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Go to: Tennessee Passes ‘Monkey Bill’ To Teach The ‘Controversy’ On Evolution And Climate Science

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Just remember, if it doesn't agree with a 3,000 year old book, it must be questioned, and taught as controversy....It was the ancient people back then that had all the answers we need today...write that down.

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:06:12 UTC | #929688

Go to: The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

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What an awesome video... Its great to know that even with all the shit that is going on in this world, the ego's of the powers at be, in the end, it won't effect anything that is more important, than the ever changing universe...

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:02:29 UTC | #925392

Go to: Poll: Given Choice Between Romney and Santorum, Most Voters Choose Suicide

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The decision comes down to this:

Pick the rich guy who says he's just like you, sympathizes with the poor, understands what they are going through, and is a logical thinking mormon..

or

The crazy, far right guy who says satan is here and religion is under attack by people with a college education because they can think on their own...

Hmmmm, thats a tough one.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:41:27 UTC | #922857

Go to: Jessica "Evil Little Thing" Ahlquist on CNN

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Comment 68 by JoxerTheMighty :

Comment 61 by Wake_Up :

Where do we draw the line between standing up for something or coming off as whinny atheists?

Just curious what you guys think... I for one don't get riled up about nativity scenes or anything, I usually ignore them and move on with my day... but that's just me.

Any thoughts?

Although technically the girl was right, the whole thing strikes me as 'much ado about nothing'. So there was a banner with some tasteless prayer in some wall on the school. It was there for decades, long before she entered the school, and in her very first year there, she just starts a crusade to remove it and alienates herself from the whole school. As I said, technically correct: It was a violation of the constitution apparently, but it's not like a forgotten silly banner nobody cared about was a real issue, was it? It just became a real issue after the publicity it got. It didn't even refer to any specific religion from what I saw, it just mentioned a 'Heavenly Father' and the rest was some corny generic cliches about being a 'good sport'. Big deal.

Well, at least two good things came out of it...first, the cruelty and stupidity of many of the nuts there got exposed, which is always good, and second the girl got her publicity and probably support and funding for scolarships from the atheist organizations. Which is...well, good for her.

I agree, good for her with the scholarship funding and the support. But does this really need all the hype it has been getting about a banner, that she will probably forget about after a few weeks at college? Is she really gonna keep this issue with her for the rest of her life? In my experience in life, I kinda let go of things that happened in high school and moved on with life. Seems kinda childish in my opinion, but good for her for having the courage to stand up and voice her thoughts...

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:41:22 UTC | #922821

Go to: Jessica "Evil Little Thing" Ahlquist on CNN

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Where do we draw the line between standing up for something or coming off as whinny atheists?

Just curious what you guys think... I for one don't get riled up about nativity scenes or anything, I usually ignore them and move on with my day... but that's just me.

Any thoughts?

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:20:16 UTC | #922580

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