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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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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

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

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 22, 2017 at 7:15am
Daniel, a real bummer losing your dog. When I lost my dog, I rushed right to the humane society and got another. It helped a lot. Your decision.
Comment by Chris on January 22, 2017 at 12:56am

Yoga, or Tai Chi  excercise is a good way to help improve balance and  muscle tone.

There is a TV show here in the San Francisco bay area produced by a nurse called Sit and Be Fit that is excelent for people with limited mobility.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 3:25pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Ning is troublesome.

On Ginger ail

Vernors is good. for helping with stomach problems.

I haven't seen Vernors in the supermarket here lately.

Manybe because it's condidered a "drug,"

Or because Pepsico hasn't been able to by them out.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2017 at 1:08pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Chris (P) Sorry to hear about your knees. They're a week point that developed when humans took to bipedal motion. Those I know that have had replacements have been happy with them.

Randy, it sound like your daily glass does you good so keep on enjoying it.

Daniel, the loss of a loved pet is hard. Let the sorrow and the tears flow and know that it's a natural process.

I've tried the 'lighter' drugs like cannabis and speed. They make me very depressed. I was always a natural alcoholic and therefore haven't touched anything stronger than ginger ale for quite a few years. There does seem to be evidence that there's something in cannabis that helps certain problems, for example relief from the side-effects of chemo but it's not a panecea. Every time I read claims that it 'cures' cancer I ask the question 'why is Bob Marley dead.' He was a daily user and still died of bone cancer.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:52pm

I hate to sound like an atheist preacher,

Generally people are kind and compasionate.

Religion is immeterial to that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 12:25pm

That's what I was wondering Chris.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:16pm

I wonder if atheists are more apt to offer a sholder to cry on and listen without judging or gawd forbid bringing up Abrahamic religionious stuff............

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:01pm

As Atheists how do we grieve.

Just like everyone else does.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2017 at 11:27am

That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 11:21am

(Sloppy reading!)

So sorry for your loss, Daniel! But think of all that Baigou and you have shared and given to each other. The world would be a sorry place if we stopped loving because of the pain. Take some time off to remember Baigou.

 

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