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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 Randall Smith on December 21, 2016 at 8:40am

Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Like a yoyo at the bottom of its drop, it'll take awhile before the sun begins to move higher in the sky. But, rest assured, it will. Patience is required.

On an unrelated note, is anybody else having trouble with A/N "freezing up"? I frequently have to close out the site and return later. Maybe it's my dinosaur of a computer.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 10:59am

That's a swingin' version, Carl. Great!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 10:58am

It's the solstice tomorrow so it must be Hogswatch Eve. May the Hogfather (or your preffered anthropomorphic personification) bring you and yours lots of goodies in the coming season.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 20, 2016 at 10:36am

Carl, I like that rendition of Happy Birthday.  Thanks.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 20, 2016 at 7:44am

That jazzy "happy birthday" rendition was fun, Carl! Wish I could play the piano like that. My parents could, but not I.

Speaking of music, I'm trying like crazy to avoid listening to Christmas music, you know, the common stuff like the despicable "Little Drummer Boy". I like the Bach/Handel Cantatas and Oratorios, however. I try to ignore the words.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 20, 2016 at 12:58am

Daniel - that would be April; works for me. (And the Book of the Apocalypse may have come true by then.)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 12:27am

Thank you all for the good wishes. I don't feel a day over 59.

Comment by Daniel W on December 19, 2016 at 10:25pm

BB you might have to settle for your 666 being 6 decades, 6 years, and 6 months.

Comment by Daniel W on December 19, 2016 at 8:42pm

Like Carl said, happy birthday to all.  And to all, soon, a Solstice promise of hope and renewal.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 19, 2016 at 8:27pm

Happy Birthday to you also, Loren!

In fact, Happy Birthday to everyone who had a birthday this year but were too shy to speak up.

 

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