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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 43 seconds ago. 3 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 Plinius on December 14, 2015 at 2:07am

You won't find my roof garden, Joan, it's on the 3rd floor hidden behind the wall. My apartment on the 3rd and 4th floor.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2015 at 12:40am

Ruth, your temperatures just astound me. Our bitter cold weather that killed many of my greenhouse plants has turned to rain and mostly above freezing, night and day. Crazy weather.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2015 at 12:31am

I went to Google Earth and looked for a converted bank building with a general shape I knew your building to be. I looked for a roof garden and found none. Your beautiful city has so many lovely scenes, especially knowing it was or is industrial. It doesn't have that "industrial" appearance. Lovely parks, canals, buildings, all present a fine place to live.

Comment by Plinius on December 14, 2015 at 12:05am

What would you like to know Ian? I live in the old centre, in a converted old bank building. I like the mix of old and new buildings. There are some seven old mills here, and the other buildings connected with the gin industry, distilleries and pubs - draws a lot of tourists. It's nice to go out and see groups of them with admiring faces - (Waaa! an old woman just left a historical building with a shopping cart!) Three km. away the harbour industry - ships repair etc. Very busy there, and dangerous - the trauma heli flies over quite often.

Your turn to tell a bit about your surroundings - and you can pick the next one for a story!  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 13, 2015 at 10:36pm

Good night, All. It was 71 degrees F here today, 56 now at 11:30PM. Those roses are still hanging on at the gym though they look a bit bedraggled. Lots of fluffy dandelion heads in the grass from recent blossoms. For me this December is unprecedented. It was strange to see a neighbor mowing his lawn, with Xian decorations at the same time.

Schiedam looks interesting, with canals and modern high rises too.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 13, 2015 at 12:59pm

Schiedam looks like a nice town. A combination of old picturesque and modern. What's it like living there? I seem to remember you mentioning industry, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on December 13, 2015 at 11:45am

Thanks Joan! 

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2015 at 7:46am

A friend sent me this card last week. The message inside the card was nothing special.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2015 at 7:44am

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2015 at 1:19am

While looking around in Atheist Nexus I looked up photos of towns were our members live, Quite by accident I found this treasure:

Schiedam, Netherlands

Chris, what a lovely town!

 

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