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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 Nerdy Keith's discussion 'God Fearing is a Sign of Respect?'
"+1 from me too."
Friday
Strega replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'God Fearing is a Sign of Respect?'
"Yes well if he said that in a public place today he'd probably be arrested. Entire mind sets have changed, not simply words. We have little in common with our ancestors from two thousand years ago."
Friday
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"@Belle. If you were a heroin addict talking about having one last fix you could use all those excuses."
Sep 4
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Cross'
"My top "cross" experience came when I was standing in a jewellery shop waiting to get a new watch battery. A young couple were being shown the various gold crosses for sale, and the girl asked, "have you got one with the little man on…"
Aug 31
Strega commented on Caila Rowe's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"@Robert (I miss that piano) If anyone wore one of those, I suspect it would be some poor displaced person in a faraway land receiving a charity drop from some agency. Even then, I suspect there would have been a sizeable grimace from the unlucky…"
Aug 30
Strega commented on Caila Rowe's blog post 'Birthday Present'
"I had an aunt who used to send me hideous knitted sweaters for Christmas. I used to donate them to any local charity that would take them. When she asked me if I wore them, I told her I did, but only on special occasions. It's no different,…"
Aug 30
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"Seeking closure is a polite euphemism. If you're going to give in to temptation, at least do it with gusto."
Aug 27
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"Perhaps as you strengthen your will power, this will seem less overwhelming. Imagine you are trying to lose some weight. It may well be that cream cakes or chocolate ice cream dance in your dreams and leave you craving them constantly. Do you…"
Aug 27
Strega replied to Ari's discussion 'The Crisp Sounds Of Reality'
"+1"
Aug 24
Strega replied to Mo Trauen's discussion 'Does Atheistic Fanaticism Really Exist?'
"Atheism and religions exist. Passionate people exist. Some are atheists and some are not. The irritation with these passions is instigated when a passionate argument is made to attempt to change the other persons beliefs. What can you do with your…"
Aug 24
Strega replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is "Rational thinking"?'
"Getting to grips with the practical issue of existence is sort of like being a detective and following clues, but on a much grander scale. All the time we continue to question, we are making progress. We find red herrings and smoking guns, and we…"
Aug 24
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Aug 16
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What cell phone carrier does Satan have?'
"The response in Latin, to the expressed "dominus vobiscum" (The Lord be with you) is traditionally "et cum spiritu tuo" (and with your spirit too). It's a catholic thing."
Aug 9
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What cell phone carrier does Satan have?'
"I don't know about Satan, but I do know the Pope's number. It's 82 SPIRI 220. (If you don't get it, try saying it aloud)"
Aug 9
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Medical ethicss re: new ebola serum'
"I don't know. You're dragging your feet a bit with abolishing the death penalty."
Aug 8
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Medical ethicss re: new ebola serum'
"It's a good point. They have just introduced legislation in the UK for terminally ill or incurable patients to opt in to being test subjects for new medicines before they are approved for general release. I think it's ingenious and a good…"
Aug 7

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Atheist
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.
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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.
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Was never a part of one
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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 9:15pm on July 11, 2014, Stephen Brodie said…

for a couple of Brits who would doubt it

At 6:18pm on January 6, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks, I look forward to joining discussions here. 

At 1:40am on January 2, 2014, Leanna said…
Hi Sam db. I am from your hometown, also looking for atheists around here. I sent you a Facebook message because I can't figure out communication on this site. The FB message may be in your "other" folder since we are not FB friends. Looking for people I don't have to be scared to be myself around.
At 12:20pm on December 15, 2013, sam db said…

Trying to find ppl in my home town of Redding Ca. Not many of us here!

At 5:54am on December 11, 2013, motaz igor said…

hi there !

At 8:35am on December 3, 2013, william james said…

thank you 

At 9:44am on November 28, 2013, jb2013 said…

Howdy. I have enjoyed many of your comments.

At 8:06am on November 20, 2013, captain kingsway said…

Hi Strega the time is just on midnight over here the weather has warmed up and the rain has gone for the moment.So I hope you are in the best of health, see you later the captain..

At 6:31am on November 20, 2013, Daniel Pereira said…

Hey, thanks =)

At 11:03pm on November 19, 2013, John Graham said…

Thank you, Strega!

 
 
 

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