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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Pat on December 26, 2013 at 10:57am

Excellent pic, Melinda!

Loren, I think Godot will show up first.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2013 at 10:47am

Excellent, Melinda!

Does it occur to anyone else here as it does to me that waiting for Jebus is rather like Waiting for Godot?

Comment by Ian Mason on December 26, 2013 at 10:40am

What a lovely day, Joan. Hope you've woken refreshed and ready for a new day.

A new Xtian slimming plan, Mindy?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 26, 2013 at 1:50am

I'm off to sleep after a lovely day with part of my family present and all held warmly in my thoughts. I am at Laura and Larry's home in the forest of Pend Oreille County, My winter solstice celebration was on Dec. 21 and our big Yule log burn will be on Sat. Dec 28. Very little snow this year, so far. 

As I come to the end of my day, thoughts of my virtual friends from many different places, on Atheist Nexus bring me pleasures and gratitude that I have you as trusted participants in this adventure of living.

Eric Idle / Brian Cox - The Galaxy Song / Wonders of Life trailer 2013

  

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 6:55pm

Generic Greeting Card

Laissez les Bons Temps Roulez!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 6:16pm

I dunno, but I have read that a woman can get pregnant just "fooling around" without actual penetration.

They may not have had turkey basters 2000 years ago...not even turkeys till Europeans invaded North America...just Turks.  Heh!  But Egyptian and Greek physicians knew how to use different types of hollow reeds to inject liquids into various bodily orifices.

I have also read speculations that Julius Caesar's "seizures" were caused by hypoglycemia, not epilepsy. He had an Egyptian doctor who traveled with him...after his affair with Cleopatra began....to make him eat the right foods, and drink fruit juice twice a day.  Caesar was not much interested in food, and would work for hours without eating....till he collapsed. The doctor would slip a reed down Caesar's esophagus, and dribble diluted honey or something down the reed till he regained consciousness.

The so-called "ancients" knew a lot more than we give them credit for.  After the Roman Catholic church took over the western world, a great deal of that knowledge was lost, or forbidden as "heathen."

(What IS that bumper sticker that says something about "Once religion ruled the world; it was called 'The Dark Ages.' "  Did I get it right?)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 4:14pm

When I'm arguing that Jesus was/is a myth, I often compare him to William Tell.  You'd be surprised at how many people don't know that WT is fictional.  I sometimes toss in Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill, too....

About Divergent Mary...maybe the Holey Ghost used a turkey baster???? 

Comment by Plinius on December 25, 2013 at 12:40pm

I compared their god to Little Red Ridinghood once. Was a rather nice way to end a ´friendship´.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:38am

Sorry to hear about your electricity problem sk8eycat. I'm glad yo got it back on.

Funniest Virgin Mary ever, Flying Atheist. I read recently that 1% of US pregnancies are claimed by the mother to be virgin births.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:34am

Good one, booklover!!!!!

 

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