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Go to: Correspondence regarding the Templeton Foundation

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I would second Smith's comment and request for clarification by Richard and/or Josh. As much of and admirer of Dr. Shermers work as I am, I was absolutely shocked to see that he allowed himself to be affiliated with a group such as Templeton in both his conference and in the pamphlet that he contributed to and allowed them to place an advertisement in Skeptic for.

While Dr. Shermer is free to do as he wishes with the magazine, I am shocked by his decisions based upon what I know about Templeton. What shocked me even more is the endorsement of the conference by this site.

Any comment at all?????

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:12:00 UTC | #373633

Go to: Johann Hari: Dear God, stop brainwashing children

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15. Comment #374234 by TCM on May 8, 2009 at 9:07 am

"Looking back, I suppose were probably some who were taking it seriously, but they were probably religious anyway and didn't need the school's help."

Bear in mind that these are children. When I was a child, I attended a christian school (I was sent there by my atheist father..strangely enough). When I started considering myself religious, it was because of the influence of my school, not my parents.

When children are under the impression that school is a place that you go to learn facts (as I assume many of them are), they accept the things they are taught as such. The implication of being forced to pray to a deity every morning is that one exists.

I honestly do not see how indoctrinating children in this way does anything to help them NOT adopt rediculous beliefs.

Fri, 08 May 2009 08:19:00 UTC | #357437

Go to: Bill Maher Mocks Texas Gov. Perry Over Evolution and Swine Flu

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It is always interesting to see how quickly people run back to grab a hold of the leg of science whenever they realize that there is a possibility that Jesus will not save them. I see it occasionally in my line of work. It is truly frightening, however, that there is a not so insignificant portion of the population that cannot be shaken from their faith even when their lives (or the lives of their children, neighbors, etc) are at risk.

Remind me again why faith is a virtue.

Tue, 05 May 2009 08:37:00 UTC | #356463

Go to: A First Look at the Bones of a 'Hobbit'

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cerad, there is no need for evidence any longer.

It has just been privately revealed to me that they are indeed human. The one on display did covet his neighbor's ass, though (as well as the ass of his neighbors wife, which I understand is doubly sinful) and is currently languishing in eternal hell fire.

Poor little fella'

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:55:00 UTC | #350740

Go to: Stephen Hawking Hospitalized

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Best wishes to Dr. Hawking. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

He is truly an incredible example of the triumph of the human spirit over obstacles which seem insurmountable to the vast majority of us... and that is really to say nothing of the treasure he is to the scientific community and humanity as a whole.

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:50:00 UTC | #350737

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