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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 on Monday. 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 October 27, 2014 at 7:41am
Chris, "youth in Asia" (in crank mail) was what the writer thought was euthanasia!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 27, 2014 at 7:06am

>Why do I feel like Xmas is assaulting me?! Carl, you're so right. Actually, anyone who claims there's a war on Christmas is waging a war on brain cells.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2014 at 2:20am

First we have Sinterklaas here, traditionally an old white saint/bishop with coloured servants. We had a UN-person here, who thought it was all racist. I don't feel that it's true, but we can paint the servants in other colours if someone feels hurt.

For me it's just another way to rob us of the innocent fun of an old tradition. And what's left is the pressure to buy whatever they want to sell - yes, assault is a good word for it, Carl!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 2:10am

Just remember that the krispy kritters STOLE xmas from the pagans...especially the decorations, gift-giving, and feasting.  The Massachusetts colony outlawed xmas celebrations (the least punishment was a day in the stocks), and JWs still shun the whole thing (Halloween and birthdays, too.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2014 at 10:56pm

Today is October 26.  This evening I drove past a Walgreen's Pharmacy that already had their Christmas trees up and on display.  Some people think there's a war on Xmas.  Why do I feel like Xmas is assaulting me?!  I also just learned this evening that Macy's downtown on State Street has all their Xmas window displays up as well.  What the f*ck?! 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 26, 2014 at 6:34pm

I have this one on a T-shirt....by Edward Gorey

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2014 at 1:33pm

Mindy, (aka Booklover), just for you.........

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2014 at 1:31pm

Comment by sk8eycat on October 26, 2014 at 12:20pm

I read the Crank Mail last of all.  It depresses me too much to know there are such vicious people in this country/world.  If something, or someone, gets on my last nerve, I ignore them.  Sometimes that is the worst thing you can do to them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2014 at 11:51am

Randy, your lead to  "crank mail" in FFRF's reveals a sad testimony of the lack of effective criticism. I enjoy being criticised by a critical thinker. These, however, do not meet the test. 

Other than being very funny!

 

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