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In rewatching the star trek frachise over the last couple years, its profoundly anti-religion at the same time that its 'respectful' of religion. example: on DS9 episode "Destiny," Kira accidentally mutters a relevant passage from her religious text on the bridge. Sisko talks to her in private and says something along the lines of "While I respect your personal beliefs, if you ever mention them on the bridge again I'll have to replace you" (my emphasis). The moral of all that being that even though DS9 was woefully-woo-filled (a fantastic expression, congrats to whoever above introduced it), popular hollywood has found a way of being very anti-religious precisely by being disgustingly patronizing of it that I think is actually incredibly effective. In addition, here is a song I made that portrays religion negatively by saying exactly what religion says:

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:10:41 UTC | #920608

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I just saw this for the first time and it blew my mind! Not only did it crystalize everything I've been thinking for the last couple months/years as well as elucidate some faults with what I've been thinking, it gave me a stunning explanation for so many of the historical factors that lead me to think about these things!

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:53 UTC | #844987

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I like the first half more. I get a little annoyed when the point/moral of the story gets a little too blatant. Makes it harder to post on facebook without looking totally obsessive. Good video anyway.

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:44:53 UTC | #844973

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Debating professional apologists is so infuriating... they give the most dodgy answers and lead you around in circles. I've been debating this one guy who idolizes Craig on a forum lately, its insane how they make lead you around if you actually try to argue with them.

Sat, 28 May 2011 15:00:11 UTC | #631720

Go to: Dawkins and Grayling: can there be evidence for god?

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but with more salience to the question, sure I could be shown evidence that would make me believe in god. If a guy went around turning water into wine and raising the dead and I could see it myself, it would be good enough for me to at least take it seriously even if I wasn't 100% hooked. As it stands now its like asking for evidence that there is a secret society of cats plotting world domination. The only possible evidence you can propose is ridiculous. Or is it?

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:17:57 UTC | #602678

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