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Go to: Effect of the concept of hell on children

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I salute your bravery, looking at and investigating those troubling questions that arise in a faith-filled brain.

The comments here demonstrate some of the feelings shared by the freethinkers on this site, many of them having made the difficult, but so very worthwhile, journey into enlightenment from the grip of faith memes.

I could recommend many books that would help you clarify the areas you are rightly concerned about. Apart from the well known authors, including the wonderful and interconnected writings of Professor Dawkins, there are other less known but valuable books explaining what faith is, how it emerged, evolved and is spread, and what it does to humans - who are all born as innocent, information-seeking, non-theists.

A recent on-line purchase by me from RichardDawkins.net Store was: The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture, published in 2009, for US$15.95. Author is Darrel W. Ray Ed.D.

I hope you find many ways of curing, and vaccinating yourself against, these dangerous mind infections.

I wish you the best on your journey to being a fully functioning adult, without those big religious blinkers restricting your view of this wonderful existence, in the one life we are all fortunate to have.

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 05:08:42 UTC | #949967

Go to: Secular wedding ceremonies - Canada

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My wife and I were married in July 1982, on the front deck of a friend's cottage on Ward's Island, looking north across the inner harbour at downtown Toronto. We hired a small ferry to bring our 50 guests right to the bottom of the property, just across the public footpath.

The local universalist minister only did the required bits, standing on the bottom step with his back to the crowd, while we stood on the top step, looking out at the audience, reading our self-written words & some poetry to each other.

There was no religion involved, then the reception was held in the same garden, with everything arranged and all the food cooked & baked by the small Toronto Islands Community.

A friend did the photos, and we went off between the service & reception for more photos around the small island in some lovely spots.

We spent that night in a hotel overlooking Toronto City Hall, with a view to where we were married, then left for 2wks touring through the Blue Ridge Mountains and eastern USA in our car & pop-up trailer.

Looking back, I wouldn't change anything, and our friends remember a lovely day, with nobody knowing what was coming during this personal & unique occasion.

I hope your wedding turns out as well as ours did.

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:14:16 UTC | #949377

Go to: Special objections to the right to die - purely religious?

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Comment 7 by VrijVlinder. (another likeable poster) Thanks for your recommendation - I looked at reviews & comments on it, and it doesn't apply to me directly yet, but it does have Jack Lemmon in it, so I would like it.

Animals are sometimes treated better at the end, and I've made the euthanasia decision at times with family pets, and I think I made the best choice for them, sad as it was.

In most cases, animals are not treated well in life or in death, mostly because humans generally believe we are far removed from, and far above, them. This makes people think our lives are special, sacred, and worth so much more than other forms of life - and these beliefs are mainly generated, imposed and supported by those of Faith. These memes have been socially indoctrinated for so long that even non-theists have strong feelings and discomfort about self-determination regarding death.

You said "There has to be some organization dedicated to help people with their own death."

I understand why this is a controversial, risky area, especially for medical professionals, as we have seen in various 'Doctor Death' social frenzies, but on this over-populated, over-exploited planet it is something we have to get our minds around because it will become more common over time. I got helpful information in books such as Final Exit, and there are reincarnations of the Hemlock Society that do good work for people and in politics.

It seems that assisted suicide, like non-theism, is still denigrated by most people, due to lack of respect for the knowledge, decisions and wishes of the individual.

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:12:27 UTC | #948824

Go to: Special objections to the right to die - purely religious?

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Comment 5 by Alan4discussion (whose posts I like)

Yes Alan, all those factions - political, medical, nursing, funeral, insurance, religious - all protecting their own businesses & agendas, but mostly not taking into proper consideration the rational, humanist, anti-theist, ethical & moral wishes of the sole owner of the life in question.

Since I have not a single religious cell (pun intended) in me - despite efforts to infect me throughout my life in 3 countries - I have no concept of gods, souls or sins, so the decisions I've made on this & other subjects are based on my own inherent & learned morality & ethics.

