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Go to: Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

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“We start with emotions and passions and feelings, the roots of which we don’t know and perhaps will never know,” he said.

“Things come to us outside the realms of reason; intimations of love, surprise by joy, little pulses that we don’t know where they come from, we don’t know where they lead to, but they satisfy us or they make us despair. Dawkins shows no respect for religion at all.”

Gosh never knew Bragg was such an ignoramus.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:29:02 UTC | #927112

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Go to: What leads some to never accept religion at all?

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The question is backwards. Why would it? It's patent nonsense. Any child not brainwashed will see it quite easily.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:58:12 UTC | #922386

Go to: Church 'does not own marriage'

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The good news is that Ofsted is taking homophobia in schools very seriously, and schools that fail to promote an inclusive environment for LGBT pupils will be downgraded in inspection reports.

Well that's all very good but how does it sit with an education secretary who says it is all fine and dandy for the RCC to hand out the leaflet below in their schools?

"Pure Manhood: How to Become the Man God Wants You to Be," which says that "the homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals" and "both acts are directed against God’s natural purpose for sex - babies and bonding."

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:35:32 UTC | #922036

Go to: BBC RADIO 4 PHONE IN THIS MORNING: IS RELIGION IN THE UK BEING ERODED?

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So some agreement that Faith schools if they are Muslim are a bad thing and that Muslims won't intergrate until they are banned. Why can't they make the connection that the way forward is to ban all faith schools?

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:50:57 UTC | #920353

Go to: Queen highlights Church of England's duty to all faiths

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Pure waffle from start to finish.

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:45:48 UTC | #918406

Go to: Richard Dawkins: 2 live TV appearances later today

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Just finished watching Newsnight. Finally you got to refute that ridiculous 70% of the country is Christian outdated BS and nice and clearly too. Good job Richard. My was that Bishop suprised.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:19:45 UTC | #917870

Go to: RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI Poll #1: How religious are UK Christians?

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So nearly all the so called christians in the UK are cultural christians only.

Hardly something to build a whole church on is it?

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:17:52 UTC | #917677

Go to: Cardinal Edward Egan Just Withdrew His Apology for the Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal

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What was it that Steven Weinberg said....? For good people to do evil things......

That cardinal is not good people

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:16:56 UTC | #916251

Go to: Calls to Behead Indonesian Atheist Alexander Aan

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a) get rid of all faith schools

For me, the solution must be found in the education system: it's shocking that children of Muslim parents in the UK can regularly come out the other end of 13 years of state provided primary and secondary education with abhorrent religious beliefs that are substantially less moderate than those of their parents.

And yet the jokers we did not elect to govern this country refuse to regulate madrassas despite clear evidence of abuse.

To focus only on madrassas would appear discriminatory and could reinforce unhelpful stereotypes.

Putting 'appearance' before the welfare of 250,000 children.

Waste of space the lot of them. Looks like their poisonous version of sunday school will continue unchecked and unregulated.

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:57:33 UTC | #915750

Go to: Canadian imams issue fatwa against honor killings

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Trouble is their definition of mysogyny is not what we would recognise

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:42:26 UTC | #915713

Go to: Women & Islam: The rise and rise of the convert

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Lets take a closer look at this old 'report' shall we.

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:35:20 UTC | #888420

Go to: Women & Islam: The rise and rise of the convert

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it emerged that of the 5,200 Britons who converted to Islam last year, more than half are white and 75 per cent of them women

Anyone have a link to these statistics or even know where they 'emerged' from and how reliable they are before we get carried away with our comments? I would like at least to see a breakdown of the figures before commenting.

Sun, 06 Nov 2011 17:51:09 UTC | #887931

Go to: [Update 5 Nov -Q&A added to “The Video”]The video! (Jerry Coyne & John Haught)

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"When a claim of religion is falsified it becomes a metaphor."

Sweet.

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:06:01 UTC | #887069

Go to: Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig

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The figurines of the goddess Ashtoreth that have been discovered in Palestine are of a nude woman with rudely exaggerated sex organs

Hey that's Yahwehs wife you are talking ill of!

Well it makes sense to me. If god hadn't had a wife and made us in his own image we'd be hermaphrodite surely? And is it only me that has a sneeky liking for Yahweh's sister Anath and her trophy girdle? She was some warrior. Why you emphasis that it was mens heads she cut off I don't know. Didn't men cut off other mens head in war too?

It makes no sense at all that you conclude that Cannanites do loads of bad things because they are bad but Yahweh does loads of equally bad things, carring on the family tradition, because he is good. Double standards at play? Totally bonkers.

Joking aside I do hope these fundamentalists continue to be this vocal on UK forums. Nothing shows the son of Ashtoreth and El up for what he is the way they manage to. A myth and a legend along with his mum and dad and his 69 brother and sisters. Oooo 69 that will upset them all.

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:06:56 UTC | #884236

Go to: Church HIV prayer cure claims 'cause three deaths'

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I wonder if the newly arrived 'anoiting water' received recently in the London branch of SCAM opps sorry I meant SCOAN has any part to play in this tragedy?

