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Go to: Creationism propaganda for children caught on camera

Peter_on_Sax's Avatar Jump to comment 48 by Peter_on_Sax

Naturally, we are all saddended by this child abuse. So here's an alternative video entitled "Xtian Fiction Show" - hope it makes you smile:

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 07:44:00 UTC | #464200

Go to: New Study Links Religion to Immoral Behavior

Peter_on_Sax's Avatar Jump to comment 38 by Peter_on_Sax

Further to Gregory Paul's work, I also enjoyed reading a little study entitled "Honesty on the Streets: A Natural Field Experiment on Newspaper Purchasing". This study measures how much people choose to pay for a newspaper distributed via unmanned sales booths, and using statistics, attempts to clarify the factors that make people honest.

You can download the whole thing here

Conclusions in the report include:
- Males pay less than females (meaning they are less honest)
- People in a partnership pay more than singles
- Those who were an "only child" pay more then those with siblings.

And of course, the one you've been waiting for:
- church attendees are particularly dishonest when paying for the newspaper.

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:54:00 UTC | #443056

Go to: Children who front Richard Dawkins' atheist ads are evangelicals

Peter_on_Sax's Avatar Jump to comment 63 by Peter_on_Sax

I like to think that Charlotte, 8, and Ollie, 7, are looking so happy because they know Father Christmas will bring them presents in just a few weeks. Their belief in this myth is a more likely cause for their happy smiles than any religious myth. A little later in life, they will learn there is no Father Christmas. As for the other christmas story, it may take a little longer for them to grow up and choose for themselves.

Sat, 21 Nov 2009 22:04:00 UTC | #415400

Go to: The Chaser's War on Everything: Do you Believe the Bible is True?

Peter_on_Sax's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Peter_on_Sax

I am sorry, but if you try to discredit the bible by highlighting it's apparent inconsistencies, any intelligent Christian will win the argument.

Try and see it from a Christian's point of view. He/she will explain that the bible records many different occasions when God gave his Word to different peoples and at different times. On each occasion, His Word was true and perfect for the culture and for the time.

For example, when my son was learning to drive, there were times when I told him to drive more quickly and times when I said "slow down"! I was not being inconsistent. I said the right thing at the right time.

And in today's world, an intelligent Christian will argue that we must see the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament and focus on what is relevant for today.

Even if you don't agree with this position, the Christian will consider you defeated. You will not "win him over" - you will make him stronger.

For me, the bible lost's its last shred of validity when I discovered - not its inconsistencies, but its many consistencies with earlier non-Christian texts. The wide-spread plagiarism in both Testaments is well documented elsewhere, so I will not repeat it here!

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:36:00 UTC | #384718

Go to: Blasphemy law a return to middle ages - Dawkins

Peter_on_Sax's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by Peter_on_Sax

Under the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) legislation, any EU member state can issue a warrant for the arrest and extradition of a suspected criminal. The arrest warrant is enforceable in all EU member states.

For example, Gerald Fredrick Töben allegedly posted material "of an antisemitic and/or revisionist nature" on his website, which he writes from his home in Australia. To publish such material is an offense in Germany, so the German courts issued an EAW. While changing planes at London Heathrow last October, Töben was arrested, even though his alleged offense is not a crime in the UK. Some 50 days later the case was dropped due to a lack of detail and Töben was released from the British prison.

With the introduction of Ireland's new blasphemy law, I conclude that, anyone in the World who might have caused "outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of [a] religion" should be wary of even stepping foot in the EU for fear of extradition to Ireland to face blasphemy charges.

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 03:24:00 UTC | #378400

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