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Triangulum Australe - the southern triangle

trianglelady There's a barely noticed constellation down under called Triangulum Australe, the southern triangle. Connecting three dots to make a triangle is pretty much the minimum effort for making a star group.



The first person to go to all…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 21, 2016 at 12:14pm — 6 Comments

A Gamer God (Part1)

I was born into a very religious Muslim family. Today i was thinking that when i was a child i was told that there is a God in the skies who is staying above the seven skies & monitoring all our virtues & sins via his angels.

He doesn't sleep. He stays awake all day & night. He gives us food. He bring clouds & then it rains. He controls the weather.



He has the ability to control everything even he controls our minds. He sends prophets to all the nations they…

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Added by Noon Alif on August 18, 2016 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Loud Speaker

There is a mosque near my house in Pakistan. A few days back as I called my brother the Azan ( call for prayer) started in a loud speaker.

Our next door neighbour has a dog. As the Azan started the dog started barking. Then I came to know it happens five times a day. In fact the pet gets scared.



The area where my family lives there are hardly a hundred houses there but mosque speaker is very loud. Preachers never control speakers nor government controls…

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Added by Noon Alif on August 18, 2016 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Tucana - the toucan

toucanasam The southern constellation of Tucana was named after a colorful South American bird in the late sixteenth century by Petrus Plancius. It is small but important. It contains some of our best examples of cosmic real estate, a dwarf galaxy and a globular cluster, both orbiting the Milky Way.…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 13, 2016 at 11:10pm — 4 Comments

Reason Religion & Threats

To believe or not to believe is a very personal matter. In west people don't bother about our beliefs until or unless we start preaching our ideas forcefully.

In Pakistan its totally different. For example if i am sitting outside my home & reading a book & there is a prayer time every passer-by will ask me to join him in prayer. He'll also tell me some Hadiths about prayer & if i don't join him he ll tell other people & they all will curse me.



Now a days most…

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Added by Noon Alif on August 10, 2016 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Dealing with unexpected crazy success...is it me? Or is it luck?

I have recently experienced a level of success that I’m not used to. Somebody pinch me. It feels too good to be true. And my history and experiences with the world would tell me that if something feels too good to be true………..it probably is. And the rug is about to get pulled from under me any minute now….

I keep waiting for that day to happen. But it’s not happening. It’s starting to look more and more sure. Like I might actually be able to trust it. But I’m not convinced. Not…

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Added by Belle Rose on August 7, 2016 at 3:37pm — 4 Comments

Ursa Major - the great bear

biggerbear The Greater Bear, Ursa Major, is probably the most significant constellation in the northern sky because it contains the Big Dipper.



The Big Dipper is a thing with a thousand names. It's the most obvious and easiest to recognize of all…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 7, 2016 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

Freedom Part 2

As Mr Jinnah joined Muslim League there was a new boom in Indian politics of that time. A man who is called the National poet of Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal revealed the idea of a separate province for Muslims on 29 December 1930 knowing that all the Muslims of the subcontinent didn't want separate land, they only want freedom. But all the feudal & landlords who were the leaders of that time…

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Added by Noon Alif on August 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Genius of Homeopathy

 Reasonable, intelligent individuals view homeopathy as pseudoscience easily dismissed by high school chemistry and simple mathematics, but since I am neither reasonable nor intelligent I consider it to be the greatest medical marvel…
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Added by JustinTetro on August 4, 2016 at 7:59pm — 3 Comments

Freedom (PART 1)

Freedom

In Pakistan August is called the month of freedom. On 14 August 1947 Pakistan emerged on the map of the world. We got freedom from the British Empire. It is said that freedom is a great blessing even if you are religious or non-religious. All the Indians wanted freedom from British Empire but after the world war 2 freedom slogan got a very high speed because British state was getting weak due to the world war. Indians also wanted political stability in their land there were…

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Added by Noon Alif on August 2, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Ursa Minor - the little bear

lilbear Ursa Minor, the lesser bear, is a very important constellation because it is home to Polaris, the north star. It is also home to the Little Dipper which is very easy to find once you've actually found it. If you don't see it right away just nod and say "Yeah. yeah I see it" but…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 31, 2016 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

Hello again

Hey everyone,I am proudathiest..I used to write blogs a lot about my situation here in the middle east..and I used to give updates..I was gone for a while because i was busy trying to make a change in my life...I thought that things were going according to plan...but...I kinda screwed this up lol..so i am back to the starting point....anyways..it's good to be back here on thinkatheist..A place where people are willing to hear different opinions..a true family.

Added by proudAthiest on July 30, 2016 at 11:07pm — 2 Comments

A very short explanation of secular humanism

There are some interesting topics going on at their Facebook page and theirwebsite. Note...you don't have to be an atheist to be a humanist...though…

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Added by Davis Goodman on July 26, 2016 at 8:20pm — 18 Comments

Cyber Criminal Law in Pakistan

Today in Pakistan a Cyber criminal bill has been passed by the Senate. In April 2016 this bill was passed by National Assembly of Pakistan. 

There are some articles in this bill for the people who are involved in terrorism by using social media to be sent to jail for14 years but this article is not for Hafiz Saeed who is working under the Pak Army. 

According to the cyber criminal laws the people who question the religious & political authorities would be send to prison for…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 26, 2016 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Vela - the sails

CatamaranSails Way down there near the south pole there is a constellation named Vela, the sails.



The sails use to be part of a bigger constellation called Argo Navis which included the whole ship. That's how it was 2000 years ago when Ptolemy…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 24, 2016 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Honour killing & Pakistani Muslim

Honour killing is the worst face of Pakistani Islamic culture.

If we read any Pakistani urdu news paper we can find such honour killing stories everyday.



Few days back famous social media artist Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother



Qandeel Baloch was the libral face of Pakistan she was the biggest fan of Imran Khan (Famous former cricketer turned politician ). She proposed him many times on social media & on tv channels.



She wanted to become…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 18, 2016 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Virgo

testtubebabies Springtime is about Virgo and has been for a very long time. Thousands of years ago this constellation was known to many as The Seed Furrow but it eventually evolved into a lovely young fertile maiden, as in "spring brings all the boys to the furrow" (wink wink). Not that…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 17, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Fun with Fundamentalists

Every few months for the last 8 years I get a visit from 2 or 3 Jehovah Witnesses. One of them is the same guy from day one and he likes to bring the “new recruits” along so that they “see a real live atheist”. He thinks that he is teaching them debating skills and I will give him some credit for that. He is rather good at it but not quite a W.L. Craig. I suppose we improve each other’s skillset to a certain degree.

It can be funny sometimes. If I know they are calling I will…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

O Bloody Pakistani Free Thinkers why are you condemning the terrorism in France??

After reciting the entire religious books again and again in Pakistan free thinkers are questioned that why the liberal and secular people dont raise their voices against India for their cruelties in Kashmir.

2nd thing when if something goes wrong in Eu, America or anywhere in west why the secular people start criticizing Islam in Pakistan .

As far as i know all secular liberal & atheist condemn the terrorism all over the world but in Muslim societies jihadi organizations…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 15, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

women & equal rights of Islam

Few days back I talked with some educated muslim women I observed , in Muslim societies women are much interested in leaving religion than men because in muslim societies women are exploited in the name of Islam.

They are not given equal rights.

Their freedom of expression is restricted by religious laws.

They are made the slave of their husbands.

If their husbands are free thinkers & they are staying in a muslim country they have to face the hardship of…

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Added by Noon Alif on July 13, 2016 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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