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Go to: In Defense of Dawkins’s Reason Rally Speech

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Comment 63 by xmaseveeve : The interview was filmed in 1959, when he was very old. He told an anecdote of how smoking saved his life. I won't spoil it, because I'm hoping that Tyler will find it and post a link.

I suppose this is the interview you are referring to: Bertrand Russell on YouTube

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:07:52 UTC | #932687

Go to: South African church billboard banned following atheist complaint

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Instead of banning anything, atheists should have placed the corresponding placard in the vicinity, with a man depicted to have shit for brains and a headline saying "a religionist is a man who will believe any kind of bullshit".

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 02:08:19 UTC | #910037

Go to: Tim Minchin song mocking Christ pulled from Jonathan Ross' Christmas special

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Comment 61 by aquilacane :

Not his best work.

The Jesus song is a shocker... but it's also great publicity for TM.

I do think that he has much better material, including on religion. I wouldn't be shocked if the song was pulled just for being a stinker. (I'd do it myself if I were the TV exec responsible).

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:49:41 UTC | #903093

Go to: Why We Lie

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1.) I first came across the power of self deceit in C.S.Lewis who urged those, who wish to become Christians to achieve its benefits but could just not swallow its tenets, to simply pretend. Act out being Christian, then one day, without realising, you will have ceased to pretending.

A long time ago I've tried this (precisely as described). It didn't work for me. Wasn't any good at pretending.

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 00:34:33 UTC | #902702

Go to: Top 10 books of 2011

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I was just about to mention the same thing.

Comment 2 by Chris.Holden :

What about Stephen Pinker's awesome The Better Angels of our Nature?

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 06:06:37 UTC | #900192

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