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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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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

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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Comment by Loren Miller on June 2, 2017 at 10:50am

THANK YOU, CAPED CRUSADER!!!

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 10:42am

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 10:16am

'his handlers'  isn't that the word for people who care for zoo animals? Perhaps I don't know.

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 10:13am

I think that 'no obvious mental illness or deficiency' leaves the man without excuse for his intolerable behaviour...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 2, 2017 at 10:00am

Ian and Randy, thanks for posting your photos.  I like them very much.  I'm glad when people travel and experience new surroundings, etc.  It's so rewarding.  

Regarding cheese, I had the pleasure of twice working at a Swedish deli as holiday help when I was furloughed from my airline job years ago.  The cheeses!  Oh, the cheeses!  Dare I say they were heavenly? Jesus, the cheeses were wonderful.  And all the other delicacies made it a great place to work.  

Chris, I would love to get my DNA tested.  From what I've heard and seen, most people have an unexpected surprise in their results, whether small or large.  I know I have majority Northern European ancestry, but it would be interesting to find out the percentages and/or some kind of background that never made it into my ancestor's oral family history.

Coincidentally, the host and his producer of one of the political broadcasts I watch recently aired the results of their DNA tests.  They brought on an expert to explain the results.  It was very interesting segment.  Here it is, if you're interested...

 

Plinius, I really can't express in words or emotions the degree of anger, frustration, and total embarrassment Trump is causing here and around the globe.  He is the opposite of everything right, moral, and ethical.

I can say only one positive thing about Trump.  He cannot be faulted for having an obviously apparent mental illness/deficiency.  Other than that, he is a totally incompetent, narcissistic, unethical, lying, predatory asshole.  It's even more alarming to see how long his handlers will allow him to continue his dangerous behavior.  

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 4:50am

I almost enjoyed tRump's talk in which he backed out of the climate accord - a new enemy every day! Someone.. the Belgians, the Moldavians, whoever, was SO MEAN to poor little U.S.A.! I can hardly believe that man exists!

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2017 at 4:44am

Here we have an idiot cut from the same cloth, and he isn't the president because we have a more party system. He won the elections but the other parties refuse to cooperate with him, so he is helpless. Even so, forming a new coalition government is a very difficult job that has been going on for months...

Comment by Chris on June 2, 2017 at 4:26am

Chris,

I can only cringe in embarrisment thinking about how most of the world sees the current president of the U.S.  If he doesn't last the Vice President will likely prove to be worse.

Comment by Chris on June 2, 2017 at 4:20am

The last vacation I took ended up costing ~$300 to print the photographs.  Ink Jet printers with photograph paper isn't the same as real photographs. I understand die sublimation printers are better, but still don't last as long as real photographs.  I heard someplace that police don't use poloroid cameras because the prints fade out quickly.

European cheese and meats count.  Here in the U.S. only good deli's and certian grocery stores have aged cheese - most are likely from Europe.  Like good wine good cheese needs to be aged. Is something similar to Procsiutto made in the States?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 2, 2017 at 4:18am

Plinius, "astonishing" is not the word many of us U.S. would use for tRump! 

“This is the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies,” JeffreyToobin

“Who can sincerely believe that President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey for any reason other than to thwart an investigation of serious crimes?” David Frum, the Atlantic editor, and former George W. Bush speechwriter;

“a horrifying breach of every expectation we have of the relationship between the White House and federal law enforcement,” Ben Wittes and Susan Hennessey; 

nightmare scenario,” The national security blog Lawfare;

“acted like a despot,” John Cassidy, the New Yorker; 

“It’s a grotesque abuse of power by the president of the United States,” JeffreyToobin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer;

"complete disaster,"  Former House Speaker John Boehner; 

and I would add, "outrageous," "crass," ".......

I wonder where he will take us? 

 

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