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Go to: Homeopath Thomas Sam guilty of daughter Gloria's death

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He also told police in an interview the day after Gloria's death he would "definitely" have sought conventional medical treatment for Gloria if he had known how serious her condition was.
but then
The jury heard Gloria's rash was so bad at six months' that her skin would weep and tear when her parents changed her clothing and nappies.
Her skin was tearing routinely for three months and yet this guy somehow couldn't fathom that, yes, she was in a serious condition!?

Sat, 06 Jun 2009 09:58:00 UTC | #368350

Go to: Creation

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Ultimately it is the ghost of Annie, his adored 10 year-old daughter who leads him out of darkness and helps him reconnect with his wife and family.
This sentence makes it seem unlikely that the ghost story part is a metaphor; unfortunately it seems to be referring to an actual ghost, not just memories.

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 08:51:00 UTC | #366537

Go to: Atheists roll out ad campaign

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I'm surprised no one else has commented yet on the fact that Bloomington's mayor is an atheist, not only that but a very open one.

Sat, 23 May 2009 12:54:00 UTC | #363499

Go to: And He Shall Be Judged

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This is very, very creepy... even by Bush administration standards...

EDIT Watching the slideshow, as many people as possible need to see these. They're not reports, they're religious propaganda, directed at the president himself.

Sun, 17 May 2009 15:41:00 UTC | #361121

Go to: Atheists: No God, no reason, just whining

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A lot of what she says is just an outright blatant misrepresentation. And her idea that it's atheists that aren't seriously challenging theism with arguments is completely absurd. It's the theologians and priests who have power and influence without justifying it, that's what faith is all about. Faith does whatever it wants without justifying it whereas rationalist atheism is all about creating a more reason based society by countering religion, superstition and pseudoscience. She's just another writer jumping on the bandwagon of sticking negative stereotypes to atheism which is all too common now, she's a flea; seemingly without even the slightest attempt to understand what rationalist atheism is.

The irony being that it is her who is seemingly angry as are the many others who have written about atheists this way, angry that faith really is just that weak and that those theologians really don't have deep secrets locked up somewhere.

Sun, 17 May 2009 11:14:00 UTC | #361008

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