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Go to: The enigma of America's secular roots

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More moderate secularists today are quick to concede the formal beauty or theoretical appeal of religion. Barlow granted no such allowance. Religion is not a good idea that men corrupt, he wrote, rather "men are corrupted by the church".

This guy would love Hitchens.

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 01:57:47 UTC | #572955

Go to: What should be the goal of secular education?

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By the way, thank you all for your answers. It's interesting to see that people in the Anglo-Saxon world tend to favour freedom over state control. In Spain, our impression (I'm generalizing) is that no matter what skills you teach, you'll always teach --implicitly-- values. So we've decided that our system should encourage children to be democrats and law-abiding citizens. That is the political explanation. Does it actually work? I have no idea...

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 11:17:07 UTC | #543650

Go to: What should be the goal of secular education?

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Can anybody amend text of the discussion? I wrote s.27(3) and it's 27(2).

Thank you.

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 11:06:03 UTC | #543648

Go to: Repeal Louisiana's Creationism Law

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And if this doesn't work, try three words:

File a lawsuit.

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 13:43:48 UTC | #516580

Go to: Angelina Jolie wears traditional muslim dress in Pakistan visit

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I don't see why that mention of the reciprocity card is even in your argument. OF COURSE individual rights in the West do not depend on whether Arab countries guarantee those rights or not.

For the rest of the debate I find it useless. We all know here that establishing dress codes women to wear religious outfit is oppresive. Angelina Jolie has accepted that restriction in order to achieve a more immediate goal. I find that perfectly reasonable.

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 23:29:48 UTC | #515060

Go to: Deepak Chopra’s desperate review of "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking

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when Hawking made worldwide news recently by declaring that "it is not necessary to invoke God...to set the Universe going," a blow was struck for the noisy camp of atheists while the world of devout believers had one more reason--this time a crushing one --to consider science as the enemy of religion.

He is ironically right there.

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:07:11 UTC | #514724

Go to: OkCupid determines that Atheists have highest reading/writing proficiency levels

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Comment 3 by God fearing Atheist :

Yet another weak indicator that intelligence correlates with atheism.

And with not being able to date other people. :)

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:29:20 UTC | #514578

Go to: Hawking 'Taliban-like': Susan Greenfield

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Comment 34 by Richard Dawkins :

because the first time I have seen her on tv she seemed rather sophisticated and a deep thinker of some kind.

You thought that? Really?

Richard

I think that is why you are considered "strident".

LOL

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:53:38 UTC | #514067