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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 Brent Feeney on April 8, 2014 at 11:03am

Thanks Flying. =)  It's been a rough year-plus, no doubt. I'm glad my sister thought enough to ask me to help out with mom. It can be a bit of a strain at times, with the shuttling back-and-forth and what not, but I'm still glad to lend her a hand.

I have NO idea what that guy was so upset about either. I asked him why he objected to David's stuff and the plugging of his radio show, but he never answered AFAIK. Oh well...

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2014 at 10:59am

I also avoid confrontation most of the time.

Comment by Brent Feeney on April 8, 2014 at 10:50am

Same here Spud. From what I can tell, based on the remarks I remember him leaving that aren't there anymore, I'm guessing he's gone (hopefully banned). Should have stood up to him, but I guess I wasn't looking for an all-in brawl with a troll.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2014 at 9:59am

Patricia, I like your lumbarghini.  Cool vehicle.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2014 at 9:56am

Loren, I would have loved being at that get together with you and the other atheists.  

I wouldn't want an autograph or even a handshake (I'm a slight germaphobe), but I would very much like a picture with you and some others, especially Richard Dawkins.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2014 at 9:50am

Brent, it's too bad that you had to leave because of a bully.  I hope he's gone for good.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 8, 2014 at 9:49am

For those of you who are interested, I've posted my impressions of The Unbelievers in my blog.  There may be more regarding the book signing, which left its own impressions and which I think want some commentary.

I WILL get there eventually!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2014 at 9:48am

Patricia, what a sad childhood.  I don't know what to say, so I'll just say I second what Joan has said.

I think it would do me good to work at being humorous like you do.

Comment by Pat on April 8, 2014 at 7:15am

Outstanding Loren! Can't wait to read the review.

Comment by Plinius on April 8, 2014 at 7:05am

Welcome back Ian, and thanks for the pictures, I like them very much.

" many need help just to survive their families"

Very true, but the stories are told and shared here: we're in good company!

 

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