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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 commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Horologium - the clock'
"Thanks Brad :)"
13 hours ago
Strega replied to Ro3bert's discussion 'There is no "God"'
"Thanks Belle. I can understand how some circumstances may seem to be orchestrated by extraneous being(s). I have a problem with the 'therefore God' approach. I rather like the idea of fairies, but something that feels orchestrated (as I…"
17 hours ago
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 28th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thank you, Reg!"
yesterday
Strega replied to Ro3bert's discussion 'There is no "God"'
"Belle, how do you know it isn't fairies responsible for your experiences? What makes it more likely that it's a god?"
yesterday
Strega replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"You don't have a reply to my question? It's fine to rail at abstract 'groups' but it doesn't get us anywhere."
Friday
Strega replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
""the Muslim community". Can you explain who this is, and where they can be contacted?"
Thursday
Strega replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"Great post, Davis, very clear perspective"
Wednesday
Strega replied to Gregg RThomas's discussion 'Do Opossum Go To Heaven?'
"It's in the name. They used to be Possums but the continuous praying chanting (Oh Possom!) has been reflected in the moniker update, to where we are today :)"
Tuesday
Strega replied to David Boots's discussion 'Own It'
"Sort of like the American christians take ownership of the Westboro Baptists?"
Tuesday
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 21st 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Religion is simply mans attempt to control the god(s) he invented."
May 22
Strega commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Hydra - the water snake'
"Thank you, Brad :)"
May 21
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 21st 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
May 21
Strega replied to Gregg RThomas's discussion 'Do Opossum Go To Heaven?'
"Hahaha"
May 18
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Special Twitter rules for Trump. Why?'
"What, and take the bullets out of the gun he keeps firing at his foot?"
May 18
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 14th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
May 14
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Special Twitter rules for Trump. Why?'
"If I had George Soros's fortune and inclinations, I might start bribing the right people at Fox News so I could engineer what #45 watches and use my new superpowers to affect his judgements :)"
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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!]
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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.
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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 3:59pm on March 9, 2017, Zombie Athiest said…

Why hello there :)

I find it so fascinating, to meet someone who was raised atheist. I mean like *how does that even happen!!!* I have the same expression when I come across rainbows, chocolate cookies and David Gandy...kinda too good to be true.

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!

 
 
 

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Atheist undercover

Started by proudAthiest in Small Talk. Last reply by TJ 12 hours ago. 5 Replies

Prayer and hymns at Hallsville High Graduation

Started by Eric Andrist in Church & State. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on Friday. 1 Reply

Pattern recognition

Started by Katherine A Flowers in Small Talk. Last reply by Andrew Brown on Friday. 9 Replies

Own It

Started by David Boots in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Davis Goodman 21 hours ago. 40 Replies

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Horologium - the clock

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Hydra - the water snake

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