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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 12th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Feb 12
Strega replied to CDB's discussion 'Limits on freedom of speech'
"Nice :)"
Feb 11
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"Thank you, Gregg :). As a fully functioning lesbian, do I get two free passes?"
Feb 8
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"Random info - the authorities in Cologne, Germany put contraceptive food pellets out for pigeons, thus successfully reducing the pigeon numbers, around 15 years ago. For some reason I found that creepy."
Feb 7
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"Check out #Periods4pence on twitter - all happened around 18 months or so ago."
Feb 6
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School February 5th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Great poem - Arch introduced me to Emily Dickinson :) Thanks for Sunday School, Reg!"
Feb 5
Strega replied to Sagacious Hawk's discussion 'Sex: the Drug that the Temperance Movement is Still Fighting'
"Pahaha!"
Feb 2
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
""The earliest remaining record of logical fallacies is Aristotle's "Sophistical Refutations." This text identifies 13 logical fallacies and categorizes them as Fallacies in the Language, or those created by deliberately misusing…"
Jan 30
Strega replied to JadeBlackOlive's discussion 'Fascism'
"Jade, the font is black on a dark grey screen. Can you fix it?"
Jan 30
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Can you ever really heal from trauma/abuse?'
"Enlightening, Reg, although the cryptographers are refusing to give up. The current theory is that aliens are trying to contact us."
Jan 29
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Can you ever really heal from trauma/abuse?'
"Mike Lansing - I have the cryptographers working on your posts to decode them but no luck so far. They tell me it's word salad. Is there a code to translate it?"
Jan 29
Strega commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Octans - the octant'
"Thanks Brad :)"
Jan 29
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"There should be a word for a face palm so extreme that it smashes straight through your face and continues around the circumference of the earth, arriving back at what's left of your head to splatter the remaining molecules into a bloodied…"
Jan 29
Strega replied to Sagacious Hawk's discussion 'Sex: the Drug that the Temperance Movement is Still Fighting'
"Bloody hell, I need more coffee!!!"
Jan 29
Strega replied to Sagacious Hawk's discussion 'Sex: the Drug that the Temperance Movement is Still Fighting'
"Preventing contraception seems wrong? Why is that?"
Jan 29
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School January 29th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thank you, Reg!"
Jan 29

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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 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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