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

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It certainly isn't plummetting amongst the millenial "youth" of Dewsbury, Tower Hamlets and Southmead in Bristol.

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:10:04 UTC | #947791

Go to: Why We Don't Believe in Science

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Comment 49 by Nordic11. Snorkelling on the Florida coral reef. I've just gone green with envy as the rain in England is currently Biblical ! I fully agree that you can accept the tenants of science and still keep a faith. However ask a scientist to show me full written proof of some cosmological theory and he will present a 1000 page PhD thesis of pure maths and my head will explode!

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:43:57 UTC | #946844

Go to: Debate: Can Atheists and Believers work together for the common good?

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Can atheists and believers work together for the common good? Quite simply yes. Took part in a cycle ride for the British Heart Foundation at the weekend. I'm sure most of those puffing and wheezing their way round the course represented all faiths and none, yet here we were working for the common good.

Tue, 22 May 2012 08:53:08 UTC | #942775

Go to: Catholic School?

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Housey. I wish you all the best in finding a suitable school for your kids and if it happens to be Catholic, so be it. Read to your kids, let them read to you, join the Parent teachers association and get involved in the running of the school, wherever you end up sending them.

Thu, 10 May 2012 13:55:37 UTC | #940858

Go to: Today’s example of Christian privilege: Delta Airlines

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Comment 19 Anvil I seem to have opened up a real can of worms with you!!! Some new and original insults please. Xtians and jebus freaks is so last year!

Thu, 10 May 2012 13:28:16 UTC | #940853

Go to: Today’s example of Christian privilege: Delta Airlines

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Purely a business decision by Delta as they don't want to be associated with people who insult Christianity, the faith followed by many of their passengers. At the BBC there is a simple rule for being a so called commedian. 1. Slag off Daily Mail readers 2. Repeated use of the F and C word 3. Say things about Christians they wouldn't dare say about a certain other faith

" I hate F%$£"G daily Mail readers, and all Christians are F*&%$£G C$%S " There, now give me a £200000 a year BBC comedy contract.

Thu, 10 May 2012 08:48:35 UTC | #940833

Go to: Conversion on Mount Improbable: How Evolution Challenges Christian Dogma

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Never found that the theory of evolution has ever got in the way of my faith. I was taught evolution at a Catholic school 30 years ago and hugely respect people like Francis Collins. (Would also like to share an Oxford pub lunch and several pints of ale with Prof Dawkins at some point.) For the record I think young earth creationism is bonkers, and so do all the Christians that I know.

Wed, 09 May 2012 10:31:36 UTC | #940701

Go to: From Minister To Atheist: A Story Of Losing Faith

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Comment 4 by Katy Cordeth Absolutely spot on!!

Wed, 02 May 2012 13:20:11 UTC | #939003

Go to: Sidebar: Pastor’s loss of faith started with loss of hell

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Comment 25 Ignorant Amos.

May I suggest you read Katy's comment 17 again, as she expressed perfectly how I feel about this issue.

In summary she made the excellent point that it wasn't the atheist coming out that was the problem, but the way they did it. Effectively spitting in the face of people who trusted them.

I appreciate ministers choose their vocation, but I wonder if some of them fail to appreciate just how hard it can be at times.

Wed, 02 May 2012 13:18:04 UTC | #939001

Go to: Sidebar: Pastor’s loss of faith started with loss of hell

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Comment 17 by Katy. Absolutely spot on, I couldn't agree more.

The problem that many ministers have, is that they are in a vocation and have to live the life 24/7. Even if you've had had the most awful day you can't relax as any minute the phone could ring requiring you to go to the hospital to minister to old "Mrs Smith" a stalwart of your congregation.

I have never seen being a minister as an easy life as many on this board suggest, and instead see long hours, poor pay, and all the politics and troubles of dealing with human beings. It must be exhausting.

By the way you're not ranting!!!

Wed, 02 May 2012 08:34:44 UTC | #938961

Go to: Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

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I can't see physics replacing eg Aristotle anytime soon. Blessed as I am with a limited Pooh Bear brain, the fact remains that I can attempt to understand and above all read Aristotle, Socrates etc. Ask me however to read a Cosmology PhD thesis that consists of 1000 pages of pure mathematics and quite simply my head will explode.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:48:33 UTC | #937317

Go to: Locked Out: How the Church Responded to their Pastor’s Coming Out

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Michael, You're absolutely right, and I apologise. I vowed when I joined this board not to get to emotional and engage in cheap insults. Jeff

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:07:58 UTC | #935476

Go to: Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

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Mmurray and Tyler. Thanks for your prompt replies. Yes I'm very supportive of the Sally Army and also the Royal British Legion. Two charities that help our young men and women wounded and traumatised fighting the murderous bastards who poison little girls!!! Just thought I'd get back on topic.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:12:20 UTC | #935455

Go to: Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

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Ignorant Amos comment 35 Its not very clever to slag off the Salvation Army one of the most respected charities helping the poor and disenfranchised in the UK and across the world. You claim to be an ex-soldier, so why are you rubbishing a charity that helps the homeless many of whom are (To the disgrace of the country) ex-squaddies?

