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Go to: Atheist Foundation of Australia Bus Slogan Rejected!

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I've just sent the following email to ABC Radio's 'The Religion Report'.

During 'The Religion Report' on November 26th 2008, Greg Clark from the 'Macquarie Christian Studies Institute', asserted that Martin Luther was a champion of reason. How blatantly dishonest of him!
Please let Greg read aloud on air the following quotes, and then let him tell me again with a straight face, that Martin Luther was a proponent of reason.

-But since the devil's bride, Reason, that pretty whore, comes in and thinks she's wise, and what she says, what she thinks, is from the Holy Spirit, who can help us then? Not judges, not doctors, no king or emperor, because [reason] is the Devil's greatest whore." - Martin Luther's Last Sermon in Wittenberg ... Second Sunday in Epiphany, 17 January 1546.

-"Reason is the Devil's greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil's appointed whore; whore eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, she and her wisdom ... Throw dung in her face to make her ugly. She is and she ought to be drowned in baptism... She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets." - Martin Luther, Erlangen Edition v. 16, pp. 142-148

-“Whoever wants to be a Christian must be intent on silencing the voice of reason” - Sermons on the Gospel of St. John, in Works, Vol. 23, p. 99

-“Whoever wishes to be a Christian, let him pluck out the eyes of his reason,” - Lectures on the First Psalm, in Works Vol. 11, p.285

-“Christ wants to slay reason and subdue the arrogance of the Jews.” - 'Sermons on the Gospel of St. John', in Works Vol. 22, p.320

-"Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but--more frequently than not --struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God." - Table Talk 1596, p.353

If those are quotes SUPPORTING reason, then I'm the President of the United States!
Why do so many Christian apologists seem to be incapable of telling the truth about their religion?

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 21:29:00 UTC | #277934

Go to: Conversation between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox

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I think this entry needs to be re-titled.

'Monologue by John Lennox, with comments by Richard Dawkins'

If that was a conversation, then I'll be buggered with a barbed wire dildo.

It sounded more like a sermon.

Lennox would ask Dawkins a question, and then not even allow him to answer it, before continuing to blather on again with his inane ramblings.

Lennox: "What do you think of that Richard?"
Dawkins: "Well John, I.."
Lennox: "Bla, Bla, Bla..........."

I don't think that it was constructive at all.
If anyone wanted to hear a sermon, then they could go to any church on any given Sunday and hear one.

Sorry, but I disagree with both Richard AND PZ Myers on this one.

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 12:40:00 UTC | #214805

Go to: Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection

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nacjo wrote:
"The belief in spontaneous generation, in my opinion, requires more faith than believing in an All-Powerful God does."

Let me get this straight Nacjo.
You believe that the natural development of a simple prokaryotic micro-organism (which was composed out of stuff that we actually know about), requires more faith to believe in, than that an all knowing, all seeing, all powerfull superman with magic powers who lives in the sky, somehow magically poofed himself into existence?

Remarkable!

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 15:47:00 UTC | #194792

Go to: Crack annoyance squad wanted

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I'm gunning for 'Evil Santa' T-shirts, with a picture of the Pope in his furry red hat on the front.
Like this one;

http://julianstirling.co.uk/2007/12/that-scary-evil-dude-pope.html

or this one;

http://www.renegadecatholic.com/ratzi/ratzipics.html

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 01:29:00 UTC | #193711

Go to: 'I despise Islamism': Ian McEwan faces backlash over press interview

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Ref Comment#7 by Sargeist:
"I'm not sure what this "Islamism" is.

I was wondering the very same thing.
It appears to be 'newspeak' for "I hate militant Islam", or "I hate radical Muslims". Would anyone dream of saying "I hate Christianityism" in the same context?
It appears that even Islam's critics can't bring themselves to say what they really mean.
In my opinion, this kind of obfuscation merely muddies the waters.(sorry about the mixed metaphors)
Many fanatical Imams openly proclaim that they want Islam to take over the world, and that non-muslims should be despised. Why are they not being taken to task for 'hate speech'?

Ref. comment#37 by felandath:
"As a "Muslim Atheist", I feel there is no chance of dialogue between the rest of the World and Islam..."

How can anyone be a 'Muslim atheist'? :/

Sun, 22 Jun 2008 15:54:00 UTC | #187813

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