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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 January 3, 2014 at 1:51am

I slept through the parade, but I wish I'd seen this float and heard the applause!

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-wedding-rose-parade...

1660766_rose_parade_BRV

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2014 at 1:01am

Beautiful cats, Chris, and such interesting patterns. I wonder if there are DNA tests going on to track the evolution of feline families? 

Comment by Plinius on January 3, 2014 at 12:48am

Journey is a beauty! As far as I know, she has a tabby-pattern that has a strong relation to wildcats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2014 at 11:54pm

The photo is Journey on top of the kids easel in the family room. She climbs walls, curtain, cupboards, and has killed the pet rat, gerbil, and hamster.  We secured the pets in cages and thought all was well, however Journey figured out ways to get into the cages and do her dastardly deeds. 

I don't think they will get anything smaller than a goat next time. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2014 at 11:49pm

There was a little mouse leaving its black specks from kitchen to bathroom and seemed to like the room I slept in at Laura's. I could hear him/her climbing around on the inner springs. The dogs and cats knew there was something that smelled good, but they couldn't catch it. 

We brought in super mouser, Journey, and the only thing she caught was eating my nose, ear, hair, toes, eyebrows and biting my body through the blankets. She is very young and very physically active. I suppose I got some sleep the two nights we had her in for the big hunt, but not very much. So we returned her to her home at my grand-daughter's where she does a tremendous job with mice, moles and crickets. 

Her markings are quite remarkable, very similar to Bengal cat breeds. As far as we know, she is a farm cat from farm cats. 

Here are some Bengal cat markings: 

Bengal Marbled cat patterns

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 2, 2014 at 10:46pm

We looked at four Mummers Fancy Brigades and deleted the rest, too boring. Hercules is getting to us in Phila now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 2, 2014 at 11:09am

Slightly disturbing but quite funny Mindy!

Comment by Steph S. on January 2, 2014 at 5:54am

Comment by sk8eycat on January 1, 2014 at 10:32pm

Hippo Gnu Ears ebry-buddies!

Did anyone watch the Rose Parade?  I slept till 11:30 AM.  It was noisy around here last night for hours...sounded like a war zone.  Whatever happened to churches ringing their bells at midnight?  They ought to do something useful once in a while.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2014 at 4:58pm

Carl, happy to learn you feel better and rested. 

2014! a great sound rolling off the tongue! Changes ahead will keep us up on our toes. There will no boring days ahead. 

 

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