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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 sk8eycat on March 14, 2014 at 12:15pm

PS: My sister bought 2 (small 5") "no sugar added" pies for today...one apple,and one cherry.  Vons/Safeway is actually having a "Pi Day" sale!  I'm always amazed when Marketing people actually do something clever instead of the same-old same-old.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 14, 2014 at 12:11pm

I LOVE crossword puzzles!  When I worked a few years in an advertising office in downtown Los Angeles, there was always a mad rush when our copy of the Sunday NY Times arrived.  We Xeroxed the crossword, and then everybody spent their lunch hour doing the puzzle.  I have found several sites that offer free printable puzzles, but I've never found the Sunday NY Times one. Anyroad, it requires larger paper than my printer can use (IF you want to be able to  read the clues.)  But it's always been the best, and hardest, puzzle published in the US.

British-style Cryptic Crosswords can fry your brain, but they're fun...even if you only get a few words right.

http://www.poinscrosswords.com/

Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2014 at 10:59am

But shrinking starts early! I know, because I wanted to be tall and I kept track of my height.

I was 1.62 m. when I was 18, but only five years later I was back below 1.60 m. Now at 60 I'm 1.57 m.

And now how to convert that to inches... 61 inches, but I can't find the feet.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2014 at 9:40am
Mindy, I think I've shrunk in height also. For years and years, ever since 8th grade, my height was measured at exactly 6 feet. Several years ago I had a work-related physical and they measured me at 5'10". I was really surprised. Then my own doctor confirmed that measurement as well. It seems very strange, since I'm only approaching my 50th birthday this year.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2014 at 8:56am
I'm sorry, Randall, but changing the subject away from cats is not acceptable. But we'll make an exception for you this one time since you offered some good advice about crossword puzzles.
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2014 at 8:34am

As Loren reminded us, Happy Pi Day, everyone! (3/14)

instructables.com has a cute pirate pie rat (pi rat) pie:

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2014 at 7:35am

Not to change the subject (from cats), but does anyone work crosswords? I kept up my newspaper subscription for the daily, but cancelled when I discovered a good crossword--free, I might add--over the internet. For my intellect, it's the perfect difficulty. FreeDailyCrosswords.com. Printers ink is cheaper than a newspaper. I work on a puzzle while eating meals. Not only does it sharpen my mind, but it slows me down. Double win.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 11:34pm

"Tortoise Shell" I like the sound of that. 

Carl, love you cat who gives baths. Nice way to earn one's keep. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 13, 2014 at 11:21pm
Joan, I'm glad you liked the comic.  See!!  You DO have a sense of humor!  :)
Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 6:45pm

Patricia, they're both beautiful.

We've had torties, and orange cats, and right now I have Pumpkin (or he owns me), and Fred, the Tar Baby, who has adopted my sister.

They are both silly, in their own ways.

 

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