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Go to: Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group

CleverCarbon's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by CleverCarbon

William Donahue...said targeting the network was justified because “SNAP is a menace to the Catholic Church.”

No, Bill, that's the not the Justification for why you're doing it, that IS why you're doing it.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:48:32 UTC | #928346

Go to: Civilian Pastor Attacks Atheist Soldier - Reverend Bryan Griem Claims Atheist Solders Are "Big Fat Chickens"

CleverCarbon's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by CleverCarbon

"If you believe you and your squad mates are going to heaven, you aren't going to jump on a grenade to save the platoon, that would be selfish, only you would get sent to paradise...You're going to be...a loving Christian and let them die sooner"

See how easy it is to misrepresent people, Pastor? It's also mighty rich to question the honor and bravery of someone when all you do, all day every day, is saunter around in complete safety acting superior.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:35:13 UTC | #927828

Go to: Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

CleverCarbon's Avatar Jump to comment 57 by CleverCarbon

I always feel embarrassed for people who scoff at "Reason", they may as well be turning their nose up at "Knowledge" and thinking that they're making a valid point. As if the people around them that don't have collars on (a very telling piece of clothing) are going "OH OF COURSE! Logic IS bad! How have I not been blind enough?"

And quite a lot of people recognise that reason trumps "faith" and "Guessing" and "feelings", even people who have no stake or interest in scepticism, science or secularism.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:08:31 UTC | #926992

Go to: Westboro Baptist Church to attend Reason Rally with special message for atheists

CleverCarbon's Avatar Jump to comment 81 by CleverCarbon

Yawn Boring.

The WBC are publicity whores because they have no substance, they're all shock and that shock has worn off somewhat over the past decade or so.

Inviting them not only feeds their whoring but is also little more than a publicity stunt, nobody wins anything here, nothing is gained. The Atheists in attendance get to point and giggle at these ridiculous people and go "Omg its the westboro baptist church!" and some will inevitably test their patience by trying to (sarcastic air quotes) "Debate" them in some misinformed right of passage.

The WBC get air time and their name in a few newsletters, probably on local news too and once again we'll stop them sinking back into obscurity.

I'd say "Everybody wins" but actually everybody loses.

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:08:48 UTC | #926721

Go to: Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government

CleverCarbon's Avatar Jump to comment 40 by CleverCarbon

Business's have the right to dictate what employees wear at work, from the shoes you wear the amount of make up you have on, to acceptable colours of hair to even directly stating there is a specific uniform.

Rainbow coloured hair probably doesn't interfere with anybodies work, nor does it get in the way of Health and Safety, yet no one would be surprised, nor particularly offended, if an employer said "We can't hire you whilst your hair is like that". Your "Freedom of expression" might be limited, but by challenging it you're seeking to reduce that companies "Freedom of expression" as well.

Lets not forget branding too, companies stake billions of pounds on their image and that matters from Executives not having polished shoes to, you guessed it, employees not getting to wear whatever the hell they please.

This ruling does not seek to ban crosses, but seeks to make sure that crosses and religion do not AGAIN have more privilege in our society, But that it is treated the same as all else, without exception.

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:07:06 UTC | #926104

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