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Archaeopteryx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Oct 10, 2016. 27 Replies

We have received news of a very sad nature. Our long time member and friend Archaeopteryx has died. There is not much information available, nor is it necessary to delve into details, but he was…Continue

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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 Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"Tom, don't smoke!!!!"
14 hours ago
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"so your prophet is pre-predicting my free will? Too funny, Simon :)"
14 hours ago
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"Simon, free will would enable you to choose your direction. You cannot therefore be subject to prophecy as to this destination, unless prophecy is pre-emptying your choice. It's like saying you can choose whatever direction you like to drive…"
14 hours ago
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"I think the key word you used there, Simon, is 'imagine'."
18 hours ago
Strega replied to W1NT3R5's discussion 'PUNS!'
"The mobile Ning access is pretty poor, they don't seem to care :)"
18 hours ago
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"If you'd like a label, how about 'skeptic agnostic'? Honestly, Violets, until I came to live in the USA (from the U.K.) I had never described myself as an atheist, because I just didn't have anything to do with religion and the…"
19 hours ago
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'An interesting argument against oral contraception'
"Wow. Just wow. If womens sexual liberation is having a negative effect on the stability of society, don't you think that society must be built on incorrect foundations? Slavery was argued for as economic necessity - should we revert to that era…"
yesterday
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School January 15th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Morning, Reg, and thank you!"
yesterday
Strega replied to Dustin Eveland's discussion 'The Afterlife'
"Chuckling at Paul Whitehouse, seriously underrated."
Saturday
Strega replied to Dustin Eveland's discussion 'The Afterlife'
"So northern people can't be posh?"
Friday
Strega replied to Dustin Eveland's discussion 'The Afterlife'
"Good analogy Simon M, I liked it"
Friday
Hamada Gadallah Abdelaziz left a comment for Strega
" i am Egyptian teacher in cairo. no one knows that i am non religious.i was accused of insulting  quran and Islam  at school  so i was punished severely  by depriving me of teaching and reducing my salary . i have no money…"
Friday
Hamada Gadallah Abdelaziz left a comment for Strega
"i was muslim. just now i have become  a human being."
Friday
Strega replied to Dustin Eveland's discussion 'The Afterlife'
"Smiles, but not so open our brains fall out"
Friday
Strega replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion '★★ The human race is inherently atheistic (says simple science)'
"I read that as a flag-planting declaration, rather than an invitation. This could well have been due to overwhelming stars and capital letters. Thank you for drawing attention to the TA rules, however - a refresher is always useful!"
Thursday
Strega replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion '★★ The human race is inherently atheistic (says simple science)'
"When the TA rules are brought in to a debate, the moderators have to intervene to assess he accuracy of the allegation made. Review finds that TA is not a cult, neither is atheism. No rule breached. Review finds ProgrammingGodJordan's posts…"
Thursday

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
A Brit living in Vermont with my Vermont-born wife, a dog and a bunch of cats. [Update...thanks to SCOTUS I now have my Green Card!]
Age
53-58
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
Love the written word, love to debate and love to learn new stuff. Born and bred atheist, so really getting to grips with the concept of de-conversion in the USA for the first time.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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The Psychology of Prayer

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 11:56am 14 Comments

Before I start, let me emphasize this is opinion without source evidence other than general personal experience and you can dismiss it at will, although it would be nice to hear why you choose to do so.



We are faced with people of faith who claim their prayers work and they receive guidance from their deity. Further, it doesn't seem to matter how profound or minuscule the subject matter of the prayer - the claim remains that these prayers work.



Now we can easily refute… Continue

Fate

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 10:48am on January 13, 2017, Hamada Gadallah Abdelaziz said…

 i am Egyptian teacher in cairo. no one knows that i am non religious.i was accused of insulting  quran and Islam  at school  so i was punished severely  by depriving me of teaching and reducing my salary . i have no money to pay for the rent of my flat . so couldany one help me  in the name of humanity? myemailis  teacherenglish195@yahoo.com

thank you for time and consideration

At 10:01am on January 13, 2017, Hamada Gadallah Abdelaziz said…

i was muslim. just now i have become  a human being.

At 11:42am on January 10, 2017, Mrs. Sander said…

Thanks for the welcome, Strega!

At 7:36pm on October 17, 2016, Daniel W. said…

Thank you.  Have a great day.

At 8:36pm on May 21, 2016, Gunay Kayahan said…

yes - I was uncertain - have changed it now to name

At 8:22pm on May 21, 2016, Gunay Kayahan said…

Thank you.

Just finding my feet in here right now.

At 3:08am on May 17, 2016, Muhammad Naeem said…

Thanks strega for your friendship

At 1:25pm on March 8, 2016, Michelle Sandall said…

Hi Strega, a fellow Brit I think :)

At 8:25am on January 19, 2016, Lizzy Mertens said…

Thanks!

At 10:22am on December 16, 2015, Dustin S. said…
hello, thanks for the connection! congrats on the green card.
 
 
 

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