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Go to: Tragic hero: Laurie Taylor interviews Terry Eagleton

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67. Comment #397874 by jo5ef

"The only idea of emancipation worth having is one that starts from looking at the worst, that starts from Swift's race of odious little vermin. If you're the kind of humanist who can understand what Socrates meant when he said it would been far better if man had never been born, you're on. A humanism like Dawkins's and possibly that held by Hitchens isn't worth all that much. It's too easy."
I profoundly disagree with this but think it illustrates well Eagleton's character. Cant quite see how it squares with Christian teachings though.

Really? I read that and immediately recognised the vestiges of a catholic upbringing.

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:39:00 UTC | #380640

Go to: Animals can tell right from wrong

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Skepticato: I'm pretty sure PsyPro was referring to the so-called "tree of life" as being a bush.

Thu, 28 May 2009 01:14:00 UTC | #365233

Go to: Berlin 'pro-religion' referendum soundly defeated

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Aquilacane wrote:

Better a Berliner than a Dutchie, ha ha ha. (That is, the doughnut Dutchie not the kind you pass on the left hand side)

Do you pass them because they're driving Volkswagen Golfs?

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:50:00 UTC | #353949

Go to: The New Humanism

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"How dare you enjoy life?! I never got to enjoy life!"

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:12:00 UTC | #338420

Go to: Science is just one gene away from defeating religion

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@Comment #344888 by ahmunnaeetchoo

*sings* "Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves..."


Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:10:00 UTC | #329005

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