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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 sk8eycat on October 9, 2012 at 4:55pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 9, 2012 at 8:23am

Comment by Plinius on October 9, 2012 at 1:30am

I like the text about the unhappy muslims, Sk8eycat! The happy ones are the muslim girls, as far as I can see - they use their freedom to the utmost while still adapting to muslim rule.

When anything went wrong in the USA we used to say "Oh well, that's where we sent the religious nutters and the criminals." but the difference is unimportant now.  

I'm off to work on a beautiful autumn day. Sleep well!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2012 at 11:45pm

About that time my friends. Sleep well. Pleasant dreams, and remember,

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 8, 2012 at 10:13pm

Thanks, Tony Caroll! Perfect Columbus Day image. I never liked history for the same reasons, sk8eycat. Only as an adult did I discover how much of what I'd been taught in school was spin, hiding real history.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2012 at 9:43pm

Okay, this one made me laugh

Comment by Ian Mason on October 8, 2012 at 9:28pm

Sounds lovely, Joan. Batten down the hatches ready for winter and a good round of cosy. Nature can put on a beautiful show at this time of year.

Very nice kitchen, Patricia. Hope the work you're doing now goes well.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 8, 2012 at 9:11pm

Joan, I read, and read, and read.  I wasn't interested in American history in school because it was taught so badly.  By rote. Memorizing names and dates...blah!

As for Tony's poster, I'm sure some of my mother's ancestors weren't too happy with the pale-faced invaders.  (Including Dad's ancestors from England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.)

"There goes the neighborhood!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2012 at 8:52pm

This day sparkled with bright autumn colors, cool breezes, and falling leaves. All tender plants turn black quickly after a frost and black makes a good contrast to reds, oranges, and burgundies. Mt. Spokane had a snifter of sow, more like a veil than at cap.
Had my roof repaired to withstand winter winds,
outdoor water pipes blown out, almost all the Concord grapes picked,  and fireplace smoke fills the air. Really nice. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2012 at 8:43pm

sk8eycat, It appears you, too, have interest in early colonization of the Americas. History hides some dreadful realities from people and it is only though looking for slave narratives or sometimes through women's letters or journals can one get a feel for the struggle and wit and whimsey of those early immigrants, free or slave. I like your stories and hope you have more. 

 

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