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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 Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you define God?'
"Zay-ooss. I'm half Greek :)"
8 hours ago
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you define God?'
"Hey! I kind of liked Zeus..."
10 hours ago
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School, Year Zero, Day 3' in the group Sunday School
"You should talk to Reg the Fronkey Farmer - he's a dab hand at cross breeding fertile fronkeys!!!"
yesterday
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'My walking partner is a sex offender'
"Hang on a sec - if you met him on Craig's List, how did he manage to get on line? You have such a kind heart, you look for the best in people - but clearly he could get on line to meet you... if you don't need your old computer, you could…"
Sunday
Strega replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School, Year Zero, Day 3' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks, Reg!"
Sunday
Strega replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion '★★★★★★★★★★★★ [1 second conversion] Convert theist to atheist, in 1 second ★★★★★★★★★★★★'
"Coffee karma! Chuckles"
Saturday
Strega replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'A brave new adventure'
"Does this mean you won't be able to move state as you had intimated was your plan earlier? Does fostering limit you to remain in the state that permitted you to do this? I have no idea how the system works over here, but I thought fostering…"
Friday
Strega replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion '★★ [4.3 SECOND conversion] ★★: CONVERT religious to atheist, in roughly 4.3 seconds'
"*coffee spits* hahaha it's nuggets like this that make my very simple day!"
Thursday
Strega replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion '★★★★★★★★★★★★ [1 second conversion] Convert theist to atheist, in 1 second ★★★★★★★★★★★★'
"Nah, Omni isn't an atheist thing. However, if I was depending on the OP's system to become an atheist, I'd probably be in a lonely room of one - even Uncle Jesus makes more sense to me :)"
Thursday
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"I respect your honesty :). Personal belief is just that. If it helps you to function, then that is good too. I think you'll be able to derive some pleasure interacting here on divers subjects, as you appear not to have any subtle motiveation to…"
Thursday
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"It's not really a choice, J - it's like not believing in Santa - and let's face it, Santa can actually be described! You wake up, you consider the potential existence of Santa and you realised he doesn't exist. You can't…"
Thursday
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"I cannot describe the feeling of love, but I can certainly describe the subject I might love. I don't think anyone would deny your affirmation that you love god. It's not your capacity to love that is in question - it is the target for…"
Thursday
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"The antonym of love is hate. The antonym of beauty is ugliness. If you accredit god with love and beauty, who gets responsibility for creating hate and ugliness? Humans? Is that our 'sinful' nature that meant god had to sacrifice his son?…"
Jan 18
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"The Sunday School posts can be found at the lower right hand side of the screen. Click on one and see what happens :) Humans seem to like groupings - probably a legacy from our tribal roots, so some atheists may well consider Dawkins some kind of…"
Jan 18
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"Hi there, J and welcome to Think Atheist :). It's always a good thing to question your thoughts and delightful to be able to do so in a safe environment. Whilst you are finding your way around, may I suggest you take a look at our Sunday School…"
Jan 18
Strega replied to Violeta Babacan's discussion 'Would you consider me to be an atheist, agnostic, or theist?'
"How does the bit in Leviticus which states that if a man has sex with another man you must stone them to death, become a helpful moral guideline rather than a directive against homosexuality?"
Jan 18

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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!]
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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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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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Too little too late you assholes!!!!!

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