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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 21, 2012 at 10:46pm

Cheezburger 2012 Calendar - October

apple...apple...toothbrush... you have lame neighbors, dude

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 10:27pm

This is from a daily 

"Subject: Morning Earth Healing Images 10.22.2012"

morning.earth@earthlink.net

"The prescence of the pileated woodpecker

overwhelms all else in my eyes.
He is the alpha bird I see,
a young male, whose ululating cry
rings out without an open beak.
How intense his eye, how pupil wide.
How profound his drumming spear
that names his realm
and hollows out my yearning ear"

 

Comment by Ian Mason on October 21, 2012 at 10:04pm

Great pics. The "cat - fish - baby" looks like an accident waiting to happen. I've got a T-shirt version of the science vs faith.

A good Monday to all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 9:47pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 9:39pm

@Patricia, I like your Science/Religion photos.

Here is another I like.
 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 9:25pm

Cat fish baby 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2012 at 9:22pm

Great cat and Halloween pictures. Here is a little cat mythology:

"The cats in Noah's Ark...

"Noah took pairs of rats and mice too. However, the rodents multiplied very quickly and the Ark was, after a while, infested by rodents. Noah consulted the lion, who as king of the beasts may have known a solution. The lion sneezed and from his nostrils, a pair of ready made domestic cats came out, who instantly set down to work, having a natural instinct for being "verminators".

"Sometimes, it is said that God created the cat, but that the mouse is the Devil's work. The Devil's mouse set out to destroy all life forms by gnawing a hole in the Ark. However, God's cat saved the day by killing the mouse, and a frog crept in the hole, thus getting it's amphibian tendencies, by being in contact with water and dry wood simultaneously.

"Yet another Noah's Ark cat legend is that of the Manx cat, who has no tail because it was unpunctual in its arrival to the Ark, and the careless Noah closed it's tail in the door of the Ark. Well, after all he was only human, ey?"
Cats and World Mythology

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 21, 2012 at 8:28pm

Hey everyone. Just got back, trying to catch up. Here's a little something for ya'.

Comment by Steph S. on October 21, 2012 at 8:13pm
Patricia and Booklover - wow - love those cat pictures. Will have to add to my collection. Dora is such a beautiful cat. Idaho Spud glad to hear you are on the mend. Been missing you around here.
Comment by sk8eycat on October 21, 2012 at 7:30pm

Oh.  I thought cat fu was those lumps of fur and partially digested food that you sometimes find on the floor.

 

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