The biggest problems facing all life are over-population & over-consumption, with most other problems stemming from them, so I can help by reduced my consumption, living small & beautiful, then deciding when I should subtract myself from both those equations.

Thanks to all the great thinkers I've read, watched & listened to for 50 years, I have had a lot of enjoyment, education & enlightenment in all the areas that really matter to me.

I understand that there is no purpose to life, but there certainly is purpose in life, and I still have much fulfillment in helping educate many others in my own small areas of competence.

Deciding to slightly shorten my life will not reduce my worth, marginalize my efforts, insult my species, or disrespect those billions who never have the chance to live at all, since I do my best during this brief stay.

I only ask that I be treated as one would any other ailing animal, by taking out my life under general anesthetic - and not forcing me to endure unnecessary suffering due to the beliefs & fears of others.

Mac.

Sun, 08 Jul 2012 07:34:55 UTC | #948747

Go to: Special objections to the right to die - purely religious?

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As a 62 year old whose body is deteriorating in expected ways - some of which I created by my life choices - this subject has been of interest to me for some time.

I firmly believe that choosing the time and place for me to return to being star stuff is the one real choice I've ever had, and I should be able to get assistance from other humans - before I have to take things into my own hands.

I have had a good run, have been a fairly decent human, have passed on half of my genes to my grown son, and have reduced my carbon footprint a lot after many years of being as profligate as any other middle-class Scots-Canadian.

I have never been part of any religion, or of any political party, and do not accept that they have any right to dictate or denigrate my personal choice to say farewell at a time, and using a reliable, painless method, of my choice.

I also feel that the 'Right To Die' should not have to wait until I am very ill, and have become a burden on myself, my family, friends or society. Since we all die, I don't see why I cannot psychologically choose to exit my life before it becomes too physically uncomfortable for me.

There are ways that this can be made lawful, without the 'killing grandpa for his loot' slippery slope arguments, if there are written, legal, witnessed instructions made at a time when I can easily be assessed as to my stability and sanity - especially since I wish to have something left to pass on before what I have is all used up by 'the system' expensively trying to extend my life.

I am pleased that some progress is being made in this area, and hope that things will get better in time for me, but if otherwise, I have (long ago) planned for my final exit, cremation and dispersal.

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 05:57:15 UTC | #948719

Go to: Alienated atheist in Pennsylvania seeks people of like mind

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I've been non-religious all my life (thanks parents) but became consciously atheist in my early teens. I came from Scotland via England to Ontario in 1974. The friends I've had since then are mostly Motorsport People - and it's hard to be church-going when you are at a track or a rally all weekend, as an Organizer, Marshal, Crew, Driver, etc. Thankfully at local events we don't have a theist invocation to get in the way of our serious fun.

I've hardly ever had a conversation about religion with my many friends, since we have much more interesting topics to consider. I couldn't tell you if or what cult they might belong to. Since joining Facebook, RDFRS & other sites, I've learned a lot, and sometimes voice my opinion. I haven't attended a humanist / atheist meeting or event since 1970, but my reading and on-line connections have been invaluable in really understanding my own philosophy.

There are many very intelligent, knowledgeable, and challenging, posters here, so you may find yourself re-evaluating your thinking, because even your correct opinions have never really been thought through. I've certainly been enlightened (and left behind in some exchanges, since I'm only high school educated).

I'm openly & strongly anti-theist if directly questioned, am openly Out on Facebook, while my (humanist) family in UK are no problem. I haven't had a religion-based threatening or violent situation since living on Clydeside in the 60's - one of the several reasons I left at age 20.

Welcome to RDFRS, and good luck with your journey through life while being true to yourself.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 02:01:31 UTC | #945626

Go to: Mars 'has life's building blocks'

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Usually I read about the possibility of debris coming here. What about the opposite effect, where impacts into Earth could have thrown chemical or life-bearing debris into solar orbit, and landing on other planets or moons. It seems that the conditions here were better than elsewhere for the generating and exporting of complex chemistry or simple biology?

