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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 Daniel W on August 20, 2016 at 9:46am
Joan, Im also hoping the best for your surgery. I hope its just arthroscopic - my ovservation is that most peopke are very happy with the result.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 9:05am

Chris, thanks for the information you shared. I am sure your experience is valid for you. We tried several things, including drinking lots of water, making some changes to my diet. I don't know if an 80-year-old lady has any hormones left. I'll keep you informed,

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 8:57am

Ian, as foreign a language I n'er have heard, I think  I got the punch line. I will have to listen several more times before I catch the full meaning. The poor fellow with his chin out of the water, said, " three ha'pence a foot!" Is that some kind of stubborn or not?

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2016 at 8:22am

Thanks for the sourdough information Joan.  Hope your operation and recovery go well.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 20, 2016 at 7:56am

Surgeon at the operating table: 'I swear, if anyone says Thank God after this I’m putting the tumor back in.'

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 20, 2016 at 7:51am

Joan, I hope the surgery goes well and brings you relief, with full use of your hand soon!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 20, 2016 at 4:39am

Good luck, Joan. 

I don't know if I've posted this before but this is Noah's story as it happened in Lancashire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqHHzb1m4CM

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2016 at 3:07am

I had a few years of carpal tunnel trouble, but I was told to use less salt and to wait some time until my hormones calmed down. That solved the problem - so far.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 2:37am

@The Flying Atheist & Kathy, Do you mean: 

Name: Pat

Location: Olmsted, IL

Country: United States?

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 1:00am

Thanks for the good wishes. I know that not all surgeries are successful. I have lost all feelings in my hands, have terrible night sessions of waking up with asleep hands and jump around the bedroom waving my arms trying to get circulation back into them. The neurological studies reveal some severely blocked whatever it is that gets stuck. I sought a second opinion, and he confirmed the diagnosis, treatment and expected to have a good outcome. I wear night braces that help a lot. I tried chiropractic with the supervision of a neurologist and still have no finger feelings. 

So, this next step makes sense to me. I'll keep you informed about the outcome. It is nothing; I asked to have mirrors set up so I can watch ... we will see. 

 

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