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:02:31 UTC | #935444

Go to: Locked Out: How the Church Responded to their Pastor’s Coming Out

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Got to question the wisdom of a pastor declaring themself an atheist on a website noted for its utter hatred of Christianity! No wonder her congregation felt hurt and betrayed. However I hope Teresa has success in finding another career.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:34:54 UTC | #935422

Go to: Muslims speak out in defence of free speech

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Interesting to see what the opinions of the Muslim Council of Britain/ MPAC etc is.............. Oh yes it's deafening silence!!!

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:58:06 UTC | #928595

Go to: Destroy all churches in the Arabian Peninsula – Saudi Grand Mufti

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Regrettably due to billions of dollars of Saudi oil money the views of people like Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah are heavily promoted in the west, with Saudi trained and funded Immans and mosques. This fact is clearly obvious to me, yet I'm still amazed at the number of people on this story launching into long rants against Xtians and Jeebus freeks ( Some new original insults please ). Neither the Archbishop of Canterbury nor his likely successors ( John Sentamu or Richard Chartres ) have ever said anything like this and never will.

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:42:49 UTC | #928593

Go to: Civilian Pastor Attacks Atheist Soldier - Reverend Bryan Griem Claims Atheist Solders Are "Big Fat Chickens"

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May I suggest Rev Greim immediately presents himself at the US Marine Corps recruit depot in Parris Island SC to train for deployment to Helmand. If he has children of military age then they can join him. What the hell, how about all the spoilt Humvee driving brats of America's political elite join them as well. If this was the case, the war would be stopped in 24hrs. Don't attack a soldier's views ( Religious or otherwise ) before you've walked a mile ( or 50 ) in their boots.

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:31:30 UTC | #928590

Go to: Westboro Baptist Church to attend Reason Rally with special message for atheists

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I will be interested to know if this rally has been approached by any Christian organisations keen to counter demo against the WBC. I still can't believe they get away with picketing the funerals of US squaddies.

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:08:47 UTC | #926678

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

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The following is hypothetical

A law is passed by the UK parliament banning crosses and crucifixes from the workplace or in public.

24hrs later a second law is passed banning the burka and niqab from the workplace or in public.

Now consider the following

Which of the above do you think will be rigidly enforced by hordes of hatchet faced £50K a year equalities zealots recruited from the socialist worker students society, and which will be completely ignored "coz it's their culture innit" ?

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:57:31 UTC | #926675

Go to: Afghan clerics' guidelines 'a green light for Talibanisation'

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Can't believe we've just lost six more soldiers in this backward hell hole. The truly depressing aspect is that Islamic countries overthrow one set of tribal thugs, get a vote and promptly elect another set of lunatics. I despair!!!!!

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:17:01 UTC | #925388

Go to: Countless millions of taxpayers’ money spent on discrimination in schools

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The NSS can winge all it wants. What they can't accept is that Church schools ( Particularly RC ) are hugely popular with parents ( Though obviously not the tiny minority of Guardian reading types ). They are also routinely at the top of the league tables, and massively oversubscribed.

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:58:23 UTC | #925383

Go to: Antimatter ‘measured’ for the first time, could reveal building blocks of the universe

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Impressive work, but I'm afraid particle physics make my head spin! I wish I could understand it. Staying on the German / Swiss border later in the year. Has anyone been to the CERN visitors exhibition and is it suitable for a curious 8 year old?

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 10:09:51 UTC | #925325

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

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Dave H, Alaskansee, and CdnMacAtheist. Thanks for your replies and interesting points. I was expecting to get shot down in flames, so I will now put away my fireproof underwear. Lets hope that in the privacy and anonimity of a polling booth that sense may prevail. Unfortunately extremists thrive in a bad economy, both religious and far left and right, and our current democratic models don't seem to be providing the answers.

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:51:09 UTC | #924545

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

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Well I've finally done it and signed up to this board so I'm apprehensive about the response to my first post. In general I feel sorry for many hard working charitable US Christians who are being tarred and feathered with the same brush. A friend of mine who visits Texas told me that in many churches it's either accept the more radical views or get out of this church. What can we do to help the more moderate US Christians get a bigger voice?

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:19:39 UTC | #923749