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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 November 22, 2014 at 2:14pm

Patricia, great find! I like the shorter version and it says what the whole book says. Good summary. 

Now, let's throw the book out and build a life not based on superstitions. Seems like a great burden lifts from my shoulders. Life is short, it can be hard, there are things that can make it more meaningful and fun. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2014 at 2:08pm

Scalia reminds me of a short, fat, obnoxious sophomore boy in my highschool who wanted to be noticed. The methods he used were so dreadful, no one wanted him anywhere near them. He would join a table in the cafeteria and others would leave him all by himself. He had a way of intruding where he clearly was not wanted.

Scalia, the misfit, is the nicest thing I can say about that scoundrel. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2014 at 1:03pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2014 at 12:55pm

Ya, atheists come in all styles and so many of the really bright minds look like some leftover from an earlier degenerate era. The atheist men that dress like Sunday-go-to-meet'n church-men turn me off, too, until I read or listen to what they have to say. 

So much for pre-judgement. 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 22, 2014 at 7:50am

I'm glad that Penn Jillette is an atheist, but from his books and personal appearances, he comes off (to me) as an obnoxious jerk/blowhard. He's so abrasive and foul mouthed--not a good representitive of who we are (in my humble opinion).

Comment by Plinius on November 22, 2014 at 1:06am

Same for me Patricia - my family considered me a waste of space and my in-laws were always happy to see me. At least we went from a bad situation to something much better! We celebrated 37 years together last week!  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 21, 2014 at 1:10pm

One of my cats treats all carpet as scratching post. We have tons of scratching posts and pads, but carpet is convenient. Fiber balls shredded from the wool carpet in our living room end up all over.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2014 at 12:16pm

I looked up Corian and here is what I found! Oh my gosh! Another bit of evidence that science outperforms prayer. 

Corian images

Looking forward to photos, Mindy, and I know you are going to enjoy your new look. 

Comment by Plinius on November 21, 2014 at 9:52am

They're just teaching you not to have carpet, Mindy! I learnt part of the lesson; I haven't got carpet or wallpaper - but I still have duvets, so they throw up on the duvet cover. Perhaps I shouldn't have those?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 21, 2014 at 9:00am

But of course! Why would a cat ever throw up on a surface that's easy to clean?

 

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