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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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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 k.h. ky on December 25, 2016 at 8:53pm
Chris, Plinius is Chris. Many of us, in this small group, know and use a persons real name instead of the public name we use on A/N
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2016 at 3:32pm

Chris, I have not seen a "blockquote" in the editor bar. In what gorums use them? 

See, I don't know what to imagine for "gorums". 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2016 at 3:29pm

Yes, Chris, there are two Chris's on this site and the avatar helps to "digstinguish" you. So do your conversations.

This has been a fun morning reading the mail with all the words that conjure up images. I especially like thinking of digging the avatar. 

Silly me, I should send you a piece I haven't corrected. Or, probably I have!

Comment by Chris on December 25, 2016 at 3:27pm

I'm curious why A/N doesn't have blockquote in the editor bar.  Other Ning forums have blockquote.  I attempted to copy and paste an editor bar from another Ning group  to show what I'm referring to but got a 4000 character limit error.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2016 at 3:11pm

Chris, the closest I can come to "consuminderaar" is "consuming less". I looked up the conjugations and found no "aar".

Slang words in English for simpler living: minimalist 

How to be happy with a minimalist closet 

Comment by Chris on December 25, 2016 at 3:09pm

I thought Ning didn't allow the same name to be used by to be used  by multiple members. I wasn't aware that there were two Chris's on this forum.  The Avatar is digstinguishing.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 25, 2016 at 1:06pm
Carl, that's a perfect explanation !

It should be taught in churches.
Comment by Daniel W on December 25, 2016 at 10:50am

Carl, LOL.  He does have that kind of sleazy look in his eyes, doesn't he? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 25, 2016 at 9:55am

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 25, 2016 at 9:47am

Thanks for the "you can call me Ray" and "skeptic on a stick" clips! Good diversions on this Christmas day (spent like any other day).

 

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