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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 25 minutes ago. 2 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 14, 2016 at 2:37pm

Cute, Pi day Grinning Cat!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2016 at 2:24pm

Chris, my ancestor, left Plymouth, England, for Leiden, then to Plymouth Colony. We visited Belgium because my father's ancestors came from there. I didn't know about my Leiden connection and am sorry I missed such a beautiful city. 

Mayflower 400

Leiden, 

http://www.leidenamericanpilgrimmuseum.org/PageF1X.htm

Chris, sorry I do not know my history of The Netherlands. Is it Leiden Holland or The Netherlands?

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2016 at 2:22pm

Ian, sorry to hear about your stepmum! I hope she's comfortable.

Chris, many of us hope that Bernie Sanders can spread that very Partnership Culture outlook that "all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together."

And on a lighter note, mostly for folks in the U.S. and Canada -- happy Pi Day! (3/14)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 14, 2016 at 12:49pm

Six thousand dollars in car repairs, ouch k.h. ky!

Plinius, I've recently seen optimistic reports of falling religious affiliation in the US and Europe. But the wave of migrants is so huge, those statistics will be invalid soon if they aren't already.

Comment by k.h. ky on March 14, 2016 at 12:23pm
Good one Chris : )
Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2016 at 8:35am

I hope Bernie Sanders can spread his outlook, the USA needs it from what I can see. Now and then I pass the memorial plaque about the religious nutters you're stuck with, how they travelled from  Delfshaven via Plymouth to the USA. Then I think that we should have kept them in the nuthouse.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2016 at 7:47am
Chris, that is good news. Over here, we have a presidential candidate that is a Jew, but declares, "I am not actively involved with organized religion. I think everyone believes in God in their own ways. To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together." Bernie Sanders
Evidently, his humanistic outlook is approved by his many followers, according to his positive poll numbers and voting results.
Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2016 at 2:03am

According to an xtian poll, many people here have dropped the religious. In the Netherlands over 80% of the people never visit a church and 25% calls her/himself an atheist. How my fundie parents would have hated these results!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 13, 2016 at 7:59am
Carl and Joan, Jane Olivor reminds me of Karen Carpenter. PBS has been running a fund raiser segment on The Carpenters. Poor Karen was a tragedy, but she had a lovely voice.
Happy Daylight Savings Time beginning, although it'll take me several days to adjust!
Comment by k.h. ky on March 12, 2016 at 11:17pm
Love the dog show Carl : )
Joan, hate it about the accident. Deer will run into a moving vehicle. A deer hit my car a few years ago and the deer didn't even lose it's footing. I drive a small car and wasn't driving fast so the deer may have been OK. My car wasn't. Over six thousand dollars in repairs. I was very lucky it wasn't totaled.
 

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