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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 k.h. ky on December 21, 2016 at 10:36pm
Daniel, Carl,
I'm proud of you both. The only time I've lost my temper and cursed someone it was a telemarketer. After six calls in less than 48hours, and me telling them politely each time I wasn't interested please don't call again, the seventh call I lost it. I screamed into the phone 'which f*****' part of don't call again do you not understand"? And I continued from there. They did not call again :-)
When it's business I'm much calmer and tell them I will report them to the BBB after I've spoken to their supervisor. Works every time.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:39pm

Just came across this video of the Christmas train display.  It shows it in action.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:38pm

Yes, Qiana, I did receive a check from them.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:04pm

Daniel, I don't blame you, especially when they require you to be home and then they're the no show.  Unbelievable!  

I'm not the cussing tirade sort of guy but I sure as shit was the morning a demolition contractor knocked a brick wall down onto my car from the garage they were tearing down next door.  I lashed out with both barrels.  He was the same contractor who remodeled my building, so I already had lots of (bad) history with him.  A very angry, pent-up genie was unleashed from me that morning.  This was before YouTube, but my rant certainly would have gone viral.  

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 7:58pm

QM, that's what Ning said too.  Interesting, now he says the other measuring tool was bad, and his laser tool showed it will work fine.  We contracted through Costco, I think they don't like if someone complains about their contractors.

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 7:28pm

Carl those are incredible!

A brief rant, then back to normal programming.  :-)  Our 55 year old garage door needed replacing, something I can't do.  We contracted with a big box store.  You have to stay home all day because they can't give exact time.  They cancelled the first day due to snow - not that bad but I said OK. They no showed the 2nd.  Today he show up at 5pm, did some measurements, says the track they brought wont fit.  I don't remember the last time I cussed someone out, maybe never.  I did this time, with about every cuss word I know,  told him they would be there in the am with the right track, regardless of whether they have to cancel someone else.  If it's not installed and working properly by end of morning tomorrow, I would file a complaint at the store, demand money back, and get someone else.  He's installing it in the dark now...  I don't know about the track being the wrong measurement... 

OK, end of rant.  Back to regularly scheduled festivities :-)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 6:22pm

Year 2016 seems to have had an overabundant amount of bad and tragic news.  Now, more than ever, it seems we need to take a deep breath and enjoy some of the simple and wonderful pleasures that are often overlooked.

Here's an article with lots of photos of what has become a yearly tradition at the Chicago Botanic Garden:  miniature trains running alongside landmark/iconic Chicago buildings made from all natural materials.   

Photos: Stunning Miniature Chicago Landmarks Shine At Botanic Garden

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 21, 2016 at 12:18pm

No problems here with AN freezing up.

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 11:57am

Today is the traditional Chinese Solstice Holiday, Dōngzhi I have a feeling there will be dumplings tonight.  Yum.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 10:38am

Greetings of the Solstice Season one and all!

Randy, I haven't had any problems with A|N freezing up.

 

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