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Go to: Sometimes, it really is hard to tell faith from a mental illness

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Love the look that the guy to her right flashes her when she says 'I repent for the sin of worshipping intellectual minds'!

I wouldn't feel too sorry for her. I doubt that she's mentally ill: just worked herself up into a bit of a state, overdosed on adrenalin and then probably started hyperventilating.

She's intelligent, in her own eyes no doubt, rational human being and worked herself up into this state.

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:48:00 UTC | #463559

Go to: Nobel Laureate says God is ''Cruel, Spiteful, Vengeful, Jealous and Unbearable.''

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'Not looking for controversy'! What is he like when he is looking for it?

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 17:08:00 UTC | #410042

Go to: Teach both evolution and creationism say 54% of Britons

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I've always thought that the subjects of surveys like this should be required to pass a short test before their opinion is recorded. As others have pointed out, many people simple won't know what 'intelligent' design is and those that do probably don't understand evolution.

Re. testing, the same principle could be applied to elections of course. Before you're allowed to cast your vote you have to demonstrate that you have at least a vague idea of the policies of the party you hope will be elected.

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:57:00 UTC | #408618

Go to: Religion of hatred: Why we should no longer be cowed by the chattering classes ruling Britain who sneer at Christianity

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It really isn't worth getting worked up about Andrew Norman's witterings. Remember that he's paid to spew out stuff like this. His paymasters don't expect to see a balanced analysis - they want hate. They pay him by the centilitre of bile, and he knows it.

I'v heard various pundits - including Poly Toynbee, who gets a special mention in Andrew's rant - bemoaning the imminent demise of print media. Personally I'll be very glad if the Mail goes down. Think of the poor saps out there who lap up Andrew Norman's stuff.

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 19:38:00 UTC | #346840

Go to: Richard Dawkins on board with a pro-atheist message

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Initially I wasn't keen on the 'probably isn't' either. But, on reflection, I once found myself caught in an argument with a very bright (no pun intended: he is an Oxford educated lawyer) and very fervent believer who insisted that the Prof categorically denied the existence of a conscious god.

I pointed out to said believer that there's a chapter in The God Delusion entitled "Why there almost certainly isn't a god" but he refused to listen to me. Hopefully he'll have heard the 'probably' and, as they say in the north of England, 'thought on'.

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:10:00 UTC | #303611

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