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A Matter of Faith - last commented 14 July 2012 04:11 PM

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Go to: Church pastors become atheists

Jessica Wise's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Jessica Wise

...I wonder what ex-pastors could do for a living.

I'm not an American and I don't have children, but if I was I'd be trying to start a movement among sceptics to hire these people as teachers in secular private schools and summer camps...

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:35:51 UTC | #947039

Go to: The first time I spoke out in defense of atheism in public.

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Ted, that's a beautiful story. I agree that there is a time and a place for these discussions... Having been raised in a fundamentalist sect (read: cult) myself, I agree that sometimes, even though the depth of the friendship(s) may be lost, compassion dictates that we remain silent even in the face of nonsense. I like to use everyday moments to open doors. For example, I am a piano teacher, and even small children understand that we have hands that resemble other primates. References to evolution can sometimes be a pedagogical tool, even when helping them learn how to play a scale!

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:33:39 UTC | #945458

Go to: Plant blooms after 30,000 years in permafrost

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Amazing!

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:22:24 UTC | #920756

Go to: Wife and daughters died in 'honour killing', court told

Jessica Wise's Avatar Jump to comment 59 by Jessica Wise

This should be all over the news in the modern world. Postmodern liberals (and postmodern feminists) need to be backed into a corner and forced to respond to this.

Hear, hear.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:42:09 UTC | #912924

Go to: Wife and daughters died in 'honour killing', court told

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There is no honour in these cowardly murders. Calling them "honour killings" implies that this kind of worldview must be respected, and lends legitimacy to the actions of the murderers. I hope very much that we are not so perverse and/or cowardly as to respect or tolerate this worldview...

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:40:58 UTC | #912923

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