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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 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 kathy: 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.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 12, 2016 at 6:35pm

I'm not a music enthusiast and I enjoyed "The Right Garden" sung by Jane Olivor from her Stay the Night album. The lyrics led me to another of her songs. She and Johnny Mathis make a nice pair. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 12, 2016 at 4:25pm

Sorry, Ian.  The video must not be available in all countries.

It's just a nice song I like from 1978.

Perhaps you can search and find a copy that works for you.

"The Right Garden" sung by Jane Olivor from her Stay the Night album.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 12, 2016 at 4:19pm

Can't see the video I'm afraid, Carl but having a good weekend all the same. I hope you are too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 12, 2016 at 3:58pm

Will do, Donald.  I hope you fare well. 

Comment by Donald L. Engel on March 12, 2016 at 3:51pm

We''re supposed to have a big windstorm tonight, so ask me again tomorrow.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 12, 2016 at 3:21pm

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Comment by Plinius on March 11, 2016 at 11:59pm

Watched the pics again, Loren, they're beautiful!

Comment by Plinius on March 11, 2016 at 11:58pm

Sorry about your step-mother, Ian. I hope she'll feel as comfortable as possible.

 

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