumbing-down of USA by TV programming and news got to me and I find much more interesting programming on the internet by selective watching of things that interest me. 

Randy, your daughter chose a great profession for a woman. I suppose you got the lectures on how to brush your teeth and care for your gums when she was in training. 

 

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