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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 Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 9:50pm
TFA, yes indeed. A lovely canopy of tress surrounds my home and one can watch them moving from tree to tree, without catching a glimpse of them. Then, all of a sudden, they burst into my yard and start their attempts to the bird feed. I have a special place for squirrels to eat, but they prefer the bird food site.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 30, 2013 at 9:46pm

Joan, aren't squirrels fun to watch?  Especially when in pairs or small groups.  They can be so playful as they chase each other around.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 9:41pm

Steph, that temperature would leave me wilted like day old lettuce left on a cupboard. Hope you have an air conditioner and/or a fan. I heard an announcement to start drinking lots of water. I drink 32 oz. a day minimum to keep my organs cleared out from all the chemo. I have a four hour chemo on Tuesday this week, so I will be able to sit under the fan as our temperatures begin to rise outside. Yesterday was supposed to start the heat spell that everyone else seems to be having, however, it was a cold, rainy, windy day. The cold chased me in.

Notched Tail Squirrel  joined No Tail Squirrel today and they tried to get on the bird feeder together. Quite a comedy.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 30, 2013 at 9:20pm

My goodness, Felaine!  Please don't use up all your nine lives! 

I have to say that I don't agree with your choice to decline having your wound stitched up.  Last year or so I cut my scalp on the corner of a cabinet door.  It was VERY small but bled like the dickens.  I had to have one temporary staple put in, and no shaving was required.  The skin on your scalp is very taut and tight, and without some aid in closing up the wound it won't heal properly and could fester into an infection. 

Just my 2-cents because I care. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 9:03pm

Felaine, what an awful experience! I know what you mean by scalp wounds bleeding a lot. It must have been quite a sight for your sister. My Dad lived with me the last seven years of his life and he often fell or slipped to the floor or couldn't get off the toilet. I had to call 911 to get help to pick him up. He was never hurt, except one time his head hit the wall corner and blood spurted from ceiling to floor and all around. He went by ambulance to the hospital and it was a tiny little cut that only needed a few stitches. No concussion or anything like that.

I do hope you recover quickly and get a shower door that does not break. I assume such a thing can be found.  Did they put a butterfly bandage on the wound? 

Comment by Ian Mason on June 30, 2013 at 9:01pm

Ouch! Glad to hear you're O.K. Felaine. Dangerous places, bathrooms.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2013 at 8:36pm

Joan, just wanted to let you know I almost joined your "Naked Scalp Club" accidentally this afternoon.  (PLEASE laugh at this!) I slipped on a drop of water on the bathroom floor and (as usual) landed on my head.  This time I broke the glass shower door, and there was blood everywhere.  (Scalp wounds do that).  Again, my sister went into panic mode and dialed 911 before I could stop her.  I think the Burbank EMTs are getting tired of me.

Anyroad, they wanted to shave the spot around the cut and stitch me up.  I refused to let them do it.  It isn't really that bad a cut, just messy.  It's fine now, but I'm going to have to be very careful washing my thin, fine hair for a while.

The best thing is that three years ago I bought a wonderful set of thick DARK RED bath towels.  LOL!!!

Now I have a pile of laundry to do.  And try to shop for a new shower door.

Love,

Clumsy Felaine

Comment by Steph S. on June 30, 2013 at 10:06am

Hi everyone.

It got up to 108 here yesterday. It set a record high.

I have been reading and studying - coming to the Nexus when I can. Summer classes are really fast and lots of material to cover in a short amount of time. Trying to keep up with it all.

I hope everyone is doing well.

July 4th is just around the corner.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 30, 2013 at 9:33am

Great pictures, Loren. Thanks.

Chris, I enjoyed hearing about your cats and coffee morning. I woke up at 9AM with back pain. It's a little better now, and I'm "medicating" with hot green tea.

My tea looks more brownish, not intense green. But I brew it strong.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 30, 2013 at 7:24am

Here we go ... a couple of goodies to start your week with:


and:


Enjoy!

 

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