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The Masked Arab ex-Muslim Apostate

Started Dec 15, 2016 0 Replies

This is just an FYI post.I am not well informed about Islam, or the Qur'an. It's too obscure for me, and I get confused by the claim that you have to read the Qur'an in Arabic, to get the true…Continue

A capella science

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Dec 16, 2016. 2 Replies

I decided to put this here. It's music, with a science 'backbone'. It's from the YouTube Channel acapellascienceThere's quite a…Continue

The Atheist Census

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Kz Dec 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Have you joined the Atheist Census? Go to:- Numbers matter. Be Counted. The Atheist Census is a project of Atheist Alliance…Continue

Hello from Gila Guerilla

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gila Guerilla Sep 28, 2009. 12 Replies

Hi to you all.I am a long time non-theist, (atheist). I am also a member of: Freethought and Rationalism; Reason Project; Richard Dawkins net; Sam Harris org; and Talk Rational. BTW my user name is…Continue

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Gila Guerilla replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion I Wasn’t Born An Atheist. I Was Born A None. I Came to Atheism and The Journey Took Too Long.
"Just a post script . . . Tom, you say that you were born a "None". A newborn is no more capable of declaring themselves a NONE, than they are of declaring themselves to be an ATHEIST. In both instances, some learning is required, (along…"
Oct 9
Gila Guerilla replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion I Wasn’t Born An Atheist. I Was Born A None. I Came to Atheism and The Journey Took Too Long.
"{ Gila, you seem unwilling to say a newborn doesn’t know, or has no knowledge. I don’t see the world as a binary place. There is a gray scale. } In reply to the above, Tom, that is exactly what I am saying. A newborn has no knowledge,…"
Oct 8
Gila Guerilla replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion I Wasn’t Born An Atheist. I Was Born A None. I Came to Atheism and The Journey Took Too Long.
"It's as simple as this: Either you believe in a god or you don't. In my definition, if you don't believe in any gods, you are an atheist. If you DO believe that a god or gods exist, you are a THEIST. It requires some learning and a…"
Jul 22
Gila Guerilla replied to Chris Dandy's discussion If Atheism was a recipe...
"It's like answering the question: "If putting a meal together was a recipe or set of instructions, you put together, how d'you think it would go?" In that case I'd need to know exactly which meal was concerned. Otherwise…"
Apr 4
Gila Guerilla replied to Chris Dandy's discussion If Atheism was a recipe...
"The spelling nazi in me has noticed your use of the word "athiesm". Now that must be derived from the word athiest. Athiest must mean the most athie, as in: "athie, athier, athiest". I'll stick to my atheism. By the way,…"
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Gila Guerilla replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Has atheism become part of your identity?
"Sure, atheism is part of my identity. I think it is important, what I don't believe, because I want to oppose theists who might like to impose their views on all of society. By that, I mean that I don't want to have laws which are…"
Jan 20
Gila Guerilla replied to Rob206's discussion Recommended reading
"I suggest: "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds", a book by Daniel Dennett, available here…"
Aug 23, 2017
Gila Guerilla replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Statistics show that there are far fewer atheist in prison than theist, True, but totally wrong!
"Compelledunbeliever: "I believe there may be far more actual atheist in prison than outside per capata"; (sic). And that is just another statistic, one based on personal experience, and anecdotal form yourself. So the major lesson I…"
Jan 6, 2017
tom sarbeck replied to Gila Guerilla's discussion A capella science
"Thanx, Gila, and a happy xmas to you. This life member of the National Committee for Science Education (NCSE.COM) greatly enjoyed the clip."
Dec 16, 2016
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Gila Guerilla replied to Mark Arellius's discussion A Nasty Group of Atheists, Today?
"Atheists are just people who don't believe in any gods. After that category we are a heterogeneous bunch, with no claim to goodness in general, (nor badness in general, as some theists think)."
Apr 29, 2015
Gila Guerilla replied to David Seidman's discussion New atheist book
"I hear you, bub. Well done. GG."
Apr 8, 2015
Gila Guerilla replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Why God makes more sense than atheism according to Deepak Chopra
"Chopra uses the term consciousness with liberal abandon. He doesn't seem to pin down exactly what it is. It is some vague and mystical concept. But science is making early inroads into understanding consciousness, and the mind and freewill, as…"
Dec 19, 2014

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At 8:44pm on April 29, 2010, Gila Guerilla said…
I have lived in England, Germany (BFO), Hong Kong (BFO), Zimbabwe, Zambia and Australia. In those countries I have noted, guerilla spelled with a single 'r'.

I figure a good source to see if guerilla is "acceptable" spelling, would be the London Times newspaper:-

I also looked up the word's etymology, at Word Origins:-


Word History

Date of Origin 19th c.
Etymologically, a guerilla is a ‘little war’. English acquired the word during the Peninsular War (1808–1814) from Spanish guerrilla, which is a diminutive form of guerra ‘war’ (a word ultimately of Germanic origin, related to English war). In Spanish it still means ‘skirmish’, and until well into the 19th century it was used in English for a ‘war characterized by irregular skirmishing’ (the famous Times war correspondent William Russell, for instance, reported on 18 March 1862 that ‘Arkansas is now the theatre of a large guerilla’). The first recorded use of the word in its present-day sense is by the Duke of Wellington, the British military commander in Spain, in a despatch of 1809: ‘I have recommended to the Junta to set the Guerillas to work towards Madrid’.

When you plug in the word "guerrila" at the Word Origins website, this is what you get:-

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Simply because a word was derived from another language does not mean that its spelling need necessarily be kept. Try the origin of the word "pyjama" in the Word Origins site. It tells us that the word was derived from Hindi pāejāma; the word "dolphin" yields Greek delphís.

I'll stick with the guerilla I have always known, thanks.
At 4:35pm on February 22, 2010, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Gila! Just a follow-up to my previous invitation to you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists Group. 2010 is going to be an exciting year for Australian atheism and joining the group is a great way to stay in touch.
At 4:37am on September 25, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Gila - Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I'm Kris from Queensland. I'd like to invite you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists group. It's a great way to keep up to date with what's happening in atheism in Australia.



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