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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 yesterday. 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 Bertold Brautigan on January 12, 2017 at 8:06am

Oh, a documentary about the new cabinet?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 12, 2017 at 6:29am

Not sure whether it's me or not, but I feel like a whole lot of "timely" content is showing up in the media these days.  Apparently Hulu wants in on the scene, too:



Because they are tackling a series based on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 11, 2017 at 10:22pm

That should be a great experience, Carl as long as nobody starts looking for another child born in Bethlehem.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 11, 2017 at 10:10pm

On the topic of celestial events, I saw this today.  Awesome opportunity.

A new bright 'star' could appear in the night sky in 2022

A huge collision between two stars some 1,800 light-years away could add a bright new object to our night sky, say scientists – though this temporary star will only be visible for two or three years.

Remember though that technically this collision – should we be able to witness it – actually happened a long, long time ago, as the light we'll be seeing will be 1,800 years old.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 11, 2017 at 10:01pm

Ian, make sure you seek out some good crab cakes to eat when you're in the DC/Maryland area.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 11, 2017 at 3:36pm

"Social media attention economy" encapsulates it, Ruth! You wrote about how rage and fear memes are more attention-getting, and thus more profitable, and will tend to displace everything else unless we make significant changes.

Comment by Chris on January 11, 2017 at 3:32pm

The solar eclipse wil only be a day so if you want to view it Ian plan accordingly. The other eclipse may last at least 4 years.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 11, 2017 at 3:29pm

Hi, all! I've been lurking lately, rather than contributing. Too crazy, with all the political destruction - in the midst of and accelerating climate destruction. Trying to make sense of the emerging social media attention economy "Social Organism" as Luckett calls it. Finished The Social Organism but not coherent enough to post a review here.

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Comment by Grinning Cat on January 11, 2017 at 2:56pm

I'm still angry that after this very questionable presidential election, we squandered two chances to avoid the Putin/tRump/Pence slate: in the face of tRump's "unpresidented" conflicts of interest and lack of qualifications, on December 19 only two Trump electors voted for other people, and on January 6 not a single Democratic Senator joined seven Democratic House members in objecting to his electoral votes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 11, 2017 at 2:06pm

At least 4 years.

 

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