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Go to: All aboard the atheist bus campaign

bluehillside's Avatar Jump to comment 338 by bluehillside

My apologies if someone's already posted this, but I like slogans that make you work a little.

It's not new, but I'd go for:


Then the "enjoy life you have" or something similar tag

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:00:00 UTC | #255347

Go to: Christian group calls for a Christian university in Britain

bluehillside's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by bluehillside

"...use the bible as a work of reference in all courses."

Pardon? OK, I'm British and I'm embarrassed.

Given that the evidential basis is precisely the same, maybe we should petition for a University of Leprechaunology too?

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 01:01:00 UTC | #246369

Go to: Blinded by a divine light

bluehillside's Avatar Jump to comment 36 by bluehillside

What am I missing about this whole issue?

One side says they want the "debate" taught in science lessons.

The other side says that there is no debate, and that the proper place to examine religious belief is in religious education class, ideally as a sort of social anthropolgy.

Fine, why then can't science teachers be given a
guideline along the lines of:

"If a pupil asks you to address the idea of a divine origin to the universe and to life, you should reply as follows:

1. Belief in a god has no no evidential basis whatsoever, and so has preciely the same status as belief in leprechauns. That is, it's just a guess.

2. While no guess can ultimately be disproved, it can and should be treated as vanishingly unlikely to be true until and unless any evidence emerges to support it.

3. There is therefore no debate to be had, as there's nothing to discuss in respect of a divine origin to the universe of to life."

Job done, two minutes max out of the lesson and back to proper science.

For the faithful and faithless alike, the issue will have been given precisely the attention it deserves within the science classroom context, and all parties can rest easy until the faithful ever do come up with some evidence. Could be a while though...

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 02:38:00 UTC | #242971

Go to: Cathedral seminar to equip clerics to deal with Dawkins

bluehillside's Avatar Jump to comment 58 by bluehillside

STOP PRESS: I can report exclusively that a leaked copy of the opening address has come into my possession, as follows:

Dear flock - welcome to our conference. OK, I think we all know that the gig's up don't we? We've had a good run - a thousand-odd years of fooling the stupefied masses into believing that our imaginary friend controls their lives and they'd better show suitable obeisance to us, the clerics, if they want to keep in his good books.

Frankly, and try as we might, we really can't expect to keep this nonsense going now that Dawkins and his pals have well and truly blown our cover.

Can I suggest therefore that we all leave quietly, and don't forget to cancel the milk and turn off the lights.

Still, it was fun while it lasted wasn't it..."

Oh well, maybe not.

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 00:55:00 UTC | #239809

Go to: Camp Offers Training Ground For Little Skeptics

bluehillside's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by bluehillside

Wow! Smart kids. Let's hope some of them can make it to political office in years to come.

Great PR too against those who think the US is full of zombie theists.

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 11:28:00 UTC | #214750

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