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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 commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Planets'
"@Brad, that was a really wonderful read, excellent, thank you. @Robert, amazing response, I loved that poem :)"
1 hour ago
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Remember our discussion about the baker who turned down gay business?'
"That's what I had in mind, Kris. But better still would be the not knowing :)"
18 hours ago
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'The Doctor and the Farmer'
"@Belle. +1"
18 hours ago
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'Remember our discussion about the baker who turned down gay business?'
"I think the woman should announce that she has completely changed her mind and will now bake the cake and ice it to the exact customers specification in the manner that they so richly deserve. She should do this with a big smile and a knowing…"
yesterday
Strega replied to Adam Shope's discussion 'What is Speaking in Tongues?'
"That made me laugh!! Fantastic!"
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Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"@Gregg +1"
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Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'The Doctor and the Farmer'
"The bit about the river was awesomely poetic, Dave. I was mesmerized :)"
Tuesday
Strega replied to Adam Shope's discussion 'What is Speaking in Tongues?'
"I knew about Jesus and the secret Honda "for he did not speak of his own accord""
Tuesday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Interesting perspectives in these latter posts. Is there a statistical comparison between France and America regarding suicides, or murders? I'm starting to get my head around the position that without guns, violent people will find a different…"
Monday
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Totally off topic, just thought I'd mention the term "yob" was coined to refer to a backward boy. :)"
Jan 16
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"I thought I was quite clear that I don't think of my self perception as being praiseworthy. Did you miss that bit? I am making the observation that I do not think I have the ability to counter-attack. I could be completely wrong in that…"
Jan 16
Strega commented on Davis Goodman's blog post 'Violence and monotheism'
"In what way did monotheism give us science?"
Jan 16
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"I seriously can't answer that yet. I'm actually trying to see the gun subject through the eyes of the local people here. I have over 50 years of counter-indoctrination to overcome, and it's not going to be an instant achievement. I…"
Jan 16
Strega replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"I come from the UK with a mindset that guns are bad. I'm living in Vermont, where guns are seen as good. So I wrestle with the dissonance and try to see guns from a Vermonters perspective (more as a mental acrobatic exercise than for any…"
Jan 16
Strega replied to John Jennings's discussion 'Please allow me to introduce myself'
"Hi John, welcome to Think Atheist :). Lots of people here to argue, debate and disagree with. The one constant opinion, is that we are all responsible for our own behaviour. I hope you enjoy your TA experience."
Jan 16
Sammy Ahmed commented on Strega's blog post 'The best way to stop your child becoming an atheist'
"And even if you do all of that, it is still not a 100% guarantee :)"
Jan 12

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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.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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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 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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