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Religion: poisoning children's minds since the Bronze Age - last commented 08 March 2011 07:02 PM

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What is The Independent actually independent of exactly? Brains?

Clearly this is a religiot's point of view as he refers to Jewish Zombie Jesus as "Christ". That's still yet to be proved I'm afraid.

I want to read this book now. It sounds like it beats Harry Potter by a mile (I'm no Harry Potter fan I'm afraid).

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:52:43 UTC | #874845

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Christopher Hitchens dealt far more thoroughly with monotheism's immoral belief system here:

I wish others would more often call out those of faith who say their religion is moral, when clearly scapegoating and absolution, passing sins onto someone else, with the subsequent avoidance of personal responsibility isn't just immoral and unethical, but counter-societal as well.

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 15:28:34 UTC | #874748

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danconquer, david2,

Is it not better to go after people's ideas & ideologies rather than spend time dividing people into murky grey 'leaders' and 'followers'?

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 02:21:37 UTC | #850324

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Comment 64 by keith :

Regarding the idea that it is very easy to distinguish the believer from the belief. This idea sees beliefs as being akin to viruses: you don't beat up the patient simply because he has caught a virus. You treat him nicely and administer the necessary treatment. But the analogy with virology is not exact. Once you have extracted the beliefs from a person, what is left? Meat? To some extent we are our beliefs, in a way that we are not our illnesses.

I think this is a very good point. We should be careful with the analogies we make.

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 00:52:20 UTC | #850300

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Comment 170 by KRKBAB :

Comment 166 by Daniel Berlin- "you assert, you prove". Yes, that's good. But of course there is "What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence."- C. Hitchens. When it comes to religions and pseudoscience, I'm even prepared to say ..."will" be dismissed without evidence.

Was that quote not actually Carl Sagan and Christopher Hitchens was requoting him?

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:47:41 UTC | #849886

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