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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 'Should we stop pursuing scientific investitations while we still can?'
"That one? I borrowed it"
yesterday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should we stop pursuing scientific investitations while we still can?'
"Guys, one of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces"
yesterday
Strega replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, "Father, my dog is dead. Could ya' be saying' a mass for the poor…"
yesterday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should we stop pursuing scientific investitations while we still can?'
"I blame gay marriage, myself"
Tuesday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Should we stop pursuing scientific investitations while we still can?'
"San Francisco earthquake. Cyclone Tracy. Hurricane Irene. Tsunami Indonesia. Krakatoa volcano. Unpronounceable Iceland volcano ash cloud. Etc..."
Tuesday
Strega replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"It'd be an awfully tiny weenie teeny hell though, really. Not enough flame to light a bloody Rothmans, I'll bet :)"
Apr 24
Strega replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"Hi mate. The one thing that has always assured me that there's no such thing as a 'personal god' is the sheer size of the Universe. There are more stars in our galaxy, than all the grains of sand on our planet. That's just our…"
Apr 24
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 24th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Apr 24
Strega replied to Erin's discussion 'The Pendulum Swing: Has Feminism Gone Too Far?'
"Thanks Reg! Erin please do read the link Reg posted. I come from the UK but live in Vermont, and it never ceases to amaze me how many politicians feel they have a say over what's in your underwear :)"
Apr 19
Strega replied to Erin's discussion 'The Pendulum Swing: Has Feminism Gone Too Far?'
"Try feeling like its a woman's world in the Middle East. Can't drive, must have your genitalia mutilated, can't sit on a seat for half an hour after a man has vacated it, in case you gets horny from the heat he left…"
Apr 18
Strega replied to Riley Blair's discussion 'Creation??? Evolution????'
"And which god would this be? I've always been partial to Zeus myself."
Apr 12
Strega replied to Riley Blair's discussion 'Creation??? Evolution????'
"That, Dale, was beautiful"
Apr 11
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 11th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Apr 10
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'They call her a Hoe'
"Excellent write, Belle."
Apr 9
Strega replied to N.Y.K.'s discussion 'How is this racist?'
"Not racist. Lazy or unimaginative perhaps, but not racist."
Apr 7
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'OK....I'm ready....'
"It's useful to tell children that the Tooth Fairy exists, to detract from the scare of a loss of a milk tooth. It's useful to tell children that Jesus is watching them, so as to garner a mythical babysitter that might dissuade the child…"
Apr 4

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About Me:
A Brit living in Vermont with my Vermont-born wife, a bird, a dog and a bunch of cats. Working towards getting permanent residency status by expanding my UK company interests in the USA. [Update...thanks to SCOTUS I now have my Green Card!]
Age
53-58
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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 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.
At 8:25am on October 23, 2015, Roar Von ShippingKing said…

Thanks Strega, I have done so now :)

At 6:26pm on October 22, 2015, Roar Von ShippingKing said…

Thanks Strega.
Say, do you know is the full name in my settings are the same as my display name? Or should i set that up another place in settings?

At 11:23pm on September 29, 2015, Freethinker784 said…

We seem to think alike Strega, so I am pleased to accept your friendship..

 
 
 

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