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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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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2014 at 7:49am

While listening to Joan's Sibelius, I went to Loren's recording of Ellen. She rocked while strings and oboe backed her up. Interesting combination!  Thanks to both of you.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 13, 2014 at 6:40am

And now for something completely different: the rocking sound of Ellen McIlwaine and what I think is a VERY appropriate song for this venue!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2014 at 10:35pm

Friday evening, quiet on all fronts, no snow in sight for several days, current temperature stands at 41 degrees F at 8:15 PM.

Just started reading my Kindle copy of 

Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom by Marie A...

Thanks again, Paricia, I know I am going to like this book. 

I have a playlist, Sibelius, playing quietly in the background. 

I hope each one of you have a kind of weekend you enjoy the most. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2014 at 9:46am

Patricia, you are correct; M.A.C. needs to have some help with her diction. Some words and phrases were impossible to decipher. Her points were well made. Her book sounds like it is a good one to read and digest. 

I just received Culture Wars via Kindle. I look forward to devouring it. Thanks for the lead. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2014 at 4:23pm

I'm sorry, Patricia. I meant to get the link. Here it is. 

Marie Alena Castle and her new book, Culture Wars

Glad to learn your assessment. It goes on my reading list. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2014 at 3:35pm

Patricia, here is a video, "Marie Alena Castle and her new book, 'Culture Wars'." I haven't watched it yet, will wait until after dark. Looking forward to what she has to say. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2014 at 1:13pm

Thanks, Randy! I didn't even think about that!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2014 at 11:55am

Welcome back, Kathy. Splendid news, Carl. Take the recovery nice and easy.

Missing the obvious:

Comment by k.h. ky on December 11, 2014 at 11:31am
Thanks all. I missed everyone.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 11, 2014 at 7:32am

Great, CARL! You ARE on a ROLL (as opposed to role!).

K.H., I was wondering where you were.

 

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