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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 Idaho Spud on December 7, 2016 at 10:12am

Yesterday I posted 2 comments that never showed-up, but I'll try again.

In the gardening group, Daniel said he could see my apple computer symbol on his tablet, but not his laptop, so I ask that group if they could see the symbols I post properly or not.  As there is more of you peeps posting here, I would appreciate any of you that can tell me how my symbols show on your computer, to give me an idea of whether to use them or not.  I'll put the symbol one space after the last word:

Here is my apple computer symbol   

Temperature degree symbol °

Smaller temp degree symbol ˚

Cent symbol ¢

Infinity symbol ∞

Ohm symbol Ω 

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 7, 2016 at 9:55am

Randy, like you, I feel so sorry for those cats and dogs in the commercials.  I would like to have one, but with my personality, and low income, it would not be a good thing.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 7, 2016 at 7:29am

I need to hug and play with my dog more often. I sometimes take her for granted (or "granite", as my sister used to say). I see those Humane Society commercials and feel sad for the dogs and cats. A local TV station had a story about a Comcast man picking up and taking home a stray dog (pit bull?). That dog was so "appreciative" and loving. That's what makes me want to hug my dog (Dot).

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 7, 2016 at 7:29am

We lost a pooch last year, and felt so lucky that she took her leave at home in bed. You always think you're never going to get another dog. Then finally one day remembering them brings a smile, and you do get another one, and it's always worth it.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 7, 2016 at 12:12am
Daniel, us dog lovers always want what's best for them. If they can pass quietly at home that would be wonderful. I wish that for you and yours.
I've never been that fortunate. It's always been traumatic and unexpected. Seizures in one, cancer in two, a heart attack with another. And these are dogs with regular vet care and the necessary preventatives. I grieve hard. Swear I'll never get another. Then always do. I tell my gdaughters that the time we had with them is more than worth the pain of losing them.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 11:59pm
Head and shoulders? Is got to try that. Sweet E has allergies bad. Scratches constantly. I give her a benydril (sp?) every six hours. And lots of exercise chasing the ball. Weather permitting.
The vet put her on a pill that totally stopped the itching for about a month. Then I had to take her off of it because of the side effects. She started vomiting around week three. Then lost her appetite and started losing weight. Became lethargic. Within a week of stopping the med she was back to scratching but otherwise healthy.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 11:47pm
Lol Carl. That's a good one. I can't figure out how she got them in her little, squashed, mouth :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 6, 2016 at 11:26pm

Kathy, I suppose you'll know when your boston is finished collecting eggs when you have an even dozen?  :)

Comment by Daniel W on December 6, 2016 at 10:57pm

Ruth, GC, where are you?

Kathy, Baigo appears totally comfortable, but is losing a lot of weight and cant get up at all without help.  We are considering our home a doggie hospice now.  Charlie really responded to a new flea pill, antiinflammatory med, and spa baths consisting of generic selsun and generic head and shoulders with conditioner.  He quit scratching, sleeps through the night, and can walk 8 blocks.  He is also weak, its a matter of time but no pain that I can see.

Your dog is amazing.  I have never heard of a dog doing that.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 10:44pm
Ruth has been missing the last few days. And grinning cat too.
 

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