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Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

seantellis's Avatar Jump to comment 143 by seantellis

I initially thought that this was a satirical article - perhaps from somewhere like Newsarse - since it features a powerful organization protecting its wrongdoers by simply shuffling them about internally instead of getting them to take responsibility for their actions.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:46:00 UTC | #462963

Go to: Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

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Don't forget to sign the "de-recognize the Vatican" petition at:

And also listen to the latest episode of The Pod Delusion, which has a section on Vatican Statehood:

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:59:00 UTC | #458166

Go to: Kids are awesome everywhere

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Ahh, reminds me of the few times we went to church when I was a kid of 5, clutching the Holy Book under one arm. The 1971 Dinky Toys catalogue, that is. Well, it was that or be bored during all the incomprehensible mumbling.

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:26:00 UTC | #372864

Go to: A slow but certain demise

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The fact that "spritual" is seen as a better alternative to "religious" worries me a bit. Greg Egan sums it up in one of his short stories, "Silver Fire":

"Maybe, in the West, we'd delivered the death blows to the old doctrinal religions, the old monoliths of delusion, but that victory meant nothing at all. Because, taking their place now, everywhere, was the saccharine poison of spirituality."

It would be better if everyone were not spiritual, but skeptical.

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:58:00 UTC | #261880

Go to: Growing Up in the Universe: 2-Disc DVD Set

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I had these on VHS many years ago, but gradually lost them as I loaned them to others, and the remaining couple finally succumbed to the death of my elderly VCR.

I am glad to see that they are again available in DVD form and look forward to reacquainting myself with them, although I rather suspect that the Virtual Reality graphics section will appear somewhat dated...

Prof. Dawkins' presentational style is, as always, both witty and informative. Although this is a lecture series primarily for young people, it should be interesting and accessible to anyone over the age of about 10.

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 05:52:00 UTC | #30609

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