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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 Plinius on March 19, 2015 at 1:51am

I know the Flemish are always ready for fun, Joan. You know how I think.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 4:31pm

Carl, don't watch this unless you are prepared to laugh!

For those needing a laugh, I just want you all to know that we Belgians stand out in unusual ways. 

I know, Chris, I'm resorting to nationalism again. But, what the heck! 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm

Joan, you have impressive gardening energy. I haven't even removed last year's dead Asiatic Lily stems yet.

My well wishes for Carl too!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 12:37pm

Good morning world! I just came in from a couple of hours in the garden, I am exhausted and ready for a nice nap. Cary and I spread 3 yards of manure over the boxes and piled the rest where I get access to it easily.  

I hope everyone has a great day. I trust my snoring doesn't wake you up! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 18, 2015 at 10:16am

Yet another set of hugs and well wishes for Carl!

"I know you will greet each morning with gratitude for the gift of life, and go to bed thankful for another day." Good advice from Joan to us all. (And no gods needed, however similar it sounds to some religious teachings!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2015 at 9:49am

@Carl, a very good morning to you! Realizing this will be a very busy day for you, thankfully, you can sleep through part of it. March 18 becomes a milestone year for you and the beginning of a new life. I know you will greet each morning with gratitude for the gift of life, and go to bed thankful for another day. Even the rough days have very special meaning ... you are alive! I hope you heal quickly and get to the time when you know you had the courage to do what needed to be done and glad you did it. 

Love and hugs, Joan

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2015 at 7:54am

Only saw ear mites with the cats - the vet had good stuff for it...

I hope Carl is OK. He won't know much before tomorrow.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 18, 2015 at 7:33am

Yuck, Kathy--ear mites sounds awful! Can't answer your question.

Hope Carl makes it through today. He'll be on my mind.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2015 at 9:07pm

Carl, you are probably asleep by now. Healing will begin soon. I echo Randy's statement that you should not feel obligated to notify us; we are a patient lot. So when you feel up to it we will be here. 

Comment by Ian Mason on March 17, 2015 at 2:46pm

It sounds worth a try. I use it to treat dermatitis in my ears.

 

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