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Go to: Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

hoops mccann's Avatar Jump to comment 69 by hoops mccann

I don't think we should give too much credibility to someone who can't distinguish between Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett.

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:01:10 UTC | #926293

Go to: Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

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"Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

Charles Bukowski

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 23:57:45 UTC | #926292

Go to: Belgium hears ex-bishop Vangheluwe play down abuse

hoops mccann's Avatar Jump to comment 70 by hoops mccann

"As with all families. When they came to visit, the nephews slept with me. It began as a game with the boys. It was never a question of rape."

As with all families? What kind of family was he from?

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 02:36:51 UTC | #616030

Go to: Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters

hoops mccann's Avatar Jump to comment 57 by hoops mccann

@COmment 30 by jimbojim

This from dictionary:

"Pseudepigrapha (from the Greek words pseudos = lie and epigrapho = write) is a text or a number of texts whose claimed authorship or authenticity is incorrect. In some cases, especially for books belonging to a canon, the question of whether a text is pseudepigraphical can be a matter of heavy dispute."

The Wikipedia usage is consistent with this definition.

The whole point is that Ehrman is making the case (in his books, if not explicitly in the article) for claiming that certain bible texts are, in fact, pseudepigrapha. He's not merely making assertions. If he's adding books into that category that haven't previously been there, he's giving reasons for justifying it.

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:48:34 UTC | #608844

Go to: Vatican confirms report of sexual abuse and rape of nuns by priests in 23 countries

hoops mccann's Avatar Jump to comment 62 by hoops mccann

"On one hand it's important to condemn this horror and it's important tell the truth, but we must not emphasise this at the expense of the work done by the majority ..."

... or the image of the institution.

The key word here is "hand". Why can't they just wank like the rest of the single men in the world?

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 01:14:27 UTC | #596319

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