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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 Idaho Spud on March 4, 2017 at 2:56pm

A few days ago, somewhere on Atheist Nexus, a post started with the word Beware.  That reminded me of the Jabberwocky song.  My favorite rendition is by the 3Ds.  They're mormon, but what ya gonna do.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 4, 2017 at 10:17am

I know we have a lot of cat lovers here.  Just saw this yesterday and thought I'd share.

There’s a 24-hour livestream of cats playing in a dollhouse

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 4, 2017 at 2:18am
My last xaction with the IRS was a refund when I retired. I bought a Peugeot bike and had several $ left. Its tires collected an inordinate number of small nails from SF streets.
Comment by Plinius on March 4, 2017 at 2:00am

Very disappointing, Carl, I hate the treatment you got!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 3, 2017 at 9:06pm

Speaking of taxes, about the middle of last year I received a letter from the IRS stating I failed to take an eligible credit and that I may qualify for a refund of up to $503.  I filled out the 3-question eligibility form included with the letter.  I was eligible for the refund and eagerly mailed it back to the IRS.  Weeks later I was so excited to see a check in my mail box from the Treasury Department.  It was my refund check!!  $13.40.  I now know what it must feel like to get poked in the eye with a stick, to be kicked when you're down, to get salt poured on your wound, to have the carpet pulled out from under you, to...

Comment by Randall Smith on March 3, 2017 at 7:55am

Bertold, both look interesting.

After 50 years of doing my own taxes, I finally broke down and have had a CPA do mine the past two years. It was getting too complicated, plus I was making mistakes. Believe me, for $300, it was definitely worth having it done. And I'll net $800 when it's all said and done! Now, what to do with my refund.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 2, 2017 at 8:19pm

2 great new summer brews out, one from Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico and the other from Anchor. (I'm not one for fruity drinks, but these are so light and subtle I don't think you'd notice if it weren't on the label.

Comment by Chris on February 28, 2017 at 3:11am

Happy B/D Chris and I hope you start beeling better Ruth.

After complaining about Ning and my ISP connection for a long time an AT&T tech came over today and proved the internet was stable while my computer was intermittently able to connect. The previous times a tech came out while the computer was working okay. This computer is about six years old.  Connecting has been difficult to impossible at times.

I’ll purchase a new computer in the next couple of days after researching what adapters are needed to hook up the peripherals. This is the fourth home computer I’ve had that ending with a component failure.

I wonder if hardened computers in cars will be any better. Imagine a self driving car with intermittent computer glitches. That doesn’t seem to be on the spectrum for approval.

Comment by tom sarbeck on February 28, 2017 at 12:16am
The Koch brothers want to know: "When did the National Weather Service start doing fake news?" ROFL
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 27, 2017 at 11:47pm

Speaking of the weather...according to the National Weather Service, "Chicago's about to do something its never done in 146 years of record keeping: go the entire months of Jan & Feb with no snow on the ground."

The areas surrounding the five Great Lakes are historically known for their brutally cold and snowy winters, which is why this news is so unprecedented.  I have been outside this month wearing a spring jacket without gloves, hat, scarf, or boots.  Quite unbelievable.          

 

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