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How is killing young girls considered "honour"?

Started Nov 1, 2012 0 Replies

A mother and father in Pakistani-administered Kashmir have been arrested for murdering their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid "in the name of an honour", police say.The article on the…Continue

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Strega replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"Dr Bob. Atheism is not meant to replace religion. It literally replaces theism. Something like Humanism might be considered an alternative to theistic religion. You keep pointing at atheism and saying it offers nothing, as if you expect it to offer…"
5 hours ago
Strega replied to Dante's discussion 'Bible Belt Promiscuity'
"You mention body parts that you prefer not to think about. Maybe you should start by examining why you feel so uncomfortable about them. In the animal world, you can see those parts fairly easily. It's interesting that you feel you have an…"
yesterday
Strega replied to Raymond's discussion 'Ham Radio'
"Do you broadcast internationally or is your audience restricted to America on,y?"
yesterday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"I wonder whether it might be more expedient and more humane to actually offer assisted suicide as an option if a sentence of 25 years or more is imposed. Those who decline would presumably be less inclined to commit suicide themselves, and those who…"
yesterday
Strega replied to Logicallunatic's discussion '"It's not Adam and Steve, it's Adam and Eve"'
"At least Tolkein is cohesive, and his characters are capable of laughter."
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Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Outrageous!!!! - Please sign this petition to hold this church accountable....' in the group Lobbying - it is SO easy!
"Balle, I'm not offended by the sign. I find it rather silly, and very insecure. Statements like this demonstrate the childish "you've got cooties" attitude that most children grow out of. It's a known behavior to try to claw…"
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Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"I was thinking about this very verdict when I saw this post. Whether to kill, and thus provide a martyr for other terrorists, or to imprison for life and thus provide fodder for a future prisoner exchange. Oddly, your death penalty mechanism will…"
May 16
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'The prisoner's dilemma and why we have nuclear proliferation'
"It appears to be a common human trait to confuse "I want X a lot" with "I want a lot of X"."
May 16
Strega replied to Logicallunatic's discussion '"It's not Adam and Steve, it's Adam and Eve"'
"What??? It's not Madam and Eve? Well that's a revelation"
May 16
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'What are the odds of EU survival?'
"Ballots are manipulatable by their phraseology. If Cameron goes with the referendum route, there really shouldn't be any surprises. But this is Britain, famous for its newspaper headline when the English Channel was closed briefly... CHANNEL…"
May 15
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'For those of you who have never heard of the Monty Hall Problem'
"If the counsellor knows which the 'right' choice is, then when the student chose Stamford, if it had been correct, the counsellor would have simply agreed. The only purpose behind her then stating that Hartford wasn't such a good…"
May 15
Strega replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"What would I do if I woke up in North Korea? It's pretty much the same question, for an atheist. I'd operate from a fear base, stay as inconspicuous as possible, and try to avoid the wrath of the mad God whilst focussing on how to get…"
May 15
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May 13
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"Local council perhaps?"
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Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'My Letter to the Chief' in the group Lobbying - it is SO easy!
"Belle, you sure can roar. That was a great post, and a really satisfying letter in response. I'm with Pope Beanie, I think you should consider public office."
May 4
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"http://www.thinkatheist.com/forum/topics/atheist-church-is-it-a-concern?commentId=1982180%3AComment%3A1256112&xg_source=activity This is a link to a TA thread in which Elena Tegan (still a member) posted her Satanism take. It was in February…"
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A Brit living in Vermont with my Vermont-born wife, a bird, a dog and a bunch of cats. Working towards getting permanent residency status by expanding my UK company interests in the USA. [Update...thanks to SCOTUS I now have my Green Card!]
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Posted on September 9, 2012 at 7:36pm 83 Comments

A while back, I had a long chat with my niece, trying to explain what I believe is the inevitability of events and the consequent contradiction of the concept of free will.  She puttered off and posted on her page/site/whatever, what was probably a two hour conversation condensed into a short explanation.  I post that here to give the benefit of brevity to anyone who is interested.

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At 1:33pm on April 12, 2015, kevin mccabe said…

hi...glad to be here

At 6:47pm on April 10, 2015, Marajke said…

Hello Strega!   

At 2:17pm on February 10, 2015, Virgil said…

Yeah!  Screw conformity!  hahahahahaha!  I've never tried to fit into the "gay role" and guess what? Not only am I fine with that but if I ever did try to be more of a stereotypical gay I think my guy would leave me. hahaha!

I really make no apologies for being "me" and not following the crowd most the time.  I enjoy being me so much I can't imagine changing just to fit in or impress people.  The ones I care about wouldn't be impressed if I changed to impress them.

At 10:51am on January 29, 2015, archaeopteryx said…

"Welcome back, mate. What a palaver!" - a corruption of the Spanish, "palabra," meaning "word."

At 10:39am on January 29, 2015, archaeopteryx said…

My very first one!

At 9:15pm on July 11, 2014, Stephen Brodie said…

for a couple of Brits who would doubt it

At 6:18pm on January 6, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks, I look forward to joining discussions here. 

At 1:40am on January 2, 2014, Leanna said…
Hi Sam db. I am from your hometown, also looking for atheists around here. I sent you a Facebook message because I can't figure out communication on this site. The FB message may be in your "other" folder since we are not FB friends. Looking for people I don't have to be scared to be myself around.
At 12:20pm on December 15, 2013, sam db said…

Trying to find ppl in my home town of Redding Ca. Not many of us here!

At 5:54am on December 11, 2013, motaz igor said…

hi there !

 
 
 

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