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Go to: Atheism in America

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Hmmmm. I think I prefer the meme version of David Silverman

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:57:57 UTC | #915079

Go to: UPDATED: Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe

ashwinnarayan's Avatar Jump to comment 73 by ashwinnarayan

PICARD FACEPALM because expressing how dumb this is in words just doesn't work.

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:46:36 UTC | #913851

Go to: [Update10Jan-Protest and Fundraiser] Notorious Nigerian witch-hunter to preach in the US

ashwinnarayan's Avatar Jump to comment 71 by ashwinnarayan

Possessed by mermaid spirit or other evil spirits?


Thu, 12 Jan 2012 04:37:05 UTC | #907578

Go to: Tired of arguing with friends and family

ashwinnarayan's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by ashwinnarayan

I think it's very common for rationalists to get stuck in situations like this. It happens with my family too. I love talking about different viewpoints and discussing the rational side of things but my parents just cut me off every time by saying I'm "talking back" and that I I am just disagreeing with everything for the sake of it.

In many cases I've started to present an argument and my parents hear the beginning of it, jump to the conclusion that I'm insulting them and tell me shut up.

The best thing to do is really to be silent and wait for the right opportunity to speak your thoughts. Don't stop questioning or reasoning but keep it to yourself, inside your mind because no one can control what you think. Scout around for people who are as rational as you (there must be at least a couple of people who are like you right?)

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 03:07:19 UTC | #883844

Go to: Hitchens: "I'm not going to quit until I absolutely have to"

ashwinnarayan's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by ashwinnarayan

That's right Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.

Dylan Thomas FTW.

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:42:55 UTC | #879758

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