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Go to: UPDATED: Beyond New Atheism?

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It seems to me that "new atheism" is simply atheists who have decided to speak up a little.

Whats not to like?

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:26:35 UTC | #523165

Go to: The fires of Hell are real and eternal, Pope warns

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This is the man that the UK government is shortly going to welcome on a State Visit.

I urge all of you in the UK to contact your MP and register your objection to this. I have already done so. Here is the reply I got to an e-mail sent to the Sec of State for Scotland who invited the pope to visit Scotland as part of his UK visit.

"Thank you for your e-mail of 2 February 2010, addressed to the Secretary of State for Scotland, regarding the proposed visit of the Pope to Scotland this year, as part of his UK tour. I have been asked to reply.

While the Holy See's positions on a number of matters (for example, on homosexuality) differ from those of the UK Government, the Holy See is regarded as a valuable partner in the work done by the Government on a variety of issues, particularly in the area of foreign policy. And as you know, the Government remains firmly committed to human rights issues and has already introduced measures to tackle inequality within various areas of life.

As you may also be aware, the forthcoming visit of the Pope to the UK will be a Papal visit and, as such, it will have status equivalent to a State Visit. As in the case of State Visits, certain parts of the costs involved in the Pope's visit will therefore be borne by public funds. (For example, in Scotland the costs of policing and public order would be the responsibility of the Scottish Government).

However, at this early stage in the process it is not possible to calculate the costs of the Pope's visit until the itinerary has been confirmed. Currently, investigations are under way with this in mind, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) are liaising with the Vatican on the details. For further enquiries on this, I would suggest you contact the FCO at the following address for more information:

The Visit Officer
Global & Economic Issues Directorate
Room WH3.424
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:37:00 UTC | #443382

Go to: What Would Jesus Do? Uganda, White Supremacy and Evangelical Blood Money

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Why can't these people just let others get on with their lives? And what is with the overwhelming interest in the sex lives of others?

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 21:51:00 UTC | #438248

Go to: Make The Pope Pay

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The Secretary of State for Scotland met with Benedict in October last year. Apparently they discussed poverty and climate change.

Then with absolutely no sense of irony, the SoS invited him to visit Scotland, which of course would leave a carbon footprint that even Jeremy Clarkson would be proud of.

I doubt these people engage their brains before opening their mouths.

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 09:18:00 UTC | #437801

Go to: Haiti relief efforts set to relieve God shortage

wtargentina's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by wtargentina

"Hey everyone our container of aid has arrived"

Everyone, "Hallelujah, open it up quick and give us the food and medicine"

"Hang on I'll just use this crowbar...... wait a minute, it's full of electronic bibles"

Everyone, "WTF!"

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 07:59:00 UTC | #434915

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