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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo 13 hours ago. 0 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 Ian Mason on April 3, 2017 at 2:34pm

I will post photos of Athens. I also hope to make the trip to Delphi.

Thank you all for your kind words. It was a very happy day for all. My daughter and son-in-law:

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 3, 2017 at 12:55pm

Congratulations, Ian! (And to your daughter and your new in-law!)

Comment by Plinius on April 3, 2017 at 12:21pm

Congrats, Ian! You both look great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2017 at 12:13pm

Ian, I love the photo of you with your daughter on her wedding day; you both look so happy and proud. I send happy thoughts to you and your family. 
I have pleasant memories of Athens and Greek food, especially baklava and the beautiful colors of the homes.

Please send some photos of your adventure. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 11:47am

Congrats, Ian, and enjoy your trip to Greece.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 3, 2017 at 11:34am

Hello all. Been away for a weekend. My daughter got married on Saturday. A church service, which was their choice but Anglican which hardly counts. Now I'm off to Athens, Greece for a few days with ruins and baklava.

Yours truly and bride.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 3, 2017 at 8:32am
Again, I screamed when I heard the women's basketball coach thank god for winning the game and tournament. Same old irrationality. Was god against all the other teams, in the case of men, 65 others? The same goes for pointing to the "heavens" after scoring or for whatever reason. It just drives me crazy.
Comment by Chris on March 29, 2017 at 7:46pm

After my vacectomy because the cauterization didn't work well I bled and my scrotum swelled up about the size of two tangerines. I layed in bed with ice packs on them for a couple of days untill the blood was absorbed into my body.

Playing basketball, or painting a porch isn't a good idea after having this surgery.

Comment by k.h. ky on March 29, 2017 at 3:13pm
Good one Bertold. And about the way some people think.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 29, 2017 at 11:35am

 

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