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Go to: [UPDATE-07-Jan: commentary by Russell Blackford] Prejudiced Danes provoke fanaticism

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I haven't got time to look up the 'evidence', but I'm sure I remember seeing at the time examples of cartoons published in the arab and muslim press which portrayed jews in an offensive manner, and not as one-offs. It seems they can dish it out, but can't take it.
In respect of the article itself, I fear the writer is a no-brainer.

Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:44:00 UTC | #428523

Go to: Teach both evolution and creationism say 54% of Britons

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Don't worry - it took centuries for religion to accept the fact that the celestial sphere wasn't revolving around the earth. It's only a hundred and fifty years since Darwin, so we've got some while to go yet. Off-topic, but there was a good programme on the box last night about race and intelligence - but it showed that even intelligent men such as James Watson can have false beliefs - what hope for all of us duffers. Thank god I was born atheist.

Changing the subject again - I've just got Sky, and I have spent a few hours with a stupid grin on my face watching just a few of the many 'god' channels. WTF, you think, and then realise that every five minutes there is a demand for donations - and I'm sure it's not cheap to keep these channels on air. The money must be rolling in - so many stupid people in the world.

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:02:00 UTC | #408997

Go to: The Return of Religion

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Straw man time - has anyone actually heard Richard Dawkins (or Harris, Dennett or Hitchens) shout or even be strident. Even the books by this quartet do not 'shout'. They make a legitimate argument, not necessarily against religion itself, but against the influence which 'we' (society) allows religion to have in our affairs. In the UK we have bishops (only anglican ones) in the house of lords; religious 'experts' consulted on any moral issue; and the bane of multi-culturalism - which too often is a misnomer for allowing another set of religious beliefs to add further confusion to our lives. Their basic argument is that what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes (or churches) is up to them - but leave the rest of us out of it.
The one element of stridency which Dawkins might be guilty of is concerning the 'child abuse' - society allowing each new generation to be indoctrinated in whatever looney ideas their parents possess - and we are now giving millions of pounds of taxpayers money to extend that indoctrination into our schools.

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:01:00 UTC | #201086

Go to: Fury at funeral songs ban

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why does god need a microphone?

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:48:00 UTC | #201072

Go to: Churchgoing on its knees as Christianity falls out of favour

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The article assumes that 'christian' children will 'lose' their faith, whilst 'muslim' and 'hindu' children will retain theirs. In reality, as these immigrant communities become 4th, 5th and 6th generation, I believe that the dropout rate will begin to match that of christianity.

Fri, 09 May 2008 04:11:00 UTC | #168348

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