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Go to: Enemies of Reason

The Buxter's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by The Buxter

@#3

I can't wait for the backlash against it!


I find it strange how many times a review of "The enemies of reason" has started with: "Well of course RD is right about woo woo, it's obvious. BUT that doesn't make him right about religion, and I'll tell you why... " *sigh*

Anyways, I find it perfect timing (perhaps a little late?) for this documentary. Woo woo has much to long been tolerated *way* to much!!

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:14:00 UTC | #61636

Go to: These preachers of hate must be exposed

The Buxter's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by The Buxter

On the discussion over whether atheists should attack only extremism or religion in general:

First of all it isn't a "tenet of atheism" to be opposed religion, there a quite a few atheists who actually see religion as a very good thing, and regret that they do not have the faith to believe in it.

The "new atheists" such as Dawkins/Hitchens a.o. are not saying that all religion is equally bad, but rather that moderate religion is better then extreme religion, but no religion is better than moderate religion. Personally I could live in a world where religion was only moderate - though I'd still think that it was wrong and ridicules.

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 04:28:00 UTC | #60114

Go to: Amnesty to defy Catholic church over rape victims' abortion rights

The Buxter's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by The Buxter

If everything else fails, you can always hate the Catholic Church...

It is incredible how moderate apologetics can keep claiming that the nutters are an extremist minority, when the worlds largest Christian church is based on such outright horrible dogma.

The atrocities of the Chatholic Church (along with the evangelical fundies and various Muslim extremists) continues to be one of the best examples of exactly what the problem with religion is.

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 03:26:00 UTC | #59770

Go to: When did the police start collaring television?

The Buxter's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by The Buxter

Presumably the police mainly worries about the reaction in the community, and hopes to calm the anger of religious leaders who's been caught with their pants down, so to speak. I can somehow sympathize with the local police chief who doesn't want his men facing more problems than necessary.

Sadly, this approach is obviously counter-productive. It will only reassure the extremists that their current tactic is a succesful one, and will at the same time let down the moderate, sceptic and critical Muslims (religious and not) by showing them that criticism is futile.

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 14:34:00 UTC | #59664

Go to: What I Think About Evolution

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"Those aspects of evolutionary theory compatible with this truth are a welcome addition to human knowledge. Aspects of these theories that undermine this truth, however, should be firmly rejected as an atheistic theology posing as science."

Just sad... plain sad!
Especially because of the beginning of the article - for a moment I thought he was going to accept science, and put on the old "science and religion covers different aspects of life" cliché. Instead he just used it to reject evolution anyway. Guess I should have seen it comming, when he said that ofcourse he believe in micro-evolution.

Sometimes I'm glad I live in Europe...

Thu, 31 May 2007 13:21:00 UTC | #43659

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