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Go to: Morality without 'Free Will'

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@Comment 1, We can change their mind about it by inputting other factors in the mix that decides whether they believe it or not, surely?

Tue, 31 May 2011 10:37:26 UTC | #632589

Go to: Ex-Soldier Jailed For Burning Koran in Carlisle

Non-plussed's Avatar Jump to comment 40 by Non-plussed

I really can't stand the "This is our country" brigade, they're hateful and nasty. But surely it betrays some severe double standards when the chap who burnt poppies got a £50 pound fine, and this man got over 2 months in prison?

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:06:37 UTC | #617088

Go to: Bible stories for children - would you do it?

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Just read it. If you have to, engage the child in discussion about it afterwards, but for me one of the most important things about being an atheist is that we don't get worked up about things like this. I'd feel like some lunatic spraying a Quran with holy water if I refused to read a bible story to a child.

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:24:53 UTC | #614508

Go to: Separation of church and state -- but what about my national anthem?

Non-plussed's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by Non-plussed

In Britain, as I think has already been said, the word 'God' is present, but we're not technically a secular state.

As an atheist, I don't mind that much. Here it really is a long-standing tradition, I want to keep it. The ceremonial aspects of religion that are ingrained in our culture are quite welcome in my life, for example, Dawkins says Grace at Oxford, but if I was canadian, I imagine I'd feel differently, since as you say, the word's only been there about 30 years.

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:09:40 UTC | #614502

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