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Go to: Get out of here, atheists!

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"What you have to spew and spread is extremely dangerous . . . it's dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!"

"This is the Land of Lincoln where people believe in God," Davis said. "Get out of that seat . . . You have no right to be here! We believe in something. You believe in destroying! You believe in destroying what this state was built upon."

Where do democracy and right to express opinions stand in these sentences? What she said indicates that her ideas have not maturated enough to be tolerant and a person who is not tolerant MUST NOT be a member of any government.

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 09:38:00 UTC | #150440

Go to: Huge rally for Turkish secularism

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Dear Denoir,
You said, The (arguably) islamist party in the last parliament elections won 363 seats of a total 550. That's 66%.
This is just because of minimum limit to enter the parliament -10%. ALL of the muslim-nationalists were gathered together and voted for AKP while the secularist block was disintegrating. AKP gained 363 seats from parliament with 30% of total votes which, as I previously explained, contain the ones who trusted their claims about changing. 70% is not with them and the pools show that number of the ones who are not with them is increasing. If I am not mistaken, CHP took 19% of total votes and others are not in parliament because their votes are below 10%. This is the situation that most of the Turks would tell you if you ask them and I and everybody here agree with this analysis.
Head covering does not mean we are radical islamists. My grandmother covers her head, too but we were all at the demonstration on sunday to defend secularism.
The third referance you attached is interesting, though. I have read results of lots of surveys conducted regarding this issues but the number was never that high. I would like to examine it in detail.
All I wrote does not mean that everything is perfect here and that's why we were at Çaglayan Square on Sunday. All I want to say is that we are still here and we will not surrender.

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 13:26:00 UTC | #33651

Go to: Huge rally for Turkish secularism

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Dear Denoir,
I am living in Turkey. You are wrong about that secularists are minority here. AKP is elected because society was looking for a chance to adjust economical conditions after the 2001 crisis. Many votes to AKP were due to this reason. Meanwhile, AKP administration said before election that they, who had implied, about ten years ago, eliminatation of secularism was the target many times, had changed their mind about secularism and about western world, and there were people who voted for AKP even within secularist block due to this reason.
Whatever the reason was, we are here, we do not think to give up defending secularism and we are not minority.
I also would like to express my gladness to see the demonstration on BBC and CNN.

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 07:52:00 UTC | #33560

Go to: Even non-believers must recognise the moral necessity of Christianity

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Well, what if moral behaviour stemps from evolutionary process? There was an article published on NY Times and here. If scientists are right, what is the role of religion in morality? Nothing? A kind of phenomena we invented?

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 08:42:00 UTC | #28264

Go to: The God Debate

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"When we die, if he's right, I've lost nothing. If I'm right, he's lost everything. I'm not willing to make that gamble."

Assume that a personal god exists, would he really be satistfied with a faith nourished by such a terribly self-seeking and political reason? It is a completely useless and non-intellectual approach.

And about prayers, he is just deluding himself, his own mind.

Sun, 01 Apr 2007 12:25:00 UTC | #26736

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