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Go to: Why smart people are stupid

Vorlund's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Vorlund

I didn't work it out. I have to care enough about wanting to know the answer to generate a problem space to work on.

Am I irrational?

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:17:38 UTC | #947453

Go to: Cleric says polio vaccination 'un-islamic', warns of jihad against docs

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Residents said the cleric had tried to convince them that the polio campaign was a "Western conspiracy" to render the population impotent.

He should have some of Allah's own polio and see if he feels any less impotent when he's crippled.

These tossers spend so long rote learning the bogey stories in the koran any potential their brains had for thinking straight has atrophied,

Muslim 6 stage problem solving paradigm.

Brief consider something you can't comprehend.

Fail to realise you can't understand it

Declare it un-islamic or better still western or jewish

Kill it or anyone associated with it.

If in doubt conclude problem solving with more gratuitous killing!

Sit in the desert sun and think how merciful and compassionate Allah was to let you live in such an inhospitable shithole as his chosen people.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:43:02 UTC | #947410

Go to: Belief In God Plummets Among Youth (CHART)

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Young people have access to more information than they used to. The world is no longer the sole views of parents, priests and sunday school teachers.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:25:18 UTC | #947406

Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

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A word salad? A gallimaufry of utter horseshit from the cathlick thingy.

@comment 15

Precisely, let him present his theological equations from which he can make testable claims of the universe and reality and provide the criteria by which his claim would be falsifiable.

Then he can dare to draw comparisons with science.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:41:19 UTC | #947363

Go to: Three Developments in British Education

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Verily my gob is mightily smacked.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:22:50 UTC | #947095

Go to: Church accused of 'scaremongering'

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I see so the best way to maintain its centuries old role as the established church it has to be careful to appear the respectable but inscrutable vicarage garden party waiting silently by the question mark, pondering weak tea and sponge cake while muttering about persecuting people in a 'nice way'. A far cry from the centuries old role of hell fire scaremongerer and witch burner in chief.

Soon, very soon we'll be seeing the lights go out.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:14:46 UTC | #947094

Go to: Major Threat to Religion? Clergy People Coming Out as Atheists

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It won't make any difference, the 'faithful' will see them as treacherous (in their mind a typicaly atheist attribute) and they won't be swayed from their fairy stories one bit.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:44:28 UTC | #946893

Go to: Louisiana lunacy: tens of millions to be spent on faith-based education

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Hence all faithful Christians are forbidden to defend as the legitimate conclusions of science those opinions which are known to be contrary to the doctrine of faith,

Don't think! your a xtian!

Just about sums it up and these feeble minded sheeples have so given up on thinking they can't work out why rational people don't respect them.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:58:38 UTC | #946825

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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Comment 48 by green and dying :

Have a trawl through the specifications on NDAQ (when you've got plenty of time)

Every biology specification I've read on exam board websites (and every biology qualification I've done or known anyone do) has covered evolution, DNA, genetics etc. though.

Interesting anecdote,

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 07:01:30 UTC | #946278

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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Comment 38 by green and dying :

Where on Earth have you got your information from?

Have a trawl through the specifications on NDAQ (when you've got plenty of time)

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:52:26 UTC | #946188

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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We have a perverse education and qualifications system.

You will be hard pushed to find a module or part of a biology qualification dedicated to evolution on the UK NDAQ. Even less likely to find a learning criteria which refers to the other scientific evidence for evolution i.e. DNA,, genetics, geology, distribution of species.

However you will easily find more than 50 entire qualifications dedicated to the gallimaufry of horseshit that is religion. One introductory bit of rubbish even had sample exam papers which asked the candidate to identify characters in a nativity scene! That's right nativity! the cosy bollix bit that is only fleetingly mentioned in 2 gospels and in almost total disagreement with eachother.

In a country where qualifications are sold competitively, what does that tell you?

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:10:11 UTC | #946161

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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Girl is told that fairies don't exist and starts bawling that she can't listen to this anymore.

Student doesn't like being a cattarhine ape he thinks he's a great work and more special and refuses to listen and learn.

Teacher gets uptight and decides that truth has to be shelved to avoid upsetting the village imbeciles.

What is the purpose of education? Would an educational experience of 40 days and nights in the desert cure their reliance on their imagination?

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:10:18 UTC | #946059

Go to: Nun's sex talk raises the Vatican's ire

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Corruption in the vatican! who would have thought it?

