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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 Ian Mason on June 16, 2015 at 12:31pm

Yes, Carl, election soon. The polls say that things are about 50/50 as to which side wins, so the 'Atlantic Seats' may actually decide who gets to govern. The party that's predicted to make the biggest gain in Denmark is the Nationalist 'Peoples' Party' although most of the others are also using slogans about being tough on foreigners. There's been a nasty tone in the whole debate.

John Dowland: Melancholy was the fashionable mood in the late Tudor period so he didn't write up-tempo songs.

A documentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9BI_nRbeq4

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 11:09am

Bernie hits all the right notes about economic and social conditions. I don't like his stand on Israel. I will vote for Bernie because of his stand on socialism ... I think he would work to implement a social democracy. He would have little success with the present congress. If someone appears who has those values and does support the rights of both Israel and Palestine to have sovereignty over their lives, then I will reconsider. I do not support a one state solution because I don't think it would ever work. Zionists are just as brutal as Palestinians and I do not see peace coming from that option. 

None of the present candidates for POTUS will get my vote, especially with the Supreme Court judges that might be replaced. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2015 at 7:44am

Carl, that is sooo funny!! And Golden nods right on the beat!

I'll have to look up Simeon ten Holt. Hope you're doing well.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 9:21am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 8:48am

Chris, I just finished listening to the video of piano music by Simeon ten Holt.  It was great background music while I sipped coffee and read the morning news. 

Ian, I see you have a close election coming up between conservatives and the ruling Social Democrats.  Reuters news.  I didn't realize Greenland (and the Faroe Islands) had representation in your Parliament. 

Yes, Randy, Jeb Bush is crazy boring.  All the other Republican candidates are just plain crazy.  And even more may still throw their hat in the ring.  Still waiting to hear from Jindal and Trump.  LOL

Comment by Randall Smith on June 15, 2015 at 7:28am

I'm already tired of hearing Bernie's tirade, but I suppose he must keep pounding away until everybody gets his message. And is it just me, or is Jeb Bush the most boring person on earth? Yawn. It's going to be a long year and a half.

Comment by Plinius on June 15, 2015 at 1:24am

I can't suggest a Dowland song for you Joan, I think they don't match your mood.

Comment by Plinius on June 15, 2015 at 1:19am

I thought I'd seen that dog in Naples, Ian! The mosaics were fantastic!

Joan, I grew up with baroque music - Bach in church - like many people, but I discovered so many other styles. When vinyl was sold for the price of old paper, we made a collection of music that was new to us, from everywhere, old and new, and it still delights us. This is one of my favorites: minimal music by Simeon ten Holt.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDCsOL2vBJc

Comment by sk8eycat on June 14, 2015 at 10:59pm

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/04/29/5-faith-facts-bernie-sanders...

5 faith facts about Bernie Sanders: Unabashedly irreligious

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 14, 2015 at 10:37pm

From Ed: 

 

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