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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 Ole Fredrik Skjegstad's discussion 'Forced to accept grace'
"*applause*"
yesterday
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School August 21th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Aug 21
Strega replied to David Vogel's discussion 'Christian Discussion Invitation'
"@Reg, somewhat ironically, the first time I heard (read) that quote on line, the poster was one of those people who confuse 'than' and 'then'. Double amusement :)"
Aug 19
Strega commented on Hope's group 'Criticising Religions'
"Religions evolved over time so that isn't really surprising - the reason we celebrate Easter with bunnies, chicks and eggs is because it was stolen from the pagans fertility festival in spring. I somehow doubt there were bunnies around at the…"
Aug 18
Strega commented on Hope's group 'Criticising Religions'
"Oddly, JadeBlackOlive, I was just wondering where 'Amen' came from - doesn't surprise me that it emanated from outside of Christianity. Thanks for the new knowledge :)"
Aug 18
Strega replied to David Vogel's discussion 'Christian Discussion Invitation'
"Mods are fine with your post. If you can persuade Reg to participate in your YouTube effort, I'd even look forward to watching :)"
Aug 17
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School August 14th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"That article on Time was amazing, Reg. (racing around, to come up behind you again)"
Aug 14
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School August 14th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, as always, Reg!"
Aug 14
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Thanks!"
Aug 10
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Hey, Skycomet!!! Where've you been?! Good to see you :)"
Aug 10
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Michael please don't post blind links without comment. Some of our members cannot click links on whatever device or whichever place they're logging in from. You can actually embed a YouTube link so that the picture and subject matter of…"
Aug 10
Strega replied to Ole Fredrik Skjegstad's discussion 'Forced to accept grace'
""we are all sinful in some ways" No. No we aren't. We might have grubby or selfish or mean personalities, but we aren't sinful. I'm afraid sin is the perogative of the religious :)"
Aug 7
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School August 7th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Aug 7
Roman Holan and Strega are now friends
Aug 4
Strega commented on Noon Alif's blog post 'Freedom (PART 1)'
"Navid this is interesting - please do continue with Part 2!"
Aug 3
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"We do not allow claims for God to be 'evidenced' by the bible, nor claims for Allah by the Koran, nor any of the other 5000 gods from their own 'news release' documents. Most of us have already read and dismissed the…"
Aug 2

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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
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
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How did you hear about Think Atheist?
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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 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.
At 12:37pm on December 6, 2015, Alan Stark said…

Howdy there, Thank you so much for letting me get in on membership. I aand my str8 brother are atheists my mom who was very religious and brought up my brother and I going to Christain church our whole childhhod like is a free thinker and I am happy that my nephews are also leaning towards Atheism. but whatever they decide I will support them I still have Christian friends and jewish friends and muslim friends actually of friends of all faiths but I always like to let them know How and why I feel about religion.

Thanks again for including me! sincerely Alan

At 1:09pm on December 5, 2015, Gregg RThomas said…

I'mmmmmmmmmm.....BACK.  :)

At 10:02pm on December 4, 2015, Jennifer Moreira Dinzey said…

Thanks you!

At 1:13pm on November 24, 2015, Myah said…
Thanks for the welcome. I am a very weird Christian in the fact that, though I'm very religious, I have this almost fascination with other religions. I also have several Athiest friends, but any time religion comes up, we end up fighting. I guess I'm hoping this website will help me not only clear up some misconception about Christianity ( of which ere are many ) but maybe gain inside into how to talk to an Athiest about religion without fightin with them.
 
 
 

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