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Go to: Petition to defend Indian rationalist from false accusations

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Comment 11 by Metamag :

                 > [Comment 7](/articles/646169-petition-to-defend-indian-rationalist-from-false-accusations/comments?page=1#comment_946207) by   [Nairb](/profiles/34388) :> >   The problem here is not religous bullshit.It pseudo secular bullshit.> > India is not a secular state- its a multi religous state. Therefor ridiculous situations like this. And it happily ignores international Human Rights laws.> Yeah, I'm continually surprised when people call India as the biggest secular democracy.Wishful thinking I guess.Also whenever cases like these pop up, Bill Gates comes up in my mind. An atheist who has dozens of billions of dollars and would not feel a dent while funding these organizations and more throughout the world and would actually make a significant difference.Yet not a peep from him.

Signed. I can understand Bill Gates predicament. He married a Belinda who was raised catholic and is still a believer. I too married a catholic raised spouse, who incidentally only believes in belief. Bill is probably afraid to rock the boat at home.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 01:22:21 UTC | #946248

Go to: Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

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Comment 7 by Sparkly1 :

As a theist, I feel atheists who are not angry with me are condescending to me. As if I was mildly mentally challenged. As if they were the all-knowing beings. So I resent that, of course. I would appreciate a don't ask, don't tell mentality regarding this issue. Everyone allowed to believe what they choose, as we probably NEVER NEVER will know the truth.

Once again the irony of a theist statement escapes them. You have missed the point with your "don't ask, don't tell" policy. This same kind of policy was just dropped in the US military for gay soldiers; where were you when this occured?

What you are saying to atheists is "Shut up, I don't care what you have to say." all the while religion and religious people are allowed to espouse their belief unfettered in public!

Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:01:00 UTC | #621098

Go to: My Spiritual Journey

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Obama is probably a cultural X-tain, much the same way Einstein was a cultural Jew. His wife Michelle is no doubt an X-tain and as such Obama probably likes to keep the peace at home. Based on what he wrote, I think he is a Deist at worst or an Agnostic at best. Obama speaks more about the black church and how it has helped in the community with child care, senior citizens and unemployment and talked very little about how religion did any of the work. He would have been insane, at least in the eyes of the average American voter, to admit that he doesn't believe in the afterlife or that he didn't believe in the almighty. The sad fact is, that without the religious to bolster the polls; Obama would not have been elected. This is indeed an example of politics and religion hand in hand; Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers would be rolling in their graves if they saw the state of affairs today in US politics.

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:49:30 UTC | #620462

Go to: Happy birthday, Christopher Hitchens

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Happy belated birthday Hitch. Keep writing the good write and fighting the good fight!!

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 01:08:27 UTC | #616011

Go to: Clinton John Dawkins

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My deepest sympathy Professor Dawkins. He will live on in your thoughts, his body but a husk to return to stardust. He was indeed one of the lucky ones...

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Fri, 10 Dec 2010 03:58:54 UTC | #561181

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