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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 5, 2013 at 2:52pm

Sorry for my absence. Only one more antibiotic to take, then my bowels will get back to “normal” for someone with IBS.

It was nice to learn more about your husband, Patricia. Belated congrats.

Love the hugs and kiss LOLcats, booklover and Steph.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2013 at 2:04pm

Ian, good to hear from you.  We were a bit worried about your absence in light of the recent storm that passed over Northern Europe.  Glad you're well.  Sounds like you had a nice visit.  My mother makes the most delicious ginger cake that she serves with homemade lemon sauce.

Patricia, I was just thinking about Sk8eycat yesterday.  I'm missing her also. 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm

Hello all. Just checking in. Have been in England for a week visiting family. Very nice indeed. Am a couple of pounds wider now. My sister-in-law bakes a great ginger cake. Been to the theatre in London too; Brecht's "The resistable rise of Arturo Ui". Very funny but also scary. Great production that I can recommend.

Hope you are all well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2013 at 10:52am
Carl, a very special way to start my morning, with friends on Hang with Friends, and this sprightly music with Ethel Merman and Judy Garland.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 4, 2013 at 1:07am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2013 at 12:17am

Thanks, Patricia, for forwarding Mindy's photo. I knew it would be a keeper. Thanks for sharing Mindy. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2013 at 4:14pm

Great picture steph. 

Mindy, your comment didn't come through on my wall, and I tried using the address used in my email box 

http://api.ning.com:80/files/OoN9q1jyhUWGroao0XxsyU2fN9iRfFCkqwhUVY...*84KVW/1450312_10150383783574945_554818749_n.jpg

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I have a hunch it was a keeper. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2013 at 10:28am

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 2, 2013 at 5:21pm

Wow!  Your husband must be skin and bone.  I thought I was skinny when I was young, but he beat me by a long ways.

I weighed 145 lbs in my 20s, but I was only 5' 9".

He is a good-looking guy.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 2, 2013 at 9:47am

Congratulations to your husband, Patricia! I hope the two of you have many more happy decades together!

 

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