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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 February 2, 2015 at 1:13pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7f14NkOyU

something to ease the waiting?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 2, 2015 at 12:13pm

We got blasted with snow here in Chicago.  The final tally is 19 inches (48 cm).  Schools are closed and lots of people staying home from work today.  I was scheduled for a doctor appointment at 9:45 this morning but I had to cancel.  My sister was going to pick me up and drive me there but many of the streets are still not drivable.  In my condition, I don't have the strength to navigate on foot through all this snow and take two buses and a train to get there.  I get out of breath just walking around my apartment.

I'm expecting a decision this week from the kidney transplant team concerning my surgery.  I have a feeling that they will want me to have heart surgery first before having a kidney transplant.  Ugh......the waiting. 

Comment by Plinius on February 2, 2015 at 10:45am

Better stay indoors! Your snowstorm is even in our news.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 2, 2015 at 9:54am

I didn't know what TMI meant either, and will probably forget again.  I've started trying to remember to write-out most chatinese instead of using the abbreviations because I often don't know what people are talking about and don't want people wondering what I'm talking about.

I'm sure they often do anyway, because I'm not a good writer.  By the way, I didn't know what chatinese meant until you peeps started using it and I got the definition by the context.

I stopped taking all of the drugs my urologist gave me because my symptoms were worse while taking drugs, even though my PSA readings were lowered dramatically.  

For that reason, I was interested in the talk about saw palmetto.  I looked it up on Wikipedia and they said study results are mixed, but most show that it's no better than a placebo.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 2, 2015 at 8:31am

I just thought TMI was like LOL and OMG. As little "chatinese" as I know and speak, I DO know those!

"Candlemas Day, Candlemas Day! Half the wood and half the hay." Maud Silverthorn, 1890-1974 (my grandmother).                  Yes, today, Feb. 2 is not only Groundhog Day, but Candlemas Day. Really.  And if my grandmother's poem is true, I'm in trouble, because I have less than half my wood left to last me the winter through!

Comment by kathy: ky on February 1, 2015 at 6:22pm
Lol
Comment by kathy: ky on February 1, 2015 at 4:24pm
. Mindy, that's one of my favorites.

Patricia, TMI is to much information. I didn't know if you were asking that or asking Spud if you were giving him TMI.
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2015 at 11:50am

Excellent fact picture Mindy.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 1, 2015 at 7:38am

I've taken saw palmetto for about 6 months to shrink an enlarged prostate. I'm not sure if it's working or not. At least my PSA readings are extremely low. I usually get up once a night to pee. Is this TMI?!!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 1, 2015 at 12:47am

Good ones, Bertold and Patricia.

Randall, I've heard about the over-treating of prostate cancer so I wouldn't take the plunge without serious consideration if the problem is cancerous. The doctors seem to think that's unlikely though: just normal enlargement, it seems. My Dad had the usual operation when he was in his 60s and it took him between 15 and 30 minutes to P and he was delighted with the results. I haven't reached that stage yet.

 

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