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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 Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School February 19th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
16 hours ago
Strega replied to JadeBlackOlive's discussion 'What Do Canadians Think is Important?'
"The Church conducts itself in Latin. Lots of court language relies on Latin. Damn language can't admit it's dead."
Saturday
Strega replied to JadeBlackOlive's discussion 'What Do Canadians Think is Important?'
"Discombobulate is a purely American word. Be proud. Common usage would be the common language. You cannot have a 'de facto official' anything. Bill Gates introduced us to 'English(American)'. Good thing he wasn't French."
Saturday
Strega replied to JadeBlackOlive's discussion 'What Do Canadians Think is Important?'
"One of these days, Davis, they'll invent a sarcasm/irony font and you'll be over the moon. (Mind you, I cannot believe anyone could mistake that list for a genuine opinion)"
Saturday
Strega replied to JadeBlackOlive's discussion 'What Do Canadians Think is Important?'
"It's the most common, isn't it. However, I suspect Cherokee or Abenaki have an earlier claim :)"
Friday
Strega replied to JadeBlackOlive's discussion 'What Do Canadians Think is Important?'
"Actually, Gregg, it's not. It IS the official language of certain individual states, but the USA does not have an official language. Sure, they use English, but that's the official language of England. It's not actually the official…"
Friday
Strega replied to CDB's discussion 'Limits on freedom of speech'
"CDB - "between left wing and right wing" is the delimiter, "asshole talk show hosts" is the description."
Friday
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Intelligent design works

"When Germany won the European Soccer cup, I sent a short note of congratulations to a German friend. He replied, "Thank you, I am in a bar and the crowd has gone crazy. Biggest success for us since we were Pope". German humor is alive and…"
Thursday
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"I cannot describe the feeling of love, but I can certainly describe the subject I might love. I don't think anyone would deny your affirmation that you love god. It's not your capacity to love that is in question - it is the target for…"
Jan 19
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"Hi there, J and welcome to Think Atheist :). It's always a good thing to question your thoughts and delightful to be able to do so in a safe environment. Whilst you are finding your way around, may I suggest you take a look at our Sunday School…"
Jan 18
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"How does the bit in Leviticus which states that if a man has sex with another man you must stone them to death, become a helpful moral guideline rather than a directive against homosexuality?"
Jan 18
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"I'm not sure, Belle, that you are familiar with the definition of an 'apologist'. Miriam Webster defines it as follows:- "a person who defends or supports something (such as a religion, cause, or organization) that is being…"
Jan 18
Strega replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion '★★★★★★★★★★★★ [1 second conversion] Convert theist to atheist, in 1 second ★★★★★★★★★★★★'
"So how many conversions have you effected with your theories?"
Jan 17
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"Tom, don't smoke!!!!"
Jan 16
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 :)"
Jan 16
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…"
Jan 16

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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 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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