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Go to: Sam Harris debate with Rabbi David Wolpe

doodinthemood's Avatar Jump to comment 113 by doodinthemood

Good moderator, which is odd in these debates. One thing did annoy me though, he interrupted the argument about different "beliefs" near the start when I was really interested in that.

Sat, 05 Jan 2008 01:37:00 UTC | #102626

Go to: Survey finds most Americans believe Jesus born of virgin

doodinthemood's Avatar Jump to comment 31 by doodinthemood

About the 15%:
You need to know what the question was. A question like "was Jesus' mother a virgin when he was born?" could easily get a 15% 'yes' response from atheists, while they do not believe in it. As someone said above, "where does father christmas live?" would get an almost 100% 'lapland' from non-father christmas believers.

It's a shame we cannot directly access the survey to see the questions and answers given, and the justification for the 15% stat.

Sun, 23 Dec 2007 01:52:00 UTC | #97727

Go to: Merry Mithras 2007

doodinthemood's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by doodinthemood

This was from some 4 or 5 years ago, it's surprising it's only turned up now. But it's still great. I remember watching it with my Christian relatives. That was a tad uncomfortable.

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:48:00 UTC | #92349

Go to: Colouring book warns kids of pedophile priests

doodinthemood's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by doodinthemood

Man, how unhelpful is that booklet? It puts out the message that all child molestors are people you don't know, your parents don't know, and go around smiling like lunatics. It has a "find a friend" bit with loads of non-threat people. IE. people who are drawn smiling, and have police officer's uniform or some such thing.

What if your brother molests you and you don't like it? Well, your brother is a friend, so that's fine. What if a priest keeps rubbing your belly and you don't like it? The bathing suit test does nothing!

I don't see the need for stereotyping in productions like this. Much better advice is just don't give people an undue amount of trust. And if something you don't like happens, draw attention to it.

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 08:17:00 UTC | #91016

Go to: Colouring book warns kids of pedophile priests

doodinthemood's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by doodinthemood

I can't quote properly, so, nails said this:
"Surely they must look really hard into why preists are so much more likely to abuse children than the anywhere else in the population. There has to be a reason - is it the celibate lifestyle or are paedophiles more likely to seek out such work?"
There are numerous links if you think about it - paedophiles get put in solitary confinement when they go to jail and church provides a change of scene, paedophiles become priests deliberately to get close to children, paedophiles are so upset about their orientation that they go to a god for help...

It's not necessarily the fault of the church that these things occur either.

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 08:15:00 UTC | #90687

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