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Go to: Obama Thanksgiving Speech Didn't Mention God

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There are many thousands of gods. Did he not even thank 10 of them? What?, not even one!? Oh my god.

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:01:06 UTC | #893549

Go to: Religion must be in key school exam, insist faith leaders

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I may well be wrong but I didn't think RE (religious Education) was available as a school subject; I thought only RI (Religious Indoctrination) was available.

Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:45:32 UTC | #582822

Go to: Rudeness Is a Neurotoxin

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Comment 10 by biorays

Very interesting. You should submit it to the journal Social Text for publication.

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:14:43 UTC | #574511

Go to: The Islamification of Britain: record numbers embrace Muslim faith

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By using data from the Scottish 2001 census – the only survey to ask respondents what their religion was at birth as well as at the time of the survey

I would be really interested to know how a persons religion changes between conception and birth. Scottish census organisers, perhaps in future you could ask respondents for their religion at all three of conception, birth and time of survey?

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:24:25 UTC | #573106

Go to: Are we living in a designer universe?

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An interesting article but, oh dear, he has fallen into the monotheistic pit with this:

The argument over whether the universe has a creator, and who that might be, is among the oldest in human history. But amid the raging arguments between believers and sceptics, one possibility has been almost ignored – the idea that the universe around us was created by people very much like ourselves, using devices not too dissimilar to those available to scientists today.

Why not:

The argument over whether the universe has a team of creators, and who they might be, is among the oldest in human history. But amid the raging arguments between believers and sceptics, one possibility has been almost ignored – the idea that the universe around us was created by a single (and the only existing) person very much like ourselves, using devices not too dissimilar to those available to scientists today.

Why is it that when considering the possibility of a designer/creator the singular is always used. Clearly if the universe was designed, a team of designers was involved.

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:48:28 UTC | #508605

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