Mon, 28 May 2012 19:12:36 UTC | #944027

Go to: Losing Faith: an Interview with Peter Boghossian and Matt Thornton

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This interview is short and sweet. I like that question 3 doesn't even rate a reply, and question 8 is answered in one word. I'm all for these straightforward responses to the usual faith nonsense, and enjoy Peter's videos. I'm looking forward to more 'militant, aggressive & strident' opinions from these talented guys. More reason-guided heavy weapons, with strongly armored & evolving launching positions. Thanks for all you do on the front lines to defend 'reason & science', through offering powerful mind vaccinations and growing the population of faith-virus-free people.

Mon, 21 May 2012 05:05:13 UTC | #942566

Go to: Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss: Something from Nothing, at ANU (Canberra Australia)

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This was about the best 'reality debate' I've seen so far - despite it being upside-down.....

I love the conversation theme, and enjoy watching these great brains transmit while relaxed, yet saying so much about many interesting and important things, while not pulling any punches where truth is required. Their blunt reality of our future in this century reflects how I feel, and there is much work to do.
My internal definitions in several areas have been nicely upgraded, and I'm now feeling quite uplifted .... Thanks to you both for everything, especially since it all emerged out of nothing .... 8-)

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 04:41:19 UTC | #936409

Go to: Belief in God found in decline

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As we weather the day to day in the many storms of religiousity, at least that long term climate is improving, unlike our Earth's climate looking into the future. Turbulence ahead for all of Earth's passengers. At least here around Toronto we are relatively safe from most of Nature's & Religion's many dangers.

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 02:02:57 UTC | #935615

Go to: Doing Good...Without God

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I just added my donation to this, knowing that it's actually going to supply unpolluted water while not polluting children's minds. Every bit helps those less fortunate, whether they are short of clean water or real knowledge. T.T.A. has also helped my journey through life through his work, so I support his project.

Sat, 14 Apr 2012 04:35:32 UTC | #934544

Go to: Richard Dawkins announced as 2012 recipient for ‘Services to Humanism’ award to be presented at the BHA’s Annual Conference

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Congratulations from me too, Professor.

I'm sure this gave you as much of a lift, in the middle of your hectic schedule, as it gives so many of your students, converts and admirers.

You are a great public educator worldwide, in all your fields, and fully deserve the awards you earn.

Your Foundation, spokespeople & projects reflect what so many of us hope to achieve for humanity, while widening the spreading cracks in the dams of delusion, and making the quest for freedom easier for all.

There's still a long and winding road ahead, but the destination is becoming more possible now, thanks...

Sat, 14 Apr 2012 03:27:51 UTC | #934540

Go to: Q&A: Pell vs Dawkins - April 9, Easter Monday night

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Prof Dawkins recently said that Religion should be ridiculed and mocked for what they represent, and Pell certainly invited that response, leaving an open goal for most of this Q&A.

If Richard had had a chance to further question all of the statements Pell made, the score would have been about 80 to 1 for truth & rationality, just like the Q&A Poll said 76% thought religion was not good for humanity.

Aussie TV certainly doesn't pull their punches with this topic, unlike shows I've seen in the UK & USA recently. Prof Dawkins certainly must be pretty worn from his recent schedule, but Cardinal Pell helped by thoroughly bloodying his own nose - due to his slippery footing on reality and having only non-physical handholds to grasp for.

Thanks to Richard for another clearly superior appearance for and defense of freethinking and scientific truth. Very well done, Sir.

If that was another example of 'strident, militant, immoral atheism', then you've got my 6.99 support. I'm off to make another donation to RDFRS, to do a wee bit more for the cause, and for humanity.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:59:52 UTC | #933551

Go to: Americans United's Barry Lynn interviews Sean Faircloth

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I read the book last week, and found it helpful to see how much the christians have infiltrated their unfounded ideologies into the minds of the American public, and into laws at all levels of their so-called democratic government.

