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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"?

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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 Andrew Brown's blog post 'World War 2'
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Strega replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Nathaniel I posted how to do it to help you. Are you still having difficulty? Do you really want the label 'atheist' on your profile? You don't have to replace it with 'Christian' if you aren't sure -…"
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"Nathaniel- at the top of the TA page there is a banner, with the word HOME as the most left item. Along that banner you will find the words MY PAGE. Select that. Scroll down until you have passed the snippets of your various posts and below these…"
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Strega replied to Tyrion's discussion 'Do humans benefit the Earth? If so, explain.'
"Yes, the morals of the People have outpaced those of the Churches, who have been left far behind, struggling to retain popularity without a decent moral compass."
Strega commented on Noon Alif's blog post 'I am Ayaz Nizami'
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"No I had a Vermont lesbian wedding, a lot quieter but with a magnificent assortment of guests from all over the world. Personally, I find Pope jokes hilarious:)"
Strega replied to Fred Hampton's discussion 'Fred Hampton Is New Here'
"I chose the nic 'Strega' as it combined a sickly sweet Italian liqueur with a hideous witch. Perfect blending ;) In fact I'm a Brit living in the USA with Greek ancestry. I think you'll appreciate Sunday School - chuckles"
Strega replied to Adrian Ferrer's discussion 'Allow me to introduce myself. I bring a gift for everyone.'
"Hello Adrian! What is a religious researcher? Do you focus on a specific religion or are you researching across the board? Do you include dead gods? Gods are a bit like tinker bell- they die when not enough people believe in them. Personally, I miss…"
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"Welcome aboard, Fred! Have a rummage about, enjoy the interactions, please stay mindful of the TA Guidelines which are in place to enable civil discourse - our Sunday School, provided weekly by Reg the…"
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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


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

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…





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