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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 Joan Denoo on September 3, 2014 at 12:10am

Carl, I just now read your post telling of your health problems. I am so sorry your kidneys aren't functioning normally and cellulitis enters the scene. This can't be good news. How are you feeling? Have you been able to keep your spirits up? Do you expect to have information about your prognosis? Cellulitis is sometimes a condition that develops with diabetes. Do you have symptoms of that disease?

Please do keep us up to date on how you are doing, as you are able. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 7:37pm

I'm still hunting around on YouTube for fun music....there's a LOT of good stuff.

"Windows Waltz" - Rainer Hersch & Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGKwx-BFO0E

Comment by sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 5:24pm

Welcome back, Carl!  Hospitals are NO fun!

Ian,  have found that the floor is 2" or more closer than it used to be, slipperier, and harder on the bod when I fall down.

I have one of those trigger-operated (and magnetized) reacher-grabber things for picking stuff up (or getting things down from high shelves)

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 3:31pm

Hope you get some good news, Carl.

Age plays funny tricks: print gets smaller and the floor gets further away and harder to reach.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 2, 2014 at 1:57pm

Carl - welcome back, and I hope you get a good report on your tests.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2014 at 1:55pm

Carl, very sorry that you bod is giving you so much trouble.  Hope things improve for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 2, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hello, Friends.  I've been a bit absent from here lately.  I just spent another five days in the hospital.  I was just released on Saturday.  I was sent back to the hospital with a possible blood clot that actually turned out to be a very bad case of cellulitis instead.  While there, they also discovered that my kidney function again was failing.  I ended up having a kidney biopsy this past Friday.  I should know the results later this week.  The results should give an indication as to why my kidneys are in such bad shape.  I suspect it's genetic, as I've had minor kidney issues since I was a child.  It's now catching up to me as I age. 

I've only had access to A/N from my smart phone and relplying is quite tedious, especially since I don't get my new glasses until this coming Thursday.  Type face on the smartphone is just too small for me to see comfortably.  I finally have access to a desktop computer today at my sister's house.  But I have kept up with all the comings and goings here in this group.  I miss not being able to respond in a more timely manner. 

 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 2:16am

Haven't used the PC much the last few days so trying to catch up.

Great news, Mindy. Hope the nausea can be kept to a minimum.

Larry: I love history and books. Am always reading something and watch Viasat History more than any other channel.

There's a lot of recycling in Denmark but some of that is out of my reach as I don't drive and therefore can't deliver.

Invisible cows! Stealing that :-D

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2014 at 4:49pm

Cool cat picture Mindy.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2014 at 7:29am

Pat, too. Mindy, also.

You all have a good Labor Day. Remember, no hot dogs (cancer producing).

 

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