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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 Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 6:21am

Happy first day of spring to all of you. Why interesting, Joan? Is it the Chinese curse:"May you live in interesting times..."?

I'm sorry to hear that Ian also belongs to the Mer-people. Wish you painfree times, Ian!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 5:04am

Happy first day of spring 2015! This is going to be an interesting year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 4:52am

Chris, thanks for the visual. The clouds look dark gray, so I guess that is what clouds do to eclipse viewing. 

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 4:44am

View of Rotterdam with eclipse. The clouds are so thick that it all looks like an average gloomy winter day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:33am

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:30am

Chris, I am getting a good geology lesson. I also had to look up Faröer Islands. I have been trying to figure out how to get a photo of my Google World Map shots to send but nothing I tried worked. Guess I will have to go to the store and have a lesson. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:23am

I agree, Ian, Chris is not only a survivor, she is a thriver! I think she is about the most resilient person I have met, here or elsewhere. Isn't it nice to have such resourceful people in our midst?!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2015 at 2:45am

You sound like you're coping, Chris. I think that's the best we "creakers" can do. In the film I saw recently Stephen Hawking says that his philosophy of life is that "there's always something in life you can succeed at. Enjoy it".

Cloudy here too, so no eclipse. I've been at work all night so I'll sleep through it anyway.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:47am

I was mistaken. The eclipse is total at the Faröer Islands, not the Hebrides. And I won't see anything; it's misty and hazy here.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:44am

I'm 61, Katy.

What would you like to discuss? Your older relatives? I neglected them too, and most were dead before I was 20.

 

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