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Go to: Christianity 'could die out within a century'

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Personally, I would read "die out" as "no longer have the considerable political & social influence it currently has". Certainly some errant branches of Christianity will no doubt survive, but I think we'll begin to see less political involvement by organized Chrisitian groups (or at least, their involvement won't be so dominating, as it currently is in the U.S.).

I think Frankus1122 is right, in that organized Christianity is starting to have a desperate sound in their cry, as more anti-science and youth-group style attempts are made to stay relevant.

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:44:00 UTC | #187403

Go to: Male circumcision is a weapon in the sperm wars

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Ugh... crushed testicle... can't get out of my mind... so not right! :(

Anyway, I thought circumcision was done for cosmetic improvement! Alright, maybe that's just a side effect, then. Though I am curious what the trends of circumcision have been throughout the years, particularly in more secular areas. As much as I conceptually loathe the idea of genital mutilation... well, foreskin isn't exactly something I find pleasant, either. :s

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:57:00 UTC | #180076

Go to: Car dealership advert tells atheists to 'shut up'

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This is crap. Everyone knows that God drives a Plymouth: "And He drove Adam And Eve from the Garden of Eden in His Fury."

And that Moses liked British cars: "The roar of Moses' Triumph was heard throughout the hills."

On the other hand, Jesus humbly drove a Honda but didn't brag about it, because in his own words: "I did not speak of my own Accord."


I'm surprised this is in California. I'm curious how it'll affect their car sales...

Tue, 27 May 2008 16:49:00 UTC | #175972

Go to: These dim-wits believe in anything but God

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Wow, the article has so many loaded terms and insults ("dreary ogre"?), it's hard to take seriously. I know it's an opinion piece, but still....

The NSS's agenda is simple: it wants to force the next generation to stop thinking about the spiritual, the transcendental and the mysterious, in favour of a negative utilitarianism.

Well, except for the "negative" part, I don't see a problem here... :P

Sat, 17 May 2008 11:56:00 UTC | #172347

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