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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 Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:19pm

A hat tip to Cleveland! 

Seven-pound, 14-ounce Hazel Grace was born at 10:11 a.m. on 12/13/1...

Are you celebrating Loren? 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 15, 2014 at 5:32am

Joan, the cheapest travel to Copenhagen from here is by bus, which takes the ferry from Aarhus to Kalundborg and then by road to the city. It's not much slower than a direct train. I will be going in late Feb. as I have a ticket to see Kraftwerk there.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-G28iyPtz0

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2014 at 12:39am

I agree; sturdy boots are as good or better than spike heels.  Certainly more comfortable!

Once another shopper hit my (badly scarred) Achilles tendons with his cart from behind me.  There was nothing I could do about it but scream as loud as I could.  So I did.  The sumbi^ch didn't even stop, or say "I'm sorry."  And the store wasn't even crowded.

Comment by Plinius on December 15, 2014 at 12:06am

That praying girl makes me look into my own past, Joan. Disgusting what they do to four year olds!

And no, I can't wear high heels, but I wore sturdy boots, garanteed to make an impression.

Monday morning here: have a good week!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2014 at 12:05am

Every once in a while I get a craving for something greasy and salty.  FRESH-fried chicharones fill the bill nicely.  We used to buy them from street vendors who waited outside the Arena Mexico at night after the show.

There were also tamale vendors, with fresh-steamed tamales and their cries were distinctive; "Ta-mallllEEEEEES!"  We were warned not to eat them, but on a Saturday night, after doing 3 shows, they were irresistible.  As far as I know, nobody got the "touristas" from them.  (Anyone who ate a sno-cone sold inside the Arena was another matter....and those were supposed to be made from frozen purified water,)

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2014 at 9:46pm

I haven't had good pork crackling in years! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2014 at 9:42pm
Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2014 at 8:58pm

Patricia: Fresh-fried CHICHARONES!  YUM!  (In small doses...)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2014 at 8:54pm

Is the Smithsonian taxpayer-supported gov't property?  If it is, the USAF is out of line.  Again.

USAF band & choir 
"Let Earth receive her KING?"  Oh, really?  There's another yideo of the group playing the "Greensleeves" melody, but the choir is singing, "What Child is This?"  (Same tune)"What future human sacrifice is this," is more like it.
Sk8ey cat is haired up and hissing.
Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2014 at 8:08pm

Chris:  I'm laughing that you stepped on that "pushy" woman's feet; were you wearing high heels?  (LOL!)  I would have done the same, but I don't wear heels anymore...I just look at photos of them and imagine bones going *crunch!*

Mindy and Patricia: Isn't it absurd that the buybull's imaginary boss made it possible to pass hereditary conditions on to our offspring, and then punishes us for not begging him.her/it to "cure" them? My dad's alcoholism and diabetes were two of the MANY reasons I decided not to have children at all.

I am reading my Robert Ingersoll collection again, especially the parts where he wrote/talked about Jeebus' absurd "miracles."  Imagine a "holy" man curing another man's blindness with spit.  How hygienic!

I really want to ask a minister about JC casting devils into a herd of swine (that then went berserk and drowned themselves), since the OT forbids eating or touching any pig products, where did that Middle Eastern "herd" come from?  Why was someone raising them if he couldn't sell them to anyone?

HOORAY for ham, bacon, and stuffed pork chops!

 

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