Anointing water testimonies

News of the Anointing Water being ministered in our services has spread far and wide

Anointing Water has been sent to various nations around the world to be ministered to the sick

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:15:41 UTC | #881843

Go to: Church HIV prayer cure claims 'cause three deaths'

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Memo to Pastor T B Joshua: yahweh doesn't heal he is poison.

But then you know that don't you.

Richest pastors in Nigeria 2011

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:33:33 UTC | #881826

Go to: O'Reilly vs. Richard Dawkins

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O'Reilly totally owned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beJ9yJpR_DA&feature=related

Jesse IS a legend

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:26:54 UTC | #879873

Go to: Is religion inevitable?

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I then dedicated myself to conservative living ... including monogamy etc. A friend of mine had a similar crisis in his life. He got over it by shagging any woman who would spread her legs.

Pity your new found piety hasn't improved your pre-existing misogyny,

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:08:17 UTC | #879865

Go to: Ultra-Orthodox Jews picket girls' school

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It's a male power trip, plain and simple. Take away the superficial doctrine differences, i.e. the names of the god they cast in their image, take away the costumes and the rituals, and you are left with the same sociopathy. Loathing of women and women's bodies, and the need to prove their prowess by inseminating those vessels with sons. It falls just short of phallic worship.

Absolutely. I'm so sick of religion and the platform it gives to the misogynist to spew such vile poison.  .

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:43:31 UTC | #879785

Go to: Compulsory GCSE Religious Education

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Take it from my 15 year old daughter RE (Philosophy and Religion - compulsory at her Wiltshire secondary school to GCSE level and a complete bore) is for her simply:

a. A joke b. Good fun - running rings around their clearly christian teacher. Sorry clearly I meant debating with. c. A free A* GCSE d. Nap time, as and when necessary

There is not (she informs me) a single student in her class that takes it remotely seriously. But on a serious note it is not proselytising it is a comparative course.

Don't fret about it, learning the ridiculous claims each and all religions make just hammers home to the younsters that they can't all be right and most certainly can all be wrong.

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:18:36 UTC | #878123

Go to: Rachel Maddow Rips Anti-Abortion, Gay Marriage Bills (VIDEO)

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@Cartomancer

Found myself cheering out loud while reading your post. Brilliant just briliiant. Thank you for saying all I would like to have said and so eloquently.

Sat, 01 Oct 2011 12:42:30 UTC | #876914

Go to: Muslim peace conference condemns terrorism

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What about killing education, science, gays, atheists, apostates and treating women like garbage?

Have they condemned that?

Have to confess that while I applaud the 12,000 who condemn violence, my first thought was the above.

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:51:51 UTC | #874833

Go to: Muslim rules at swimming pool

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Haha, but unlike the muslim dress code, none of this culture of drink till you drop, dress like a trollop, lager lout/drunken hooligan caricature stuff is compulsory

And just about all simply grow out of it. Pity the same cannot be said of religion.

Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:55:52 UTC | #871912

Go to: You Call This Thing Adaptive? Yep: Behold the Teen Brain

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an exquisitely sensitive, highly adaptive creature wired almost perfectly for the job of moving from the safety of home into the complicated world outside

1st of mine is off to Uni this weekend so the above helps me to relax a little. Have to say though explosive is a better discription than sensitive. On a hair trigger most of the time.

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:19:49 UTC | #870187

Go to: Muslim rules at swimming pool

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In the heart of rural Wilts we have ladies only sessions and not for the benefit of accomodating anyones religious beliefs.

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:32:39 UTC | #869871

Go to: The Day The World Changed

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I'm kind of with JayG here. In its historical context, this was small stuff, and America has been grossly, obscenely overreacting ever since. There were fewer victims than the IRA created in Britain, with enthusiastic "patriotic" funding from Irish-Americans, while America shredded whatever vestiges it might once have had of any extradition treaty with Britain to avoid handing over known terrorists.

Yes spot on Steve. Your thoughts on 9/11 were identical to mine.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:14:33 UTC | #868556

Go to: Where many atheists and Protestant Christians can and should agree

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However, I have quite carefully thought out philosophical beliefs which provide a basis for my belief in objective morality which rely on the existence of the Christian God.

Really? Have a little look at this:

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Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:52:20 UTC | #868550

Go to: Where many atheists and Protestant Christians can and should agree

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This is no different in principle from two non-Muslims choosing to agree to an out of court settlement or agreeing to be voluntarily bound by the decision of a non-legal 3rd party impartial arbitrator.

Pretty sure British Arbitors don't work on the premise a woman's testimony is worth half of a man's. Also pretty sure it's voluntary.

So actually not the same principle at all.

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:23:41 UTC | #868284

Go to: Atheist Billboard in Grand Rapids Generates Surprising Controversy

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I agree with the criticism of the wording. A god or an imaginary/supernatural deity would be much better.

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:03:20 UTC | #868153