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Go to: Richard Dawkins - Absolute Morality

EoghainOKeeffe's Avatar Jump to comment 83 by EoghainOKeeffe

What an exhilaratingly brilliant answer to a tired old question! Professor Dawkins, you absolutely nailed it in less than two minutes. I honestly don't think anybody could come back and argue with what you just said. Entire books have been written about this subject and people (such as William Lane Craig) get themselves tied up in theological tangles (making themselves look immoral in the process)...but you have shown how simple it is to have the final word on the idea of absolute morality. Bravo!

Mon, 03 May 2010 07:39:00 UTC | #465206

Go to: Christopher Hitchens on Real Time w Bill Maher, March 26, 2010

EoghainOKeeffe's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by EoghainOKeeffe

I found this clip uncomfortable viewing because Hitchens seems quite drunk and not as articulate as he normally is.

With that said, I agree thoroughly with everything Hitchens says. I just don't think he came across as well as he usually does.

When I first clicked on the link, I was expecting to see Hitchens discussing the child abuse scandals with Bill O'Reilly. Now that would have been explosive!

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 07:06:00 UTC | #453243

Go to: <em>New Scientist</em> blurbs dumb ideas about evolution

EoghainOKeeffe's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by EoghainOKeeffe

'New Scientist' is a good magazine and I continue to read it every week (last week there was an excellent article about the contribution of retroviruses to the human genome) but the Fodor article, this week, was an embarrassment.

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 21:40:00 UTC | #439519

Go to: Make The Pope Pay

EoghainOKeeffe's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by EoghainOKeeffe

The pope is currently opposing the equality bill, in the UK, because he claims that it takes away the church's 'basic human right' to discriminate against homosexuals. Nice.

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 19:09:00 UTC | #437620

Go to: Real men find Church too girly

EoghainOKeeffe's Avatar Jump to comment 68 by EoghainOKeeffe

I first thought that this article was an Onion satire. Especially when I read this gem of a paragraph:

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The charity continues: "Maybe it's not 'politically correct', but men quite like the attention of women! They also like to be waited on - so long as they are not made to feel guilty. Instead of having to queue for coffee, why not ask some of the women to go round with trays of coffee and biscuits or chocky bars? Coupled with a charming smile, many men would find that very attractive!"
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But, no, this article does seem genuine.

The real answer, as to how to entice more people to come to church, is staring them in the face. Get rid of all the supernatural nonsense and, well, the religion. Especially get rid of the twisted idea that torture can reduce the 'debt' of sin. Turn church into a chess club or an astronomy group instead and they will find intelligent people flocking there in droves!

Still, it can't really come as a surprise as I just, today, read that the Pope is complaining that the equality bill is trying to take away the church's 'right' to discriminate against homosexuals!

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:34:00 UTC | #437579

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