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Go to: Belief In God Plummets Among Youth (CHART)

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Comment 8 by Carl Sai Baba :

Yes, but it is worded in the present tense. "never do it" != "never have done it"

I don't agree, given the meaning of "never". Yes, it's in the present tense, but to take another example: "I never win the lottery" implies that not only is the speaker not winning it right now, but they have not ever won it.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:16:56 UTC | #947352

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The assertion "I never doubt the existence of god" is loaded. If the subject ever doubted the existence of god, even once for one second, they would have to say they disagreed with the assertion if they were to be brutally honest.

The survey could simply reflect the subject's interpretation of how their response might be inferred; subjects of greater age presumably being better at reading between the lines...

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:19:58 UTC | #947289

Go to: Indonesian atheist faces long jail sentence for posting "God doesn't exist" on Facebook

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Indonesians can adhere to Confucianism. Wikipedia states:

Although Confucius the man may have been a believer in Chinese folk religion, Confucianism as an ideology is humanistic and non-theistic, and does not involve a belief in the supernatural or in a personal god.

How does that sit with requiring 'citizens to have "Belief in the one and only God".'?

[Edit] How can you be required to believe something, anyway?

Fri, 04 May 2012 07:39:20 UTC | #939578

Go to: Richard Dawkins - podcast, Masa Crítica: El podcast Ateo (Critical Mass: The atheist podcast)

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FYI: The podcast is music / speech in Spanish for the first 2 and a half minutes.

If you don't speak Spanish, you can safely skip to 02:30.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:17:51 UTC | #935228

Go to: Richard Dawkins speaks at Reason Rally

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Excellent points by Richard, as usual. He looks a little tired, though. Hope it's just jet-lag!

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:58:01 UTC | #930003

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