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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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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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on November 14, 2013 at 3:05am

Sad news, Sk8eycat, I'm sorry for you! And glad that you had such a lovely aunt!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2013 at 10:12pm

Thanks for the Atheist Pig, Loren, and the Madalyn Murray O-Hair quote, Patricia.

Love the partied out birthday cat, Steph.

Tony, we watched the musical flash mob over and over too.

Thanks, all!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 9:43pm

Carl, your sweet, gentle concern touches me to tears. The world is better because of you. You need to be cloned. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 13, 2013 at 9:31pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 13, 2013 at 9:29pm

Elaine, so sorry to read the news about your aunt.  I'm thinking of you.  It's good to hear from you. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2013 at 9:02pm

Nice music Tony!

Sk8eycat sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. I hope yo uare doing OK and my thoughts are with you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 8:30pm
sk8eycat, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your aunt and you didn't have time to see her. Is this a photo of her? or a way to share a memory of her and express your loss? The sentiment reflects sweet mutual love.
How are you?
Comment by sk8eycat on November 13, 2013 at 8:02pm

I must apologize for neglecting you all, but "stuff" has been happening.  (And my cousins did not let me know till it was too late to grab a train to Arizona..a short trip.  Damn!)

I'll miss you, my dear Aunt You loved me for myself.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 8:01pm

Tony, this is great acapella music. I listened to some of their other pieces and they have the ability to create very different and interesting pieces. Versatile!  Thanks. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2013 at 6:32pm

For those who like acapella music, Pentatonix.

 

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