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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 Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:52pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:50pm

Wow - those are beautiful flower Spud and Tony. WOW

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:58pm
When we lived at Ft. Hood, the roadsides turned so many wonderful colors. This was just after Lady Bird started her campaign for roadside flowers. She scolded a highway worker who mowed the flowers before seeds set, and I am sure that mistake was never made again. She had a way of getting things done. And I am very glad she did the highway program. thanks Tony
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 20, 2013 at 6:53pm

 This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Bluebonnets alongside the road in rural Texas. For all of you, but especially you, Joan. Wild flowers seem appropriate.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 20, 2013 at 6:51pm

sk8eycat, if you draw an accurate copy of MoBombHead and get it published, you win a place on a Middle Eastern "Wanted Dead or Alive but Preferably Dead" list.

And people say Germans overreact to German jokes, like in 1914 somebody told a German joke and in 1937 somebody told another one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:31pm
Mindy, the dog and kitty tucked safely in is a good metaphor for how I feel. Nicely tucked in the embracing arms of each one of you.
Carl, nothing more needs to be said. I am ready, willing and able to get on with life. Your incarcerated-cats look ready to get out and roll, too.
Steph, the slinky-cat and bacon-cat are fun!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
Spud, thy are lovely! So pretty and fresh. Thank you Team Member.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 20, 2013 at 6:16pm

Joan, I may be late, but I too hope you get well soon and here are some wildflowers from me:

Comment by sk8eycat on May 20, 2013 at 5:39pm

Loren, if I draw an accurate copy of MoBombHead, does that mean I win a "free" scholarship to the Famous Artists School? ;>P

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 20, 2013 at 11:52am

Good day, All.  Just checking in.  Have a few days off work and can relax and sleep in.  Yay!  It's 11:30 AM and I'm still drinking my morning coffee.  I've been a bit sleep deprived the last several days.  Early morning wake-ups across four time zones doesn't help.  I'm not 20 years old any more!  

Mindy, I'm glad you and your daughter have such a close relationship.  She seems to be comfortable opening up to you, and that is important...for both of you.  A nice walk in a state park sounds very nice.  I enjoy that myself.  

Joan, I really can't add any additional expressions of caring and admiration for you that hasn't already been said by others.  Please add my voice to the group.     

 

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