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Go to: Are You There God? It's Me, Madison Avenue.How to make an ad for a church.

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"You are not your job, you are not the clothes you wear"

wait a minute, I know how this ends:

"You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

I am Jack's complete lack of originality.

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:50:00 UTC | #376492

Go to: To defame religion is a human right

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So I assume all the countries signing up to this will be promptly banning such defamatory books as the Bible and the Koran? they say some pretty nasty stuff about polytheistic religions, which is obviously an affront to the human dignity of all the polytheists.

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:35:00 UTC | #348299

Go to: Man refuses to drive 'No God' bus

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Comment #322367:

That was my first thought, but unfortunately I'm at the wrong end of the country. Just imagine his face if 40 or 50 people wearing the T-shirt version of the ad all filed onto his bus :)

Sat, 17 Jan 2009 03:41:00 UTC | #307237

Go to: Teachers 'beat and abuse' Muslim children in British Koran classes

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Are British politicians actively trying to end British civilization? Have they lost their minds? When did it become okay to open even one single institution with the sole purpose of teaching nonsense to children? And now 1600?

These aren't institutions - that's part of the problem, which makes them so hard to regulate (not that that means we shouldn't regulate them). For the most part they're just parents sending their kids to someone from their mosque's house to "learn about the koran".

Ideally, I'd like to see this sort of after-school brainwashing club done away with entirely, but in he interim I'd settle for regulation and locking up adults who beat children (and holding parents who *knowingly* send their children to be beaten to account as complicit in the abuse).

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 01:56:00 UTC | #285483

Go to: Opiate of the masses - and evolutionary aid

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do you honesty think it would not be possible to have a religion formed around harry potter? If you can believe Jesus was magic then you can believe anything. The only thing that distinguishes the bible from Lord of the Rings is that millions of people believe it is true.


You haven't frequented the Tolkien newsgroups, have you? The mental gymnastics that go on there to explain away minor plot inconsistencies only fall slightly short of full blown theological debate (which I suppose is fitting, as Tolkien consciously set out to write a mythology rather than just a plain novel)

Sun, 05 Oct 2008 06:06:00 UTC | #246834

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