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Go to: Richard Dawkins and Aubrey Manning

amalthea's Avatar Jump to comment 79 by amalthea

Loved the videos, thanks to Admin or whoever it was put it up. I could watch both of them talk for hours/days. As for climate change, I was originally in the 'Oh no!' camp. then saw other evidence/blogs/conversations about resources and became a little sceptical (as I still am) but my main argument nowadays is more along the lines of; ok, we have a planet, some people don't care if it's gone when they're dead, I do, and my children and grandchildren will. Is it not my duty to err on the side of caution and see if I can protect our fragile little biosphere? If it turns out I'm wrong, I'll be the first person to hold myself up to public humiliation for being wrong, but if the people who deny climate change is a threat are wrong, will someone give my grandchildren a place in their bunker?

I admit it, I'm just selfish, I want my genes to propogate.

Time we saw some REALLY hard science on this and not just a load of arguments and counter arguments. Maybe some concerted effort would help?

A Sceptic

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:54:00 UTC | #301280

Go to: Atheist bus adverts could lead to watchdog ruling on God's existence

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UK, Spain, US, Australia....... The world is catching fire as atheists the world over realise they are not alone. Long may it continue. As for Rev. Green, I love his songs, I was brought up on Al Green... oh wait... The other one you say? OK, well, talk about an own goal. Doesn't he realise how ironic his words are? No, I mean really, how can he be so misguided as to ignore the obvious, the argument cuts both ways.

I'd love him to sue, then this would go to court. Imagine how that would work out :)


Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:35:00 UTC | #301188

Go to: Atheists launch bus ad campaign

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10/10 for Ariane (she IS a babe isn't she?) and everyone who donated. I live in London, and look forward to explaining to people what it's all about. WooHoo!!!! Nice One!


Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:13:00 UTC | #298691

Go to: Beyond Belief: Darwinism and religion

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I'm a little confused here. Why no balance? No atheist representatives at all?

The worst thing about these people is that all their proof is 'from the book'.



Mon, 05 Jan 2009 17:14:00 UTC | #297945

Go to: Assassins of the Mind

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Great piece of writing. I don't really have a problem with the anyi-Iranian sentiment, in the same way I don't object when he has a go at Europe, or anyone else for that metter. He has his own pet-hates, and we do too. Until religion ceases to be a political entity in its own right, we'll have to suffer more 'Gaza Strip' news stories, more glimpses into Rwanda, and even closer, the Baltic states going about their ethnic cleansing, without a word from the UN (until afterwards, of course).

I'm admittedly not an expert on international affairs, but maybe, just maybe, it should be against international law to kill innocents, or use them as a human shield. As I say, not an expert and maybe naive, but I quite like this little planet we have, and I'd hate to get all dead because some old f*cker in Saudi Arabia isn't getting laid enough (probably at all) and decides to have people killed in the name of Father Xmas, St Nicholas, Mohammed, the Tooth Fairy or whatever the heck god he is deluded enough to follow.

(off to read some more history. maybe if i know it I won't have to repeat it....)

And a happy new year to you all!


Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:39:00 UTC | #297925

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