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Comment 3 by AtheistEgbert :

There is a force out there, it's called truth. It has a weight and momentum that exceeds falsehood. If you build a system on lies, sooner or later truth will destroy it.

I agree....I just wish it didn't have to take so long.

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:57:00 UTC | #535663

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Comment 11 by CarolineMary :

We don't need no segregation. We don't need no faith control

No dark age teaching in the classroom Father, leave those kids alone.


Tue, 19 Oct 2010 08:39:54 UTC | #535438

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I am so happy my daughter is no out of school and at college and made it through without having to endure such nonsense. Although she'd have given them a run for their money as she's the one who helped me get rid of any residual supersistions I had lurking in the back of my mind. She did have one teacher in primary school who, even though it was not a church school, used to 'preach' about what god thought and wanted. My daughter never liked her.

I asked her the other day what opinions on religion and god are at college and she said nobody really pays any attention to it and are mostly atheist or indifferent so lets hope things continue in that direction.

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:45:40 UTC | #533889

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I've never been religious as such, as in, I've never been a church goer or followed any particular dogma. but I grew up in the 70's and went to a CofE church primary school (for no other reason than it was the school at the top of the road). So I had always had a vague sense of god as it was always as though it was just taken as read. But over the last few years I have finally exorcised any trace of such supersistions which may have been lurking in the back of my sub-conscience. I remember having a book as a child about eveolution so I have always belived that and not creationism which, even as a child I thought sounded too far fetched. So I don't think consciously becoming athiest was that hard for me unlike how I imagine it would be for a devotely religious person.

But I can still empathize with how it feels to give up on any sense of an afterlife and when I did I went through a sort of grieving process (which I came out the other end of). It wasn't so much thinking of me not existing anymore becasue if I don't I'll have no experience of it so it won't matter to me, as there will be no me. But the thought of my loved ones no longer existing isn't a pleasant thought.

But it does mean you make the most of your time with them while here and stop putting things off until tomorrow because there may not be one. So the pay off is worth it and ultimately...liberating.

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:38:05 UTC | #533884

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Almost at the end of the book now and I think it's starting to sink in - there is no plan. I just had to change how I was thinking. But that's not easy when you're a member of a rather ego centric species.

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:48:42 UTC | #532171

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Yep all the above. I'm fuming!

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 15:29:09 UTC | #532077

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Comment 2 by Frenger :

You are looking at it a little confused. Remember, evolution and natural selection doesn't have a plan. There has to be a balance between natural selection (in this case survival) and sexual selection. So, if all the male fish were a less obvious colour then the females would pick a male on other attributes, say size or whatever.

But then, a fish with a slightly brighter pattern would come along and would instantly grab the attention of the other females ensuring his DNA gets passed on. That offspring would then have the genes of a brighter more colourful pattern and repeat.

It balances when patterns get so bright that they don't survive to sexual age because they get easily picked off by predators. I hope that makes sense.

Yes complete sense, thank you.

Not sure about posts 3 & 4 though. Are they showing up in the wrong thread as they appear to be addressing something else entirely?

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:53:32 UTC | #530733

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Comment 1 by chalkers :

To the Mormons he looks like Jesus.

That picture was funny. But where was the third Bee Gee?

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:02:49 UTC | #530672

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Comment 45 by RW Millam :

I recently saw a video in which Prof. Dawkins expressed the opinion that not all questions require an answer. Some questions are just so idiotic that all you can do is shake your head and walk away. One example he gave was something like "Why are unicorns hollow?" (I paraphrase.)

I'm thinking perhaps "Do you think a baby conceived in test tube is still a child in the eyes of God?" qualifies as just such a question.

I second the motion.

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:23:33 UTC | #530258

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Comment 105 by Reasonisto :

I think we should agree, as a group of reasonable people, to cease debating imaginary properties of imaginary beings. Can I get an amen?

While I would love this, unfortunately I work in an office with 3 religious people, one particularily pompous arse who told me, in a rather condesending manner, that I NEED to read some theology. The other two, who I refer to as the 'tutters' as I just get a chorus of tut-tut's and 'oh I'm so offended' type stares from them when I say I do not believe in god. For me, reading these forums gives me the ammunition I need to occasionally knock them off there self imagined pedestals.

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 10:09:49 UTC | #530199

Go to: God isn't dead – he has just turned green

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My guess is Richard Dawkins's name was crow barred in so the article will get picked up by search engines when people search Richard's name and so get more hits than it would have done under normal circumstances.

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:10:32 UTC | #529818

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I watched this on you tube and saw a comment by someone with the username; ANewHuman which said:

"Berlinski is so outmatched — intellectually and rhetorically — that this is almost bloodsport."

Have to agree, Hitchen's debating skills are phenomenal. I am in ore :-)

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:28:44 UTC | #522619