Comment 6 by Net :

Dr Gaillardetz says the Church's leaders fear that essential elements of Catholic identity are being challenged.

I presume that among the essential elements of Catholic Identity are homophobia and misogyny, and you'd have to question why ever they'd want to hold on to those.

To which add pederastry, rank arrogance and ignorance.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 06:11:39 UTC | #945811

Go to: The Politics of Religion

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The fundamental problem here is not the law or its definition it is......................batshit catlicks and their preoccupation with any form of recreational sex or insulated sex unless it is between a celibate man and an unconsenting child. Then all bets are off.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:16:27 UTC | #945003

Go to: [Update] How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren

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Time perhaps for some reverse psychology? Instead of 'there's probably no god' campaigns how about a 'This is what god wants campaign' with a list of horrors and explicit biblical reference under it. Then the punch line: Is this the god you worship?

Thu, 31 May 2012 15:32:13 UTC | #944766

Go to: Sharia Law: neither equal nor free

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Comment 8 by Shrinking_Dogma :

Comment 5 by Tony d :

The is no crime of causing offence. There is a crime of causing harassment alarm or distress in certain circumstances, or behaving in certain ways within earshot of someone likely to be caused harassment alarm or distress. It is well established that this means genuine harassment alarm or distress - not merely feeling offended or uncomfortable.

I saw only the you tube clips and the people around her didn't seem alarmed, uncomfortable or embarrased may be. Was the prosecution brought on the grounds of inciting racial hatred by a third party who viewed the clip ?

People need to grow up not only in the way they behave but in the way they respond to the behaviour of others. Who is more damaged by her outburst? her or the concerned about political correctness?

I don't think her sentence is justified at most she should have been fined or ordered to attend some courses on anger management and drinking responsibly. Putting her in prison could merely bring her directly into contact with similar minded people.

Thu, 31 May 2012 07:28:47 UTC | #944711

Go to: Sex: it's a good thing, evolutionarily speaking

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An interesting study, how we get from asexaul to sexual reproduction? fortuitous mutation?

Thu, 31 May 2012 07:10:20 UTC | #944708

Go to: Evolution skeptics will soon be silenced by science: Richard Leakey

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Religios are poor thinkers. Evidence will not sway them because the things they believe are true are processes of bad thinking. Having made up their minds they will not change for evidence because their thinking won't permit it.

If the evidence for evolution is not already persuasive then I don't know what is. There are few scientific facts which can be stated with such total certainty and have the evidence to back it up from other branches of science.

The next time you see a religious nut saying something like he's got his mother's eyes and his father's dimple or he get's it from grandad. Say 'Oh you agree with the fact of evolution then'.

Tue, 29 May 2012 11:07:42 UTC | #944200

Go to: Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

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There is no such thing as freedom of religion. If you are religious you are not free you are kissing the arse of your gaoler. If you insist others obey your religious piffle you are seeking to imprison them.

The former is rank stupdity the latter is far worse it is antihuman.

I'm glad that in the UK lawsuits have gone against religious bigots. What we need to do next is keep pushing until there is a legal definition that indoctrination is child abuse and discriminates by assumption that the child is automatically born into a religion.

Tue, 29 May 2012 06:54:43 UTC | #944164

Go to: Look Now for Venus to Cross the Sun, or Wait Another Century

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Any new yorkers in a high rise able to get a clip onto youtube for us?

Tue, 29 May 2012 06:04:11 UTC | #944156

Go to: Religion, Witch Hunts, Homophobia and Human Rights in Africa

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Now doG made the universe just so that he could watch us struggle over good and evil and loved us so much that when we got it wrong he sent his only son to die for our sins but still insists on sending wrongdoers to hell if they don't pray, don't follow his advice, don't believe in him, or don't suffer enough, or work hard enough. But he didin't actually get too involved in the plan until only a couple of thousand years ago. Now doesn't that make sense children?

If people aren't infinitely stupid there must be something else going on. Perhaps priests are the finest fucking salesmen in all damnation to pass of this BS. The lying bastards could sell flagellation for sunburn and traction for haemorrhoids and some neophyte batshiteist would try it.

Mon, 28 May 2012 09:10:09 UTC | #943932

Go to: Military Proselytizing by the Gideons – and how we stopped it.

