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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 September 17, 2014 at 8:48am

Is that workhorses dragging farming equipment?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 17, 2014 at 7:35am

One of the highlights of my youth was watching the harness races at the county fair. Our area (NC Indiana) was once famous for its trotters and pacers (see, like the Indiana Pacers basketball franchise). Anybody ever hear of Dan Patch, world record holder?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 16, 2014 at 11:33pm
Comment by Ian Mason on September 16, 2014 at 11:12pm

Nice music and videos. Those horses look like tortoises compared with the hare.

Fun speed painting. Reminds me of something I saw regularly in my childhood. Here's the only sample I can find:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Xqj6nnLDw

Comment by sk8eycat on September 16, 2014 at 9:26pm

Nice music, y'all!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 16, 2014 at 6:26pm

Patricia, I was thinking about you when I saw this video.  It's kind of fun. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 16, 2014 at 3:44pm

Yes, amazing speed painting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 16, 2014 at 3:07pm

That speed painter is tricky.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2014 at 12:02pm

Good morning everyone! Another beautiful day with nice working temperatures. The beds slowly become readied for winter. Today, I am concentrating on the west garden. The garden has past its summer peak and an autumn one quickly approaches. I spend every minute I can out there.

Ian, I looked up "Time Team" and it looks like exactly the kind of subject I enjoy watching. I have save as many as I could find and will watch them after I come in from the garden. 

So, it is off to the garden and I won't be back in until the cold chases me in. Remember when it was the heat that drove me in? 

I hope each one of you has a very special day, full of beautiful sights, delightful sounds, aromatic smells, delicious tastes in the company of very special family and friends and that ever refreshing time of solitude. 

Take good care of yourselves, Daniel and Carl. I am thinking of each of you, knowing you are turning your enforced idleness into a time of healing. That is work, too.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 16, 2014 at 11:04am

That's an interesting response to putting tape on cats, but I wouldn't do it.  I agree with Chris.  It seems a little mean to me.

 

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