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How is killing young girls considered "honour"?

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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 1:33pm on April 12, 2015, kevin mccabe said…

hi...glad to be here

At 6:47pm on April 10, 2015, Marajke said…

Hello Strega!   

At 2:17pm on February 10, 2015, Virgil said…

Yeah!  Screw conformity!  hahahahahaha!  I've never tried to fit into the "gay role" and guess what? Not only am I fine with that but if I ever did try to be more of a stereotypical gay I think my guy would leave me. hahaha!

I really make no apologies for being "me" and not following the crowd most the time.  I enjoy being me so much I can't imagine changing just to fit in or impress people.  The ones I care about wouldn't be impressed if I changed to impress them.

At 10:51am on January 29, 2015, archaeopteryx said…

"Welcome back, mate. What a palaver!" - a corruption of the Spanish, "palabra," meaning "word."

At 10:39am on January 29, 2015, archaeopteryx said…

My very first one!

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 !



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