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Go to: Calling World Conference on Dialogue a Symbol of Unity Among Different Traditions

Carl S. Richardson's Avatar Jump to comment 37 by Carl S. Richardson

Abdullah also recently stated that all religions must unite and "vanquish" atheism.

What a loving and inclusive message...

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 04:05:00 UTC | #203843

Go to: Female Muslim medics 'disobey hygiene rules'

Carl S. Richardson's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by Carl S. Richardson

If their foolish beliefs are going to interfere with their ability to practice competently then they should be dismissed. Citing fairytales as an excuse for non compliance shouldn't cut it.

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 16:13:00 UTC | #115576

Go to: Pope says some science shatters human dignity

Carl S. Richardson's Avatar Jump to comment 64 by Carl S. Richardson

Pity the Popes parents didn't use a condom.

On serious note, it seems the biggest issues for the religious hierarchy are not famine, disease, poverty or the relief of suffering �" they instead posture over issues such as sex, gambling, condoms, pornography, euthanasia, homosexuality, stem cell research, abortions and over such issues. They cry over films which depict them in their true light, over cartoons, knighthoods, teddy bears and anyone who dares to criticise them.

They are not worthy of any respect and should be opposed at every opportunity.

Whereas science has granted humanity its own ‘afterlife’, without it we would all live much shorter uncomfortable lives each day filled with a struggle to survive until the next and some of us would not even of survived birth or known our mothers without the aid of modern medicine. It is through our natural gift to reason that we are able to survive so well and avoid the deadly grasp that nature would otherwise have over us. It’s something to cherish not decimate, the religious hierarchy unfortunately do the latter.

Sat, 02 Feb 2008 07:56:00 UTC | #114752

Go to: Richard Dawkins on The Big Debate

Carl S. Richardson's Avatar Jump to comment 65 by Carl S. Richardson

It seems to be we fund schools which can legally discriminate on the basis of faith to merely teach the same material that is taught in every other school. I mean faith schools must stick by the national curriculum, the same curriculum all other nondenominational schools abide by. The only exception is with religious education.

Faith schools have the option of teaching their own faith exclusively or sticking to the national curriculum which prescribes a multi-ethnic approach. 57% of faith schools teach their own faith exclusively with only 47% teaching the nationally prescribed syllabus (most of them been Church of England schools). In reality then most faith schools are lacking when compared to other schools, that is the children attending loose the opportunity learn about other faiths and non-faiths (such as humanism which is included though apparently not very well at the moment).

So we fund faith schools to teach the same material as secular schools, but allow them to deprive their students of knowledge of other faiths and non-faiths. There is no such thing as Christian English, Hindu Maths or Muslim Geography. These are broad subjects that are the same whoever is learning them. English does not suddenly become a total different subject when a Christian leaves the classroom and Jew walks in. Faith schools bring nothing of worth to the table.

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:21:00 UTC | #112665

Go to: A debate on people who profess no religion

Carl S. Richardson's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Carl S. Richardson

So we got to hear the views of an 'I shouldn't be there' Bishop who can't seem to say "I don't know". Carey who seems to think atheists are out to close all charities down and some women hyped up on emotion. What a great job they did...

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 02:31:00 UTC | #30912

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