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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 Thomas Murray on March 12, 2017 at 2:15pm

Plinius,

What does 'todo' mean? I've already checked on line but the definitions offered are vague.

Comment by Plinius on March 12, 2017 at 5:57am

What a todo! The Turkish and the Dutch government bitching at each other and Geert Wilders - our own little trump clone - adding fuel to the fire. Mind - we'll have elections on Wednesday and I hate to think how that will work out. I fear a shift to the right..

Comment by Chris on March 11, 2017 at 4:42pm

I was a census enumerator one cycle. People aren't chosen at random to receive a knock at the door from census enumerators. Enumerators only show up when a household doesn't fill out the census forms.

Perhaps the person at your door was a poll taker rather than a census taker. The census is taken to determine the number of legislators in the House of Representatives. The Census doesn't ask questions about consumer spending.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 11, 2017 at 10:17am

Randal,

Did you have a choice to answer them or not? Supposed if you  had refused?

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 11, 2017 at 9:52am

Randy, who was taking the census?  The federal census is not for another 3 years.

The last federal census I completed on line, but a person came by a while after that and wanted to ask me some of the same questions, even after I told them I had completed it online.  I think I complied because she had identification, but if it happens again, I'll say no.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 11, 2017 at 7:13am

Yesterday, I heard a knock on the door and saw who I first thought was a dreaded J.W. But no, she was a census taker. I'd been forwarned last month about being interegated, chosen randomly.

The questions asked were bizarre. The theme of the census was my spending habits, basically. "Since Dec. 1st have you bought any clothing", for example (I bought socks the day before!). Furniture, car, TV (yes), etc. Did I go on any trips? Where? How much did you spend on lodging, gas, food, entertainment? Property taxes, utility bills, house payment--no page went unturned. I almost felt violated. But, I complied. The interview took about 30 minutes, and I was glad when it was over. Whew!

Comment by Chris on March 10, 2017 at 11:18pm

Do conservatives believe babies are chattle for economic growth?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 10, 2017 at 5:30pm

I thought it was quite good too.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 10, 2017 at 10:06am

BB,

The woman is funny and clever!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 9, 2017 at 7:10am
Wonderful stuff below!! Thanks, all, for sharing.
 

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