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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 Randall Smith on September 22, 2016 at 6:46am
So we welcome in the Autumnal Equinox today. It's the "Sunday" of my life--knowing Monday and back to work is coming. In this case, winter will inevitably follow. I'll try to enjoy Fall, but as the daylight hours shrink and the temperatures drop, my happiness graph line goes down. Not down to the depression mark, but less than average. But hey, I'm just happy to be alive! Merry Equinox, everybody.
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.

 

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