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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 Randall Smith on January 18, 2017 at 8:15am

Reporting in after two glorious, sun-drenched weeks in Florida's panhandle. They call it the "forgotten coast", but there seemed to be lots of cars on the roads. Beaches are virtually bare of people (not bare people). All in all, a nice getaway, but it's good to be home. Lots of catching up to do.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 17, 2017 at 9:06pm

That't thinking ahead, Joan. The Norwegians seem to be good at that. They've also put a lot of the income from North sea oil aside for a rainy day.

Comment by Gary S on January 17, 2017 at 8:36pm

I really enjoy that picture Bertold. :)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 17, 2017 at 5:24pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 16, 2017 at 5:31pm
Comment by k.h. ky on January 16, 2017 at 1:01pm
Several years ago we had hundreds of butterflies. They were coming to the compost heap for the watermelon scraps. My daughter had an abundance of watermelon that year. So many that I was bringing them here and breaking them open on the ground. The butterflies had a feast and stayed around for weeks. It was truly amazing.
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 16, 2017 at 11:36am

Bertold, I love icicles. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 16, 2017 at 11:35am

Daniel, beautiful snowy view outside your window.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 16, 2017 at 11:18am

Oops!  I meant Bertold's picture.  Wonderful landscape. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 16, 2017 at 11:16am

Joan and Daniel, what beautiful posts.  I love butterflies.  I feel so sad.  When I was a kid there seemed to be butterflies everywhere during the summer.  Now I hardly see them.  I was fortunate to have a mother that always had a flower garden and birdfeeder and birdbath in the back yard.  

 

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