It's a mess just south of my home, and I'm anxiously awaiting the results of the federal elections to see how much farther the poorly educated masses take their country away from it's secular foundations, seriously damaging their future.

Secularists are being more outspoken and forming larger groups, making good progress, but I'm not sure enough minds are being enlightened to make a noticeable difference in the short to medium term.

I wonder what results an in-depth IPSOS-Mori type poll in the USA would reveal - probably not good since the rich faith businesses and religious indoctrination are so strong there.

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:37:01 UTC | #929092

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

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'Belief in Belief' Bullshit Buggers Bragg's Brain....

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:34:40 UTC | #927445

Go to: A New Way of Thinking -- Faircloth Interview

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I just finished the book (plus a free CD) I received yesterday from RDFRS US.

It is very good, well written and demonstrates what a true American Citizen should and can be like. The goals and plans are admirable and realistic, if the Secular Coalition can bring enough people, reason and finance to the table - and eventually attain a tipping-point in public perceptions.

If US politics continue in a better direction in this years Presidential elections, and those scary theocrats get soundly beaten, then the USA will rise back up in my own opinion, viewed nervously from Toronto.

There are many obstacles ahead, but the outlook has recently brightened on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to great and productive efforts by Freethinkers of all kinds, especially RDFRS, for which I give many thanks. I hope the Reason Rally is a huge success for all involved - wish I could be there.

Peace, Think, Imagine.

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:59:11 UTC | #926252

Go to: Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government

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What happens when a Sikh has a motorcycle accident and suffers a head injury that would not have occurred with a helmet - who pays the additional medical & rehab costs, and do they pay more for their bike insurance to cover that? (I'm was a UK biker, am a Cdn motorsport organizer & competitor, so I know how much helmets matter.)

I also think an employer should be able to prohibit a uniformed or dress-coded employee from displaying any symbols that the Company doesn't endorse ( I was in Engineering Technical Sales where we had appearance & dress codes, vehicle appearance codes, plus restrictions for various valid safety reasons.) I couldn't wear a tie, watch or wedding ring in some on-site circumstances - and had no issues with that. A necklace or bracelet, with or without a cult symbol, was definitely a no-no....

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 09:49:47 UTC | #926100

Go to: Dress-wearing 73 year-old unmarried celibate man vehemently supports thing he has no experience of

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Re Comment 39 by IDLERACER. I've never seen a video with 1076 PAGES of comments before. I just read a few of them. It obviously touched up a bunch of people in a bad way....

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:41:58 UTC | #924529

Go to: The "So" meme

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Yo, this is so, like, y'know, kinda, one of them memes where we reap what we so .... whatever, eh !!!

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 01:25:50 UTC | #924225

Go to: Book Review: "Faircloth lays waste to... canard" of "a Christian nation."

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This is a great review for Sean, his excellent book and for RDFRS US - What a great Team representing those who understand Reason & Science. Sean has my Proxy to represent me in his growing constituency in North America.

Keep Charging Up The Hill.... Peace, from Toronto.

Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:32:02 UTC | #923957

Go to: Book Review: "Faircloth lays waste to... canard" of "a Christian nation."

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Hello JeffVader67. Maybe it's time for an identity change - to being hard working, charitable American Citizens - which means being a politically secular voter, according to the US founding documents, respecting and supporting the Democracy more than the Faith.

You may have just joined this board, but if you have been reading here you would notice various comments saying that the ideology of and oppression by religions is enabled, financed and supported by their moderate members, who are probably the majority.

The recent IPSOS Mori Poll done in the UK has shown that the religious authorities - who try to impose their views on all citizens - actually do not represent the real life feelings, morals and actions of their own flock - which is also rapidly declining in numbers.

