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Go to: Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

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With 72% not believing in God, I'm surprised that it took this long to abolish it.

Tue, 15 May 2012 17:52:38 UTC | #941646

Go to: Lawrence M. Krauss on A Universe from Nothing

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Comment 9 by rrh1306 :

Wow. I guess books written from a materialistic point of view don't get reviewed, they get counter pointed.

You're right; the book review comes across as a counter point. You would expect a philosopher to be more open-minded.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:11:24 UTC | #930979

Go to: Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

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"For that you need faith and they haven’t got faith,” he said.

True. Faith is belief without evidence. Why would would anyone want to believe in something for which there is no evidence?

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:53:45 UTC | #927084

Go to: Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

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Comment 8 by CleverCarbon :

I have never, and will never, understand how people can say that living under tyranny, where you're very likely to end up being tortured mercilessly for all time after you're dead, is a comfort. Oblivion is preferable.

But for those that believe they're destined for heaven there is a comfort in death. My brother, a devout Christian, at age 36 died of a brain tumor, but in his final days he was seemingly at peace with it and was convinced he was going to a better place. I am envious of this. Many years ago I began telling myself that it is better to know the truth -- no god -- than to live without it, but this doesn't provide much comfort when facing our mortality. However, it is my love for science and the mysteries of the unknown that offset the bleakness. As well, my atheism does remind me to appreciate each day of life more. Hopefully by the time I'm on my deathbed I'll face it with the kind of strength and dignity that Hitch did.

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:03:29 UTC | #925933

Go to: “Forget Jesus” – Controversy at the Intersection of Miley Cyrus, Lawrence Krauss, Christianity, Atheism, Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology

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Comment 13 by Spawny Rosary :

I know, I know, poetic and all that, but I think it gives the wrong impression.

More than poetic. It's like adding the pro-Darwin legs to the Jesus fish symbol. Love those car emblems.

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:42:43 UTC | #925473

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