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Go to: Make The Pope Pay

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When the last pope came to Toronto, years ago, there were huge preparations--and the actual turn-out of people to see him was not nearly as large as expected. That was more telling than any amount of protesting.
His irrelevance is best demonstrated by ignoring him.

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:25:00 UTC | #437850

Go to: The God Delusion - paperback on NYT's Best Seller List

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Veronique:

Love the avatar. Scottish fold?

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:08:00 UTC | #429305

Go to: 'Probably' the best atheist bus campaign ever

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Mark Smith:

You are right: DR is very puzzling. Sometimes he even asks questions, but he runs off again as soon as you start to have a discussion with him. I tried once:I was very polite; he just says things like 'good point' and offers a one or two word 'rebuttal', and then clears off again. I can't figure out what he wants.

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:33:00 UTC | #257623

Go to: The Joke's on Him: Bill Maher could use a lesson in civility from Michael Moore

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PI just arrived here today: I guess he has no idea about the arguments that go on ...
And the insults: where are Diacanu, The Rev Dark and the other guys with the great invective?
I'm not a scientist, but I have worked with and lived beside many homosexuals in my time, and I am at a complete loss to understand how they could be seen as a menace to society.

Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:42:00 UTC | #253206

Go to: Catholic maternity wards 'face closure' if abortion law passes

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On abortion:
we could look to other natural beings. Lots of mammalian mothers will kill (and eat!) their babies if they are sufficiently stressed or frightened. Rabbits re-absorb their unborn rather than bringing them to term if the conditions dictate. Women are on one level programmed to give birth--it is a very profound instinct--so if a woman makes the decision that she cannot cope with giving birth, why should we not let her follow her judgment? Contraception and abortion are the 'rational' way of doing what the other mammals do naturally (if sometimes gruesomely). Infanticide is a tradition with a long (and sometimes respectable ancestry); surely abortion and contraception achieve the same end far more humanely?
Most women want to bear babies, so if they don't, they should be listened to. Men toss around the accusations of laziness and fashion, but I don't think it is a decision any woman would take lightly. So she gets to choose.

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:48:00 UTC | #240723

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