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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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Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 6. 0 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 26. 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

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Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 12:30pm

Spud, great minds run together  :-)

Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 12:29pm

Randy-

You have a strong name. Im just glad my parents didn't name me George or Donald. If I ever have another dog, I want to name it Fido.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2016 at 12:24pm

Comment by Randall Smith on December 24, 2016 at 7:30am

That's the one good thing I like about my name--Randy, from wolf. Otherwise, ever since I was 12 years old, when a friend made fun of my name, I've been reluctant to use it formally. So I sign everything Randall (like my A/N name), but usually go by the more common Randy. For some reason, my father called me Randi (eye) all my life.

Who was that old comedian that would say, "You can call me____, you can call me ____", etc.?

Comment by Plinius on December 24, 2016 at 3:40am

No, they called me Christientje, a diminutive. My first friend in kindergarten shortened it to Chris and  that felt like a real name, so I kept it.

Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2016 at 12:24pm

They told me my name (Christina) meant - belonging to christ. Which made me very angry.

Comment by Daniel W on December 23, 2016 at 12:17pm

Ian, have a great celebration!

Chris and Chris, interesting to have a name that is probably short for Christ, while being Atheist.  The original Hebrew for mine is "God is my judge".  Which is weird because I thought God was everyone's judge.

Christopher (?) - except for the dining room, the walls are smooth.  I'm aiming for that here too.  We use eggshell which I think is similar to semigloss.  Thanks for the ideas.  The stone backsplash also protects from stray splatters.

Carl - whose name means either "Strong man" or "Free man" - this house is my bank-sale house, intended to be where i spend my declining years.  I'm designing and modifying with accessibility and future decline in mind.  I live in the old place for now, which will eventually be sold.  Very lucky to have bought the country place when the housing bust was at bottom and people and banks were dumping their properties.

Meaning of name Kathy - "Pure"

Meaning of Joan - "God is Gracious"

Meaning of Ruth - "Friend, Companion"

Meaning of Grinning Cat - "Pure" or "Cat-like"

Meaning of Randy - Scandinavian / Norman for "Shield" or "Wolf"

Meaning of Ian - Scottish or Gaelic for John, "YAHWEH is gracious" - wow!

Comment by k.h. ky on December 23, 2016 at 11:46am
Chris, funny. I try to use bruised fruit before it goes bad instead of picking the prettiest pieces.

Other Chris how I'm I going to distinguish between the two of you? I suppose I'll go back to Plinius!
Daniel, I envy your talent and stamina. Taking on such a large project. It's looking good.
Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2016 at 10:59am

You and I have the same first name.

Comment by Chris on December 23, 2016 at 8:34am

Funny

Comment by k.h. ky 15 hours ago
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Eat that before it gets rotten.
 

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