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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 October 28, 2014 at 2:30am

Felaine, I couldn't find your image either and found it through your recommendation "Cats, Books, life is good". Looks like it would be just what I would like to have for my winter-long book reading. I love that cat. 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 28, 2014 at 12:04am

Ian, Try Google Images,,,,"Cats, Books, life is good" by Edward Gorey.  That's where I found it....besides in my closet.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2014 at 11:45pm

Xmas, dear Xmas. Yes, a veritable barrage on the senses by  commercial enterprises. I'm usually tired of it by mid November. Nice seasonal pics too, Carl.

The "belief" images are very good, short and to the point. Thanks.

For some reason, I can't see Felaine's T-shirt.

It's been a slightly longer weekend here in Europe as the clocks are turned back an hour. That's a bit of a pain in the bum if, like me, you're working that night. Some of the old people I look after can't cope with the change and get very restless at 6 a.m., right at the end of the shift. Oh well, it's only once a year although I've never understood why it happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2014 at 4:19pm

On the other hand, there is December 21 or 22 to celebrate the shortest day of the year, the beginning of the lengthening of the day. Some call it the beginning of winter, others call it the mid-winter day. Whatever, I like the thought of more daylight each and every day until June 20-22.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 4:10pm

I love that one, Mindy!

I have been saying for decades that, "I respect your right to believe what you want (or what makes you feel good), but I don't have to respect WHAT you believe."

I also tell buybull thumpers that I read fantasy fiction for entertainment, but I never, ever believe it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2014 at 3:44pm

HOORAY! I was able to retrieve your comment of an hour ago, Mindy. The one, "You have the right to believe whatever you want!" Surely glad I didn't miss this one. 

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2014 at 12:07pm

Thanks Randall! Some things are really too difficult for me.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 27, 2014 at 10:23am

Maybe it should be "HalloThanksMasBowl"  As millions of football worshipers gather in large numbers on Jan 1st.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 27, 2014 at 7:41am
Chris, "youth in Asia" (in crank mail) was what the writer thought was euthanasia!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 27, 2014 at 7:06am

>Why do I feel like Xmas is assaulting me?! Carl, you're so right. Actually, anyone who claims there's a war on Christmas is waging a war on brain cells.

 

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