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My son no longer wasted time in his years 10 & 11 on learning something he had no use of ...

The implication is that we should only be taught things we will later 'have use of'. Well, I have no use of ancient history, Latin, geography, chemistry and several other subjects, including, yes, religion, but I value these subjects as part of my general education and upbringing. Have we forgotten the recent announcement about Michael Gove's 'Bible in every school', and Richard's excellent retort? I believe that if we don't teach religion to our children then they will grow up ignorant of 'faith' and vulnerable to exploitation by religious groups. Provided, of course, that we don't actually teach them that these things are 'true'.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:56:35 UTC | #945877

Go to: One in seven thinks end of world is coming

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Comment 32 by I'm_not
Comment 9 by Zeuglodon : Comment 7 by QuestioningKat I understand that the Mayans are laughing at us. They're not the only ones. I'm ROTFL here. You honestly couldn't make this kind of absurdity up if you tried. The Monty Python crew must have made a sketch about doomsayers somewhere...
Will Peter Cook do?

"Certainly there will be a mighty wind... if the Word of God is anything to go by" LOL!

Fri, 04 May 2012 07:34:59 UTC | #939575

Go to: Richard Dawkins radio interview

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I hope I have your stamina when I reach my seventies.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:31:14 UTC | #933579

Go to: We asked "Do you really believe ___" and they said yes. Now what?

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RE: Comment 1

Rational arguments work fine with rational people. Evangelicals are not rational people and you can not win. You might as well come clean and state outright that you regard their beliefs as delusions. You still won't win but you won't lose either.

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:46:51 UTC | #932267

Go to: Holy (roasted?) cow! My oven believes in God

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabbath_mode

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:42:40 UTC | #928912

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