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Go to: Can the Reason Rally resonate in this most religious of democracies?

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The threat on the religious man's sweater suggests that he is possibly fearful and stressed himself. Getting laid could actually do him good and help him relax and make him more at ease to consider taking a critical look at his (likely repressive) religion eventually. There must be people that find him attractive. I doubt though that was meant with the "fuck this guy" sign, it is too personal anyway and very likely an ad hominem attack indeed.

And now I'll go read the article.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:18:11 UTC | #930947

Go to: Richard Dawkins and Michael Aus discuss The Clergy Project (with Polish subtitles)

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Congratulations to Michael Aus and good luck on his journey!

If he happens to be of Estonian descent, his last name would be fitting as it means 'honest' and 'fair' in English.

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:21:52 UTC | #930732

Go to: New Rule: Atheism is not a religion! Unbaptizes Mitt Romney's Dead Father-In-Law!

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It's not only that atheism is just another religion but The True Christianity (TM) in not a religion. I've seen quite a few times people say oh, I'm not religious I just follow Jesus Christ... The latest such christian megapop vid on youtube: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 16:31:19 UTC | #914825

Go to: “It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

mira's Avatar Jump to comment 46 by mira

The extreme relativists/leftists are not necessarily cowardly giving in to anybody in their minds. It seems they often have lost the sense of proportion and perspective on the ground scale while focusing on fine details. If you have some experience with drawing for example you know it's a common fault with human attention and awareness. It gives me hope that they can learn. We really do see the world through a narrow slit in the form of snapshots from which our brain has to piece together the great ever-changing puzzle.

But of-course there are often other components in the mix that have been previously pointed out here as well.

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:16:31 UTC | #913805

Go to: Refusing to Kill Daughter, Pakistani Family Defies Tradition, Draws Anger

mira's Avatar Jump to comment 118 by mira

Nunbeliever "The genes can't evaluate social environments and the social settings change much too fast for genes to be able to adapt in such a direct way as you suggest."

Well, the core social structures/ the basic gene reproduction strategies can stay in place for extremely long time. In specific that the males in a community are all relatives while the brides are from the outside and a drive for males to gain control over female reproduction. This is what even the chimps do, what many other non-related species do. Though I totally agree in general with humans things can be much messier and have bigger variations. I tend to see honor-killing as an extreme and probably twisted manifestation as well of these core strategies.

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:23:45 UTC | #876537

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