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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 Plinius on December 16, 2015 at 11:08pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2015 at 2:32am

Chris, oh good, I was looking at the correct bldg! A lovely spot in a beautiful city. I like the architecture. Everything looks so green.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2015 at 2:29am

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2015 at 2:27am

Ian, I Google Earthed  Odder, Denmark. It looks like a ring fort on the east side of town. Is that correct? What is the history of your part of the world? What types of work supports Odder? 

 

Comment by k.h. ky on December 15, 2015 at 11:28pm
Chris I like this a lot. It reminds me of the neighborhood l was raised in in the Chicago area as a young child. I liked it. We were in walking distance of anything we needed. Movie theatre, five blocks down take a right! City park, restaurant, grocery, clothing you name it! I didn't want to move to the country and have never really liked it. That's not true. I enjoy it very much in the spring and summer : )
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 15, 2015 at 7:52am

Good luck, Randy. I just got reamed at both ends, and Friday I get to have a wisdom tooth chopped out.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 15, 2015 at 7:37am

In a few minutes I visit my doctor for my annual physical. I don't expect anything unusual, but you never know. My blood tests were good. He'll ask if I've had my flu shot, and I'll say NEVER. Then we'll argue about its effectiveness. He may think my cholesterol is too high (266), but my HDL is 88, so the ratio is within recommended limits. We'll see.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 14, 2015 at 10:23am

That looks like a good place to live, Chris. And the other pictures show a clean and neat town. Gin and ships: sort of what one might expect of the Netherlands.

I've tried to find my road on Google street view but it's too unimportant to be included. I will have to take a pic at some point. I've also looked for Odder, Denmark via Google images but most show the nearby coast and surrounding villages rather than the town itself.

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.

 

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