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Go to: Who takes BioLogos seriously once they hear founder Francis Collin’s views on disposing of the youngest humans?

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Uncommon Descent has virtually quit posting about ID (obviously, nothing to write about). Every other article is about religion--how Christianity is the only true one, how atheists are evil, how anyone who disagrees with any religious dogma is wrong, etc. (the rest of the articles attack evolution and its proponents).

I've long been wondering about this--now even reading UD is enough to kill the IDiots in court. It's become overt religious propaganda that to justifies their "science" on wholly religious grounds.

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:19:24 UTC | #868913

Go to: Transcendental artistry can unite even Dawkins and the pope

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Do Pepinster and Lawley "appreciate" the Parthenon? Do they "fully understand" it?

That means that they're unconsciously worshippers of Athena.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:49:48 UTC | #868689

Go to: Why we perhaps shouldn't ban sharia law

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Yes, it's unconstitutional to make laws that support or ban religious practices. However, Christian fundamentalists are trying to squirm around that by saying that sharia law isn't a religious practice, but a legal system.

Sharia law is a barbarous system in the countries in which it's the norm. But, America is not one of those. Everyone is subject to the same secular state and federal laws. To my knowledge (please correct if wrong), no legal case or community has ever tried to claim that they are justified in following sharia. And, such a defense would undoubtedly be thrown out. Even religious practices (such as "curing" one's children by faith-healing, or "marrying" children) have been found to be illegal.

It's a complete red herring, thrown out to fan hysterical anti-Islam sentiments that right-wing politicians think will improve their chances of being elected.

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:17:56 UTC | #862166

Go to: William Lane Craig - for children

Garnetstar's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Garnetstar

A great opportunity for Craig to teach kids his rock-solid argument for why they should carry out genocides if God tells them to. And, how moral and justified those genocides actually are.

"Train a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it."

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:22:33 UTC | #859777

Go to: How to find an athiest?

Garnetstar's Avatar Jump to comment 52 by Garnetstar

No one wants to be a prisoner forever, or censor their beliefs. But the dangers of coming out as an atheist, especially in some parts of the US, cannot be minimized. Many people have lost friends and their relationships with some relatives, and people have been fired from their jobs.

Here's a site that suggests ways to find other atheists in your area. Best of luck and all my good wishes to you.

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:43:06 UTC | #641418

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