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Go to: Genocide: What is behind irrational evil perpetrated by ordinary people?

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Whilst it is certainly true in the "West" that things are, or rather have improved significantly over, say the last 500 years. Most people would be shaken to the core when confronted by just how cheap life is on most of the rest of the planet. I've seen these things close up during my military service and I'm forced to the conclusion that humans carry the capacity to do these things and it doesn't take much to bring it out. 24 hours after the food runs out they'll all be clubbing each other to death over the last tin of beans.

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:25:04 UTC | #933973

Go to: Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group

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Comment 7 by mordacious1 :

“The bishops have come together...We don’t need altar boys.”

What unfortunate phrasing, Mr. Donohue.

Another keyboard bites the dust! What a marvelous sense of humour pedophilia enabling Mr Donohue has.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:31:19 UTC | #928460

Go to: Is Richard Dawkins an ape?

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Tim commenting on the article, seriously needs some sense shoeing into him.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:25:52 UTC | #928457

Go to: Dress-wearing 73 year-old unmarried celibate man vehemently supports thing he has no experience of

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Comment 12 by xmaseveeve :

I'm so angry at just having heard the head of the UK Christian Party - the what?? - on BBC News 24, saying a dog can form a partnership with a cat (implying that gay people are not human) and that homosexuality is a 'symptom' which 'denotes' (although he said donates) that society is 'turning away from God'.

Wow. This guy is a real stoater!!!!! He repeatedly stated that his is the mainstream view of homosexuality and any politician saying otherwise just wants votes. Get your head around that one. It worries me that this guy can vote, never mind lead a political party.

I think rather than Stoater the word would be plamph.

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 21:45:21 UTC | #924428

Go to: Dawkins Foundation care packages go to atheists in foxholes

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Comment 5 by Wokkie :

I think it's a nice gesture. When I was conscripted in the Dutch military service we had next to the Jewish and Christian "support centers" also a humanist "support center" which was great, but I don't know how it's organized at others. It's always nice to get a present and especially when you're doing service, I think.

And what a nice package in comparison to getting a sandwich and "good advice" from a priest. ;-)

Not sure if that option exists on the UK system yet, it didn't in my day. However I do still have friends serving in the Ghan and I can say that the lads really appreciate receiving them. Most people at the sharp end live in squalor so any little luxury is highly appreciated. Most Corps and Regiments in the UK military have quite sophisticated support groups sending out things the lads really need.

It's important to include the right items as well, including items found in ration packs like certain biscuits and "nutty" (Sweets and Chocolates) is not as good as packets of wet wipes for example.

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:05:42 UTC | #918522

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