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Go to: DART: Controversial Bus Ads Pulled

moderndaythomas's Avatar Jump to comment 88 by moderndaythomas

I can't tell you how often I accidental put up a sign on a bus in a country that prides itself on free speech. Imagine my embarrassment when that happens.
"Ooopsy, looks like I put up another mildly offensive, non religious add again.
What will my pastor think?
Wait a minute, I don't give a shit.

Nice guy that pastor, doesn't know shit for evidence though.

Fri, 07 Aug 2009 19:45:00 UTC | #386040

Go to: For the love of God

moderndaythomas's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by moderndaythomas

If a pupil gets upset from something said in the playground, a good primary school will bring the issue back into a circle time or assembly discussion.

Once again, I don't know how this can be achieved without, at least in some indirect way, telling one child that their parents are wrong in their fundamental beliefs.

I wasn't raised in a religious house hold and as such I had approached the Book of Genesis with a firm tongue in my cheek.
When told from a friend that I would go to hell if I wasn't a christian.
I just smiled and said "what ever".
But I was sixteen at the time.
I said what ever to everything.

Sun, 03 May 2009 09:19:00 UTC | #355821

Go to: For the love of God

moderndaythomas's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by moderndaythomas

Instead, schools should harness children’s views in class debates, with teachers ensuring alternative (but never overtly offensive) opinions are heard.

I'd like to see something like this go down with little Jasmine's parents approval.
I know that in most churches they discuss thier own short comings as christians but to point out others faults is superiorly recognized as hypocritical. Though Jasmine's household may indeed be rife in extreme religious belief, even moderates will look upon the nonreligious as people that are doing very little to be better human beings.
They, after all, are right and every body else is wrong no matter how tolerant they may seem.

Sun, 03 May 2009 09:07:00 UTC | #355817

Go to: 40 Million Nonbelievers in America? The Secret Is Almost Out

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I had always found that people are always more shocked when you proclaim your lack of confidence out right in a god as opposed to skirting around the issue, though it becomes evident that you're leaning that way anyway.
It's as if it is acceptable (or forgettable) for others to entertain the notion of there being no god, but to affirm it in public is still taboo.

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:03:00 UTC | #354941

Go to: Darwin and the Intelligent Design Brigade

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Comment #331679 by NewEnglandBob

Nonsense. Medical advances, basic sciences and product development are among many capitalistic endeavors which can bring hope for the future.

Can't help but to point out that profit above all else is a prime motivator for much of the scientific research being conducted in the field at the moment.
If there's no promise of capital gain, it's not worth a patent.

Free inquiry, to me, seems to be part and parcel to socialism, at least in the sense that discovery would be unhindered by a pharmaceutical companies greed.

But then I'm just a pinko Canadian, after all.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 22:16:00 UTC | #316634

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