The situation in the USA is apparently much different, as shown by opinion polls and by the religious highjacking of public and political sentiment. The inability of many US citizens to learn and think for themselves - as opposed to sheepishly following the Left or Right due to family, church, locality or tradition (reinforced by highly financed religious, political & media distortions of facts, truth & reality) - has led to the terribly distorted public and political landscape you see (which amazes and scares the outside world).

The USA is the best Constitutionally Secular Democracy the world has seen so far, but the 'free enterprise' marketplace has allowed different religious businesses to become very rich and overly influential in families, schools and public affairs - whether local, state or federal.

The big problem is that the citizenry do not have secular (never mind non-religious) leaders who have political or financial power or much influence to stem the push towards a theocracy. When only 1 of 535 elected members of the federal government is openly atheist, there is an ongoing problem with maintaining or evolving your secular democracy.

The difficulty is that because there are many gods, many interpretations of each god, and many definitions of their ancient dictates, secular or atheist observers have little clarity as to which believers are mild, moderate or extreme. Therefore, all the faithful (belief without evidence) will tend to be tarred with the same brush.

There are no easy answers, but removing undeserved respect for and power from these Faith Groups is the main objective - starting with factual & unbiased secular education - all the way from Daycare to University. Looking at educational output in the USA compared to other countries gives an idea where the long-term problems lie - and look at the continued (and mostly illegal) efforts of the 'oppressed' faithful to subvert the teaching of truth, reason and science at the local, state and federal levels.

Personally, I don't want any religious group to have 'a bigger voice' in public, or any voice in government.

Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:28:01 UTC | #923949

Go to: Catholicism, Contraception and Secular Morality at Notre Dame by Sean Faircloth

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Sean, with his inside experience of both politics and religion, is a great spokesperson for the rights of secular Americans, and as a Canadian North American I am in full support of his quiet, well-spoken, reasoned, evidence-based questioning of widespread religious influence, beliefs and claims.

With the two political parties so split down religious lines, there is a greater than ever need to totally separate state and religion - while educating the public on the Constitution, explaining and exposing the ongoing pandering to wealthy faith groups, who claim secular oppression but lobby for both public inclusion or exclusion whenever it suits their specific ideology.

Thanks again to Sean and the RDFRS for bringing some sanity to the attention of the USA in this time of great need, since there are several huge social issues that must be addressed before the best-by date is too far behind us....

Oh, that we on this side of the Atlantic were as far down the secular road as the UK, Scandinavia and Australia obviously are.

Think, Imagine, Peace......

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 03:31:54 UTC | #923353

Go to: Vatican told to pay taxes as Italy tackles budget crisis

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More indications that the tide is turning towards more secular governance in modern 'christian' societies, this time for more financial reasons.

I wonder what will be the long-term effects when people of other religions see that there are ways to undermine their systems and authorities and become more humanity-driven rather than faith-driven?

Since Islam fundamentally doesn't make a distinction between religion & government, how will their leaders see this eroding of the authority of their christian 'brothers'. Will this just escalate their hatred of apostasy by us godless heathens?

Peace.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:27:42 UTC | #922336

Go to: No blood on the carpet. How disappointing. [Also in Polish]

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I finally was able to get a good download of the meeting, and I thought it was very good. A bit bland, but I think that was the best tactic for RD, after a week of great progress since the IPSO Mori blast across the bows of the christian 'authorities.'

If RD had come across as being too aggressive, it would have looked like gloating, like poking a sword into the eye of a wounded and basically disarmed opponent.

As it was, the AofC and the Philosopher were definitely more respectful and listening more closely than I've seen before, giving some rather unclear opinions, and not throwing out as many faith bombs as we would normally expect.

As RD has written and said before, the CofE is a very mild version of the religion memeplex, so I didn't expect there to be fire & brimstone anyway, and it did our side a lot of good to see that the theist and atheist were being seen on a very level platform - with RD looking like the most knowledgeable, amicable and reasonable of the three.

