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Go to: What do atheists do at Christmas?

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How does christians celebrate xmas? Do they dress up like Jesus and play chess? Do they write ten important rules in stone tablets and wrap them up in colorful paper? Do they confess being pregnant with people other than their husbands?

Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:50:00 UTC | #292015

Go to: When Atheists Attack

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Compare the different tax proposals the candidates make and decide which one is more about "elitism".

http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/11/news/economy/candidates_taxproposals_tpc/index.htm?postversion=2008061115

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 07:47:00 UTC | #238139

Go to: How to reconcile Richard Dawkins?

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Oh no! Not the Stalin/Hitler/Mao argument again. Atheism is totally void of moral content. Not believing in god or other supernatural things does not involve any pointers on how to act at all.

Let's take an example. Being white has no moral content either.

Have white people committed evil deeds towards black people because they where black?
Yes.
Was it because they where white?
No.
Why? Because being white does not give you any moral conviction.
Does that mean white people are evil or that being white somehow makes you evil?
No.
Lack of pigmentation does not make you evil. It has no bearing whatsoever on your moral preferences.

I can't believe this one keeps coming up. We need someone to make a convincing (but not too long) statement about this as a flyer or visiting card to be passed around to everyone in the audience of a debate and to the media before answering any questions. This issue must die!

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:22:00 UTC | #163575

Go to: Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss

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I was thinking about one thing they talked about in the Q&A. The issue about bringing more science and scientific thinking into popular culture. The first think that came to my mind where it already exists is tv-shows and books about crime investigation.

All sorts of stuff like CSI and shows about court trials are very popular. People like looking for clues and the investigation of evidence.

Is there something to be learned from that kind of entertainment when trying to promote scientific thinking in a wider sense?

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 03:37:00 UTC | #153270

Go to: Debate between Richard Dawkins and Madeline Bunting

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I think when arguing about labeling children it's more convincing to compare religion to political movements.
"You don't say a democratic child or a republican child" Marxist works nice too!

Furthermore I'd like to add that a child should have the right to label itself anything. It maybe goes without saying, though.

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:47:00 UTC | #120643

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