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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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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 1:12pm on June 20, 2014, Karl Terrell Nightshade said…

Thank you!

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 =)




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