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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 19, 2016 at 2:06pm

Randall, it was me who did it and I'm paying the price now. There isn't enough sugar in the world to satisfy my cravings. I was going to say that I'm getting too old but I've just read of an 80 year old woman who's run the Copenhagen ½ marathon ten minutes faster than me. That's really impressive.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:42am

Chris, spotted knapweed is an invasive species for the area. We have many different "invasives" around these parts.

Ian, was it you or your friend that did the half marathon? Congrats to whomever!! Impressive.

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 7:12am

O, now I see! Haven't had any carbohydrates today, though...

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 7:10am

Nappy? Napoleon, a diaper, or perhaps a brand name?

Comment by Loren Miller on September 19, 2016 at 6:46am

I wonder if "Nappy" is carb-ed out.  I can hardly look at carbohydrates these days, let alone eat them, without having to cop some ZZZs!

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 12:50am

Lame dog lives long - that sounds much more elegant. And I like your seven dwarves!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2016 at 2:27pm

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2016 at 2:25pm

It's been a good weekend. Yesterday, a friend who needed a shoulder and an ear dropped by so there was lots of tea and talk followed by watching "Oklahoma" on DVD. Today, for the second time in eight days, a ½ marathon run. The sun has shone most of the time too. I've eaten enough for two and am now going to relax until bedtime.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2016 at 2:24pm

Chris, I have a brother-in-law with Menieres and he does quite well with hearing aids. The dizzy spells have diminished now he's had both hips replaced! In England it's said that "a lame dog lives long." Something like your quote in intention.

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 12:09pm

Randall, cleanup and trail maintenance sounds good, but what's wrong with knapweed that you have to remove it?

 

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