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Go to: Richard Dawkins radio interview

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A reasonable interview but with all the same arguments we have heard AGAIN & AGAIN! How many times do we have to hear about Stalin & Hitler? Some memes are hard to kill!

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:15:06 UTC | #933672

Go to: Interview: Richard Dawkins Celebrates Reason, Ridicules Faith

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I don't understand people who feel that Professor Dawkins mocking and ridiculing insane beliefs are doing a disservice to atheism. Isn't "respecting" someone's outlandish beliefs just being condescending and effectively infantilizing them?

Yes... I can see how "mocking" could be counterproductive as a tactical maneuver but where does one draw the line? What if someone's sincerely & deeply held belief was that they were born on Mars... or that they could fly into outer space by flapping their arms? Do we look at these people and with a straight face say "Yes.... I truly respect your views. They are just as valid as evolutionary theory or quantum theory"? Is it only certain crazy biblical theories we have to respect? What about other books? How old does a crazy theory have to be before it "earns" our respect?

Remember that the transmogrification of the wafer and wine (as I understand it) means that it LITERALLY turns into Jesus's body & wine (not symbolically). Some people believe that the "miracles" actually happened! Not that they are just metaphorical!

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 03:56:51 UTC | #930684

Go to: UP w/ Chris Hayes

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Chris Hayes needs to switch to decaffeinated coffee!

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:22:44 UTC | #930497

Go to: Scientists Last Supper

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One of these guys is at the wrong table.

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 02:46:50 UTC | #927264

Go to: Jessica "Evil Little Thing" Ahlquist on CNN

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Being an American is really tough.

On the one hand we have a 16 year old girl who stands up for herself with poise, intelligence, and maturity well beyond her years...... and on the end of the spectrum we have grown men with a collective negative IQ spouting superstitious nonsense who are.... (wait for it)... running for president!

It hurts my head.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:08:14 UTC | #922648

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