Thank you so much Professor Dawkins, for your continued teaching and defense of Reason & Science worldwide - and your scientifically correct 6.9....

Personally, I am (as is commonly said) 110% non-theist, so that makes me a 7.59 on a scale of 7.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 04:29:11 UTC | #922328

Go to: Windows of opportunity and destruction - for the human mind

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As the much brighter minds above me have clearly stated:

The religion memeplex, after 2000 years of control, breeding & fine-tuning, has evolved to realize:

Give me a child for it's first 12 years - and we'll give you a sheep, drugged and eager to be sheared.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:51:34 UTC | #922317

Go to: Why Chaplains?

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I grew up on Clydeside from 1958-70, and it was a noticeably sectarian social system, almost as divisive as Northern Ireland - before it really blew up. I had a non-religious mom & atheist dad, so wasn't indoctrinated, but continually saw the problems that the 'christians' around me perpetuated in so many ways - from friendships, schools, clubs, employers, neighborhoods, sports, gangs, girlfriends, etc.

Sectarian emnity was amplified by much drinking and much violence, so I saw from my childhood that those were people I didn't want to be like. I was fully occupied at multiple jobs from age 10-24, so I was not mixing much with my peers, but my public-serving jobs exposed me to many locals who often reinforced my gratitude for psychological freedom from woo, aided by some secular & scientific reading.

I have attended churches & synagogs for weddings & funerals, am a godfather to my best friends' adopted teenaged daughter (with all aware of my non-theism, but they insisted because they felt my morals & ethics were good), but I have never had the slightest inclination to become a part of their cults.

I think most indoctrinated religious people have a failure of imagination - and the strength to leave their lifelong support networks, even their families - and are unable to even allow any alternatives to enter their worldview. They therefore just assume everyone else is, or should be, like them. Peace, from Canada.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:25:40 UTC | #922305

Go to: Sanctimonious male virgins have no authority on sexual & reproductive issues

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Speaking as an ex-Scot atheist living in Toronto, I fully agree with this OP. This protection of citizens employed by religious institutions (those taking funds from the State to provide public services) from the imposition of faith-based doctrines is what democratic & secular government should be all about.

This continual demand for respect and accommodation of delusional memeplexes is about the biggest social problem holding the USA back from being a truly respected free country. The social and political pandering to religious institutions, their lobbyists and voters is not just a cause of world-wide ridicule, but of fears that the best Secular Democracy in the world is heading into a 'Christian' Theocracy that will take the USA back into the 19th century, and thus enable socially indoctrinated religious cults to continue their quest for world domination.

There are different ways for widespread cults to take over populations - some are backed by huge finances, many by acts of intimidation and violence, most are tied to political ideologies, all are supported by moderates who are evolving from their fundamental beliefs (especially those no longer under threat of death) and who are not living as their religions demand - but unwilling or unable to speak out.

The religious 'authorities' don't represent the actual beliefs, actions and morals of their flocks - as the IPSO-Mori Poll in the UK just demonstrated (although the USA is behind much of Western Europe in the outgrowing of faith viruses) - and we can hope that the Zeitgeist will move (asap), as it has elsewhere among reasoning people. Peace. Think. Evolve.

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:56:02 UTC | #922272

Go to: Richard Dawkins in ‘single-celled ancestor’ shock

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Loved the article, and the comments - had a chuckle or three.

Of course, there are still some gaps in the Dawkins history, so there must be an unnatural explanation....

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:35:22 UTC | #920636

Go to: Life Without God: An Interview with Tim Prowse

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It's not easy to find - or maintain - freedom of mind, but it's so worth it for the fresh air and clear views.

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:59:22 UTC | #918686

Go to: Explaining the RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI poll

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Paula has a very good presence, and is a welcome addition to the growing chorus of the Voices of Reason. Great work by all at RDFRS, with the ripples from these 'revelations' just starting to spread..... It will be interesting to see what the UK Census results are with its rather less clear questions.

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:51:30 UTC | #918683