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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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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 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 Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:25pm
"I regret my abortion" sign carried by man. I am sure he feels pain at the prospects of ending a life. Most women do too, especially if they have to make decisions based on tough choices. Perhaps his sorrow will help him to take control of his reproductive life so no other abortion choice needs to be made because of him. He can be an influence on other men who may take sexuality as their entitlement without regard for the consequences. Sexually active men and women must take responsibility and stop blaming women.
Comment by Plinius on July 6, 2013 at 2:11pm

Still no answers?! I hope for a happy meeting for you!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 6, 2013 at 1:13pm

Hi Mindy. I'm here but this is my working weekend so not much happening. Happy splashing at your Mum's :)

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 5, 2013 at 2:23am

Heh! on the "medical miracle"!

Ruth, I'm using Firefox, and sometimes I have to refresh the page for certain pictures to show up. I wonder if they're the same ones.

Late-night geekery ahead...

Felaine, I've seen people post quite a few non-displaying pictures that, when I drag over the message and look under "View Selection Source", look like they were copied-and-pasted from Yahoo Mail. (Yahoo Mail displays the pictures from your email storage, so when you're logged into your Yahoo Mail, you see them, but other people who aren't won't.)

The surefire way to share a picture like that is to first download it to your computer (you can right-click and "Save Picture As..." or "Save Image As..."), then use the "Image" button (to the right of "LINK") to add an image "From My Computer".

(And I'm with you as far as being a non-Facebook-user by choice.)

I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 5, 2013 at 1:13am

A medical miracle.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 5, 2013 at 12:11am

Thanks for the virgin birth/wise men comic, Grinning Cat.

Since I switched from Firefox to Internet Explorer some of the pictures here are tiny boxes with an x in them, that I have to click to see the image in a new tab. Anyone know a fix for that?

Good night, All. Have a stress free holiday weekend.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2013 at 12:08am

Grinning Cat, thank you.  I keep forgetting that some of the stuff my friends send me was Copied from Fakebook posts.  I detest that web site, even though I know it's useful for small-business owners, and people like that.  Otherwise I think it's bloody useless.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 5, 2013 at 12:05am

Comment by Steph S. on July 4, 2013 at 8:28pm

Happy 4th everyone!

Love all the posts here.

Comment by Lillie on July 4, 2013 at 7:13pm

Yes, climate change is a reality and this must be what the arctic is beginning to look like.

 

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