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Does evolution lead to atheism? - last commented 24 January 2011 02:00 PM

A call to all Germans - last commented 26 September 2010 07:40 PM

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Go to: One in seven thinks end of world is coming

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I am fairly certain that for me the world will end at the end of MY lifetime.

That is the case for everyone, not necessarily at the same time.

Fri, 04 May 2012 06:29:58 UTC | #939565

Go to: Godless Chaplains - Rock Beyond Belief

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That thing about the spiritual fitness test puts me off the most. That is inappropriate and discrimatory in the highest degree. The suicide hotline is the cream on top of the cake. .

I get the impression that someone in the higher ranks of the military thinks that if you're not folowing a silly ideology that blinds your judgement of reality and underestimates the value of your life, you're not fit to follow their commands (or make good commands). Maybe they should ask the atheists in the military what they'd think about that. .

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:37:31 UTC | #938110

Go to: How Sexual Prudery Makes America a Less Healthy and Happy Place

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Even though half of the part about Germany was about the UK, I am glad and surprised we were listed as an examplary part of the "good side" with our nude beaches, medatory sex ed, civil unions. On the other side: This is sad. Germany made it to the list and we're, in fact, not that very progressive over here and ruled by the more conservative of the two main parties that discriminates against homosexuals and constantly flirts with the pope. We have our government collect church tax for the Catholic and the Lutheran church and religion class in school.

Does anyone know anything about similar statistics in the north European countries (like those of Skandinavia)? That would be really interesting, I think.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:06:47 UTC | #935432

Go to: Religious "Baby Throwing" in India

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There is no doubt that any parent or guardian should be devastated by the mere idea of exposing their children to such fear and danger.

There is no doubt that this is dangerous - it's nine meters, it's a comparatively small blanket when seen from this height that is held by some careless volunteers and a guy who drops babies off a balcony must be out of his mind, regardless of whether that's for religious reasons or not.

However, I think journalism should be accurate and this doesn't seem to go with the video of the event:

The priest, who was cheered by the crowd every time he dropped a child, did not appear to be paying attention to where they fell.

It looks to me, as others here have pointed out, as though the priest is dropping the babies right above the blanket - and he does so with a scary air of routine. I'd assume the babies are much more safe in his hands than they would be if I, who would be scared as hell of hurting the baby and really careful, was forced to drop a baby onto a blanket from nine meters high.

However - that he is so routined at this only makes the whole scenario so much more creepy. The fact that the babies seem relatively(!) safe does not justify or excuse this event at all. As I said: The parents should be devastated by the mere idea, and if they are not, something is very, very wrong with them.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:04:29 UTC | #935417

Go to: Something From Nothing - An evening with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss - Canberra

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What exactly was it waiting for before it produced something? The perfect state of nothing? Waiting until it was comfortable? I

How would it wait? Time did not exist and waiting requires time to pass.

Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:41:25 UTC | #934578

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