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Go to: A Tale of Two Atheists

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Fascinating. I much prefer Mohler's direct dissention to Ms Armstrong's fence-sitting bollocks philosophy. Her 'arguments' smack of uselessness.

Please forgive my scare-quote usage.

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 02:22:00 UTC | #397078

Go to: Two articles:Wanton slaughter in Pakistan after allegations that the Koran had been 'desecrated'

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Steve Zara,

If there really are a substantial number of people in the world who can't truly empathise with people in distant lands who are suffering (and not just some intellectual belief that they don't deserve to suffer), then the world is in serious trouble, in my opinion.


I think that's exactly the case. Sorry to be so pessimistic, but I truly think that empathy is a rare virtue.

Amnis

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 03:47:00 UTC | #386898

Go to: The Chaser's War on Everything: Do you Believe the Bible is True?

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This reminds me of a day in Melbourne when a mate and I were approached by a bible thumper. This man was a proper literalist, so we postulated the following scenario taken from 1 Samuel 15: God orders Saul to kill all the Amalekites, but Saul spares the king and the animals. God is pissed off and takes the rule off Saul as punishment. We asked him if he would kill off all the Jews if god instructed him to, and he sat and thought about it for a good minute. The guy was actually contemplating genocide. Genocide!!! When we brought this to his attention, he had no argument.

The thought that some of these nutters are not only out there, but actively trying to spread their message, is disturbing enough to keep me awake at night.

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 21:39:00 UTC | #385362

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182. Comment #383613 by daabbah on June 1, 2009 at 6:33 am

I'm tempted to call Poe's Law.

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:59:00 UTC | #366672

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91. Comment #381053 by Hermiene on May 25, 2009 at 6:37 am

She was blocking the entrance (which is actually illegal), and wouldn't get out of my face. I normally don't respond to these sorts, but her aggressiveness irked me enough to tell her to back off (and I'm sure I wasn't very kind about it). Imagine if you were going into PP and you were scared, confused, not sure what to do, and this beastly character was there trying to confuse you and make you feel guilty about a choice you might make; I wasn't in that state of mind and I still found her unnerving.

I reckon she must have been at least a little bit batty, because even the most strident (haha) of these folk usually don't resort to violence.

Tue, 26 May 2009 18:02:00 UTC | #364733

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