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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 Unseen's discussion 'The Backfire Effect — It's why you can't change a Christian's or Trump follower's mind...and they can't change yours'
"Please stop name-calling. It breaches TA rules."
10 hours ago
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School July 24th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Sunday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Backfire Effect — It's why you can't change a Christian's or Trump follower's mind...and they can't change yours'
"Why?"
Friday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Where does moral responsibility come from?'
"Incest seems to transcend cultures. I know the genetics argument for divergence, but it it almost knee-jerkingly taboo in unconnected societies."
Jul 19
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"From someone who has to read every single post made to TA, can I please thank you for that, from the bottom of my heart!"
Jul 19
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Corporate Bulldogs'
"If this sale is worth 10k, why not chat to shitty manager about his helping you and you giving him 2k of the 10k in appreciation. Not only might he start to help instead of hinder, but it may help you going forward. Once you've got a few sales…"
Jul 19
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Mike PENCE?!?!!!??............well.....I'm not surprised.'
"We've been here before. I think we fundamentally all agreed that in fact, "X" marks the spot where the pirate treasure is buried."
Jul 18
Strega replied to Violetta Fay's discussion 'Mourning as an Atheist'
""And I feel too small to feel like I could make a change" If you only change one life, one child's life if you prefer, then you have made a difference. I think part of your despair is mixed in with the frustration of inability to…"
Jul 18
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I have my Gandalf mixed up with my Dumbledore apparently :)"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"I read somewhere that in the Muslim chronicles, the fruit in the G of E was a banana."
Jul 17
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Do non-mythical serpents have legs?"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Mike PENCE?!?!!!??............well.....I'm not surprised.'
"How often do you breathe, when you're 'telling them'? Just curious :)"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"How do you know there are wind driven invisible beings? I'm really trying to understand - what is this sinful nature, how is it connected to invisible beings, and where do you get this information from?"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion '"You're better than that!"'
"What a kind, well thought through post, DaughterOfKarl. +1"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Could you define the term "spiritual landscape" as you mean it please?"
Jul 17
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Mike PENCE?!?!!!??............well.....I'm not surprised.'
"Ah yes, the ghastly unwanted call matter. We have a game for that. We open a YouTube of a tinny greensleeves recital, put it on loop, and ask the caller to hold for a 'moment', then place the phone receiver on the unit playing the…"
Jul 17

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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
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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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