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Go to: 'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'

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I simply cannot believe anyone with any moral compass could suggest launching a nuclear bomb on a group of people with no provocation, with millions of people in these areas who have committed no crime other than living there. How is this any solution to problems of religious fanaticism? And even if the proposition were not morally abhorrent, I hardly think this would make us any safer--but rather turn more hatred against us than already has been directed our way.

People like you give atheists a bad name and I am sorry I have to share any sort of identity with you.

Sun, 11 May 2008 15:10:00 UTC | #169452

Go to: The real danger in Darwin is not evolution, but racism

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Although I should no longer be surprised at religious people's inability to be logical, I cannot believe how facetious this argument is. Whether or not Darwin wrote racist things (I myself don't know, although I have read Origin and can recall no such remarks) has nothing to do with the validity of his theory. Furthermore, even if the theory of evolution did somehow promote racism (which I don't think it does) this has nothing to do with its truth value.

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:25:00 UTC | #109743

Go to: Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan

Jenin's Avatar Jump to comment 116 by Jenin

These people have the mindset of children.

On the other hand, it might be a good thing--most moderate Catholics I know would see this as over the edge--maybe it will prompt them to start questioning.

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:45:00 UTC | #99867

Go to: The Pagan Christ

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According to Harpur's critic, "the evidence is incontrovertible" that Jesus existed and was crucified. He also claims the evidence shows that he was resurrected. He also claims that the four gospels are independently written. Not so--everyone knows the Synoptic gospels (matthew, mark and luke) were borrowed from each other.

What an idiot.

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 12:07:00 UTC | #97308

Go to: The Pagan Christ

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I love how the Christian critics of Harpur claim that he is not looking at the "evidence" and he is "buying into a view" that no historians believe is credible.

Robaylesbury--there are only two independent references to Jesus from the time, one by Tacitus and one from Josephus, I believe. Both are, as you mentioned, very vague and neither source claims to have actually seen Jesus or even heard about him from a firsthand witness.

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 12:02:00 UTC | #97306

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