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Go to: Holy Redundant

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Despite this traditional anomaly, we do have an atheist as Deputy Prime Minister and nobody gives a hoot. Perhaps when the USA has one for Vice President you guys might have earned the right to teach us about 'church & state'.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:35:06 UTC | #937209

Go to: The atheist who tried to steal Christmas

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I thought the article was brilliant! The funniest thing I've read in ages, right up there with Wodehouse and Pratchett. If it needs debunking I certainly couldn't do better than Paula Kirby (Comment 16) has already done.

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:00:44 UTC | #903111

Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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I first heard the news of Christopher's death through the following post on another forum, one for which I am the administrator. I know the poster to be a devout, church-going Christian:

"Hinchens died of eosophageal cancer. He regularly smoked cigarettes, in the face of plain evidence of their lethal capacity. This is the behaviour of a rational man who wants me to follow his belief system? Sorry, this is the behaviour of someone who holds a sustained denial of the facts/truth. Truth wins out over assertion and irrational behaviour - eventually."

The best response I could come up with at short notice was:

"That post of GG's is where I first learn of the death of Christopher Hitchens. I will have look else where for a more appropriate, more generous and, dare I say, more Christian epitaph."

I went out and spent an hour furiously chopping logs to help get my emotions back under control. I will not be visiting that forum (my forum) for a week or two.

A desperately sad day.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:16:02 UTC | #899559

Go to: Thank you, Matt Ridley

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Perhaps before people write Ridley off as a crank they should find out a little about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Ridley

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:25:12 UTC | #888678

Go to: Thank you, Matt Ridley

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I thought it was a brilliant and thoughtful speech, but then I'm probably as mad as he is - just tilting at windmills (sorry, turbines). I find it amazing that even such a man as Matt Ridley can be written off as a lunatic, but perhaps we should just be thankful he hasn't been burnt at the stake for his heresy.

Of all the great religions, the Climate Change orthodoxy is merely the latest and probably the most profitable for its priests, but speaking from past experience of discussions on this subject, I do take a certain pride in being lumped in with creationists by the educated members of this excellent forum.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:42:43 UTC | #888662

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