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Go to: What do atheists do at Christmas?

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I am indulging what has now become my traditional christmas passtime - having flu.

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:32:00 UTC | #291810

Go to: Liddy Dole's Un-American Ad

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1. Comment #278958 by Eshto on November 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm

"There would be something a bit suspicious about a seven year old claiming to be an atheist."

Perhaps, but try this. Eighteen months ago my niece [then eight] returned from school and without prompting announced to her parents 'You know, I don't beleive in god and I think that the bible stories are probably just made up.' When questioned, she felt that there might be something in Big Foot and the Loch Ness monster, though. :O)

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 21:20:00 UTC | #265588

Go to: The soul? It may all be in your mind

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Amongst a number of self-penned aphorisms [or at least attempts at the same] abiding on post-its on my pinboard is this one of recent vintage. "God is the refusal to accept that all that goes on inside your head is only going on inside your head." A truth I've, a little sadly, come to realise.

As for the notion of a soul, a short while back I postulated that perchance it could be a recording of all your neuronal signatures somewhere out 'there' in the 'ether'. Like a sort of back-up file. A desperate attempt to hang on to the meme, I reluctantly concluded.

But imagine if there were such a thing as 'the spirit' and after death you could wander unfettered around the universe, darting from galaxy to galaxy in an instant, situating yourself in a collapsing star then surfing on its supernova before deciding you'd stick around for a few million years haunting a particular hydrogen atom that eventually gets conscripted into a molecule of water, and since time has no meaning for the 'soul' you could, should you wish eventually be part of the first rain to fall on a new planet, whilst all the time communicating with other souls that may or may not be doing the same but all the same trully know just what it is you feel when you hear your favourite records and recognise exactly why they are so great....

But, let's face it, when die you probably just cease to be... ahhh.. B*LL*CKS! :O(

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:44:00 UTC | #253910

Go to: Big Bang or Big Bounce?: New Theory on the Universe's Birth

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Amazing what turtles can do

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 11:02:00 UTC | #248874

Go to: New Rules for Sarah Palin and Her Witchdoctor

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Isn't it more likely he's laughing at the joke-writers' jokes, having just read them? This is American TV afterall. But, that nail remains very firmly hit does it not?

Sun, 05 Oct 2008 11:42:00 UTC | #246920

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