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Archaeopteryx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Oct 10. 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 Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School November 27th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks (from Singapore!) Reg!"
Monday
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Trinity'
"Simon, you know better than to quote great swathes of religious literature here. Check the TA guidelines."
Nov 24
Strega replied to RyanGutten's discussion 'God gives us free will because He chooses to have a relationship with us. If you deny is that is your choice?'
"Then the problem lies in defining freedom. I think freedom is just a made-up word, like atheist, to describe non-slavery."
Nov 24
Strega replied to RyanGutten's discussion 'God gives us free will because He chooses to have a relationship with us. If you deny is that is your choice?'
"I'm not sure why we are appending the term "free". Free of what, or more likely whom? The word "will" stands up just fine on its own."
Nov 24
Strega commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Puppis - the stern'
"Thanks, Brad! Excellent postq"
Nov 21
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'You have faith too....'
"What kind of things that he tells you are most disturbing to you?"
Nov 20
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School November 20th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Nov 20
Strega replied to RyanGutten's discussion 'God gives us free will because He chooses to have a relationship with us. If you deny is that is your choice?'
"Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!"
Nov 17
Strega replied to RyanGutten's discussion 'God gives us free will because He chooses to have a relationship with us. If you deny is that is your choice?'
"I think it's a touch of the "ring the doorbell and run away as fast as possible" ploy."
Nov 15
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School November 13th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Nov 13
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'WHOM TO BLAME FOR THE TRUMP WIN'
"The difference between Trump and Brexit, is that Brexit is 'forever' whereas Trump may be there for only four years."
Nov 10
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School November 6th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Nov 6
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'As an Atheist Mom....'
"Nature is not an entity, it has no interest in each of us thriving - in fact, when you contemplate earthquakes, tsunamis, eyeball-burrowing worms and pandemics, its more as if nature is trying to kill us off. We survive despite natures efforts, but…"
Oct 31
Strega commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Sagitta - the arrow'
"Thanks, Brad!"
Oct 31
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School October 30th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Oct 30
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'As an Atheist Mom....'
"What I think you are referring to, is the appropriateness of a consequence of an action."
Oct 29

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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 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.
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!

 
 
 

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