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It is time we started removing their rubbish from hotel rooms and usingf it for fire wood

Mon, 28 May 2012 08:50:14 UTC | #943930

Go to: Ultra-Orthodox Jews Rally to Discuss Risks of Internet

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Its hard to work out which of them is the batshitiest. The ones who order their lives on the old testament, those who order their lives on an appendix which was attached to it for purposes of authenticity or those that order their lives on a plagiarism of both.

Idiots trying to appear fistikiated by arguing over the rules of quidditch while disqualifying their women from the conversation on the grounds that the women are defective! Of the feckin' irony.

Wed, 23 May 2012 05:59:19 UTC | #943054

Go to: Texas's war on history

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and that Noah's Ark had a unique, multi-level construction that allowed it to house every species of animal, including the dinosaurs.

This isn't stated in any bible I have read, and given its dimensions 2 of every insect would have sunk it instantly and without trace

McLeroy is part of a large and powerful movement determined to impose a thoroughly distorted, ultra-partisan, Christian nationalist version of US history on America's public school students. And he has scored stunning successes. .......................Dunbar isn't very subtle about her agenda. In one scene, the filmmakers track her to a prayer rally in Washington, DC, where she implores Jesus to "invade" public schools.

And we thought islamic fundamentalism was a problem!

The board goes on to remove the word "slavery" from the standards, replacing it with the more benign-seeming "Atlantic triangular trade".

While they are at it they can call lynching 'minority ethnic public entertainment' and pederastry 'pastoral care'.

No surprise most of the white supremacist groups in America were all xtians.

Fri, 18 May 2012 16:06:28 UTC | #942195

Go to: The Right’s Righteous Frauds

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Too large a fish in too small a barrel. The religious leave us no choice but to be unsporting.

Thu, 17 May 2012 19:55:05 UTC | #942091

Go to: Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

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Comment 2 by strangebrew :

Blighty should take particular notice...I wonder if they will cancel next yule's xmas tree?

If the blasphemously arrogant Cameron takes any notice of the Ipsis Mori poll on religious attitudes he should take notice if he wants to stay in a job and burn his shitegob on a hot coal before we hear any more drivel about restoring the countries fabled christian values.

Tue, 15 May 2012 15:39:20 UTC | #941614

Go to: The Myth of America’s Christian Heritage

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Verily silk purses can be made of sow's ears. Because people only hear what they want to hear, elephant's in drawing rooms make for uncomfortable discussions.

The catholic church has a history of hundreds of years of stifling criticism, silencing its enemies, attacking progress that contrdicted its dogmas. Political gerrymandering, that contributed to 2 world wars, the horrors of hudson homes and magdalene laundries, and lately the sodomising of small children on collosal international scale and yet it is still regarded by many as a 'force for good', an organisation of some great repute which should not be criticised.

They have very neatly with the help of political fifth columnists managed to keep their evil and worse than dubious image relatively untarnished.

Xtians are accomplished liars just like their founder Saul of Tarsus.

Tue, 15 May 2012 07:21:16 UTC | #941545

Go to: Stone-Throwing Chimp Thinks Ahead

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I have read (but cannot remember where) that chimps are known to engage in deception behaviours such as hiding from eachother and using ploys to steal. These can be parts of strategic thinking in that there is premeditation of possible outcomes.

Tue, 15 May 2012 07:02:40 UTC | #941543

Go to: "Our Lady of Sorrows (Ariz.) baseball team forfeits state title rather than play against team with a girl"

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Fucking cathlick lunacy again!

The girl would've wupped their stupid arses for 'em

Mon, 14 May 2012 15:25:06 UTC | #941409

Go to: Secularism, priorities, Islam, and Waleed Aly

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@strangebrew and inquisador

I agree on your views, An A of C who thinks sharia is a good idea is about as welcome as a cathlick priest on a sunday school trip, even if having Williams slinking off into the sunset leaves room for a more fundamentalist bigoty flavour for the tea and cake brigade.

I also take the point that theologist ninnies who ponder question marks and hermeneutic navels are as nuts as those that take things literally. The tea and cake wallahs however pose less danger imminently, though in my mind there is nothing that flatters the difference between riding al Buraq from Mecca to Jeruslem or wondering about the nature of a god before the existence of time.

If plans to reduce the H of L go ahead but leave all the Lords spiritual in place the ninnienuts will have a much greater influence on decision making.

Mon, 14 May 2012 15:16:24 UTC | #941407