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Go to: What Should Replace Religions?

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Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:27:01 UTC | #584551

Go to: Should employers be blind to private beliefs?

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Hmm...tricky one. I would use the following algorithm:

1) Are the people making the decision more or equally competent/published/respected than the person being considered in the field? If yes, then they can discriminate on the basis of belief. This ensures that an accomplished Newton would not be rejected, but an amateur one who has not yet been proven would (Collateral damage).

2) Are the people making the decision less competent? Then, really they should be slightly embarrassed that a person with the handicap of religion is better than them and should be grateful someone better will be joining them.

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:43:37 UTC | #584211

Go to: The limitations of the single narrative

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This really is not about Islam. It is about something very important for rational thinking:

The narrative shapes views, and those with more power have more narratives. Hearing stories from one side only will most likely make you a bigot and you will never realize it.

A very simple fact that most will never get throughout their lives.

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:03:37 UTC | #583992

Go to: The limitations of the single narrative

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Thanks for posting this. I thought it was brilliant, very insightful, and witty as well.

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:59:16 UTC | #583967

Go to: Islamophobia is the moral blind spot of modern Britain

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Some statistics. Just to clarify (For the over-zealous), I'm not implying anything. I like to look up numbers.

Google search:

islam About 4,130 results

christianity About 2,910 results

paedophiles About 672 results

terrorists About 403 results

pope About 31,700 results

burka About 1,960 results

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:06:18 UTC | #582601

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