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Go to: Playing the Nazi card?

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Wasn't he the guy who helped analyse the various incarnations of the of pandas and people textbook back in the Dover trial days? Maybe he feels entitled to the monopoly on criticism of religion now... He sure seems to have issues

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:09:05 UTC | #617999

Go to: UPDATE: RD in Radio Census Discussion

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I don't know, but the lady dr. reverend seemed to become somewhat nervous towards the end, or am I mistaken?

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:55:49 UTC | #599215

Go to: Why we will never reach the stars

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If you consider how some people already live right now in huge agglomerates of high rises with no green in sight, working a mindless job in a factory so they can afford a two week holiday in the sun once a year - why not live on the moon and then have holidays on earth for a few weeks. It could work, and if it's well paid, I can see it happening.

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 17:44:46 UTC | #599056

Go to: UPDATE: RD in Radio Census Discussion

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What nonsense, of course you can be a Christian if you don't go to church. More shockingly, you can go to church and not be Christian. But it sounds like the Dr. Reverend wants anyone to check "Christian" if they know a Christmas carol.

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 12:48:51 UTC | #598971

Go to: Religion? Reality has a grander magic of its own

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ze Germans are not all pope fans, not by a long shot, but ze germans are the master accomodationists of the world, and our politically correct public intellectuals and media elite will boohoo anyone who makes as decisive and undisguised claims against religious belief as Richard Dawkins does. It is en vogue to not be a devout believer, but to still display a sort of wishy washy spirituality with an intellectual flair. Anyone who doesn't is under the suspicion of extremism, and we don't like that. This is for example reflected in the fact that explicitely christian religious formation is still a part of public schools. I recall a terrible talk show where Richard was put on a kind of panel with a catholic bishop, a protestant bishop and a former prominent politician, and this show illustrates this point. I know the latter a bit, and he is usually a smart and good guy, but he is also loosely associated with the protestant church, and it is amazing how arrogantly they dismiss everything Richard says as either unsubstatiated (well noone here believes that, we're civilized) or shallow (this has too many words that I understand in it, can't be a good theological argument), while he is struggling to follow the simultaneous translation.

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:08:09 UTC | #598466

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