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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 The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2014 at 9:01pm

Felaine, that Weird Al video and song is one of his best.  I haven't heard from him in a long time.  I didn't know he was still musically active! 

(Just in case anyone here is not familiar with the original song, here is the video.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 24, 2014 at 8:36pm

Mindy, you inspired me to post this, from one of my favorite movies as a kid.....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 24, 2014 at 6:40pm

I read about the storm in Washington, Joan. It seems that the burned out area from the Carlton fire is now extra vulnerable to landslides in such storms. Danger Of Flash Floods And Landslides Grow As Washington Wildfire S...

I hope you're far from the hazards.

Speaking of hazards, a note on texting while driving.

Keep us up to date on the baby.

Funny Weird Al video, ske8eycat, thanks.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 24, 2014 at 6:13pm

Weird Al song about little things that drive me crazy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

(Felaine, the Grammar Nazi)

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 24, 2014 at 12:39pm

Had a terrible wind storm yesterday. Some trees really swayed low to the ground, others continued to stand. A local small community near hear lost 40+ house trailers and injuries. There were several fires, but no calls to this Fire District 8. 

Laura reported many people coming into the ER last evening and night. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 24, 2014 at 12:35pm

Doctors started inducing Laurie's baby last night because the baby is 9 pounds and healthy, Laurie's blood pressure is growing into risk levels and so they chose induction. Today was the expected birth day. 

at 10:3 AM Laurie is having strong contractions, gave up the plan for a natural childbirth, requested pain relief. Laura and Zac spent the night with her. 

I am so goosebumpy! 

Comment by Plinius on July 23, 2014 at 11:41pm

She is! And we could! But she can't adopt another cat for she is now also allergic to longhairs. BuT I guess she'll think of another project.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 23, 2014 at 3:42pm

Ursula sounds like such a good-hearted person!  We could use more humans like her.  Is she thinking about adopting another cat?

Comment by Plinius on July 23, 2014 at 3:14pm

Ai - my friend just phoned me that she had her last surviving cat put to sleep, so she has to get used to the life without cats. She always adopted the ugliest longhairs from the local shelter - she was allergic to shorthairs. They were really ugly, her longhairs with their crumpled faces, nose problems, eye problems and whatever a cat can get, but they became happy and healthy with Ursula. But you can also become allegic to longhairs...   

Comment by Randall Smith on July 23, 2014 at 7:18am

Picked up a much needed half inch of rain overnight. Except for yesterday, it's been a very cool summer. No 90's yet, and we average 18 a year. I haven't had to use my AC one time!

 

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