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Go to: Mr. Deity and the Rights

bewlay_brother's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by bewlay_brother

so well observed, its almost not funny,

but great show as always, loved the Obama-nation line!

Fri, 25 May 2012 14:39:21 UTC | #943491

Go to: My People! My People!! This Witch Hunting Must Stop

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@Comment 8, Cartomancer.

Thank you Cartomancer that was both interesting and illuminating.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:44:32 UTC | #935579

Go to: Mr Deity and the Bang

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excellent!

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:03:39 UTC | #894019

Go to: Sean Faircloth, Naked Ladies and Mormons

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very well put, t4

"And mmurray - for heaven's sake, it is no more crass and sexist to remark tastefully on a woman's attractiveness than to remark on a man's attractiveness. She is an attractive woman - and remarking on that by the way is really just not the same as cat-calling some female passerby"

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:54:48 UTC | #892006

Go to: Girls Beaten and Raped? Or The Catholic Church? Who are the victims?

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If the RCC is not spending the tax dollars on contraception/ abortion/ sexual health for these victims, where has the money gone up till now?

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:34:03 UTC | #890839

Go to: Anglican newspaper defends 'Gaystapo' article

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words fail me....

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:47:05 UTC | #890358

Go to: You have to “like” lots of things to fight against one big “dislike”

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atheistegbert: As you may have gathered, atheists are happily beginning to replace this support structure with their own, so long as you obey the rules of course, and commit the necessary sacrifices

what sacrifices? what rules? again you post and dont back it up with data, nor a response to those who disagree with you!

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:28:54 UTC | #861761

Go to: Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011 (speech 3 of 5) - The Thinking Atheist

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sommersetjohn put it just as well, if not better and more concisely!

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:38:43 UTC | #861611

Go to: Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011 (speech 3 of 5) - The Thinking Atheist

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@ comment 5 by atheistegbert:

where do you get that notion from. ?. sure there are charismatic and eloquent speakers within the atheist "movement" (is this a movement, i didnt realize?) but having read this site for a couple of years at least now, although i post very little, i have seen little evidence of anyone (here at least ) blindly following the leaders (well i didnt vote for Dawkins!) and in fact many posters on here have argued or debated vociferously with each other and with the aferoementioned leaders of the "hierarchy".

There are plenty of people here (im sorry to say im not one of them) , who do not "turn off their brains and listen to their genius without thinking" and who questioned and consider in detail many of the articles by the "leading lights" of the atheism movement (if there is such a thing) on a regular basis. Names that come to mind, who have in their posts made me think about things by their concise and critical thinking are steve zara and cartomancer, though there have been many more, and i apologise to them for not mentioning them. yes some notable atheists get more airplay than others in the media, deservedly so in some cases, but many speak up on this site and others, without the spectacle and or hero worship that you seem to infer goes on in platforms like this. Seth, i hadnt heard of till today, but he made lots of salient points, was rational, and i dont agree with you that there was any great degree of spectacle there at all, quite the opposite, he was plain speaking and i "got " his speech as the point of view of someone who had endured years of emotional and psychological manipultion by established religion and irrationality before finally finding his way out of it. Far from being a spectacle, i found his whole delivery at the same time both amusing and very moving.

That is not to say that those words will have any effect on "the enemy"; they wont. but they will be of comfort to those in a similar position to seth himself .

Finally I dont think the "movement" , contrary to your assertion, has become more "popularised". sure dawkins, dennet, harris et al are more known within academic and quasi academic circles (Dawkins especially given his post as "prof of public understanding of science" but most of the people i know who have not had an higher level of education are only moderately aware of them (again especially Dawkins) through popular media, distorted though that may well be.

edited for bad spelling/typos

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:36:38 UTC | #861610

Go to: Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011 (speech 3 of 5) - The Thinking Atheist

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wonderful stuff. entertaining, poignant and from the heart. havent heard of seth b4 now but would love to hear more from him.

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:55:24 UTC | #861594

Go to: 20 Christian Academics Speaking About God

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          [Comment 35](/videos/642520-20-christian-academics-speaking-about-god/comments?page=2#comment_859867) by  [cnocspeireag](/profiles/58264)          :


                 It has been censored by channel 4. Please don't host censored material unless you link to sites that will allow us to read it. Censorship is a really serious issue.

It is blocked in the UK by Ch4 due to "copyright"! but if you look there`s a quicktime link which worked absolutely fine with windows media player.

edit apologies for the screwed up blockquote, havent learnt how to use the new system properly yet!

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:31:02 UTC | #859874

Go to: Richard Dimbleby Lecture - Shaking Hands with Death

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11. Comment #457827 by Fortinbras on February 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Suicide by a clinically depressed person may not be able to have insight into the consequences of their actions, such as thinking of upset caused to others by their death. They are likely not to be able to view the future with any optimism or hope even if hope exists.


Indeed. but not all "clinically" depressed people lack insight. People often get depressed for a reason, such as terminal illness.

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 22:04:00 UTC | #438252

Go to: Special Investigation - Evolution

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brilliant stuff, loved it

Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:56:00 UTC | #430798

Go to: Attack on Canada, U.S is attack on Muslims: imams

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lol..good dm video though, not sure why he would post that. are they responsible for the blowing up of the the twin towers. call for dave gahan to be executed?

agree with raindear all flag him as a troll

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 13:16:00 UTC | #430439

Go to: Atheist speaker draws crowd

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@juggler comment 423730

brilliant. i loved that

(edited for bad spelling)

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:34:00 UTC | #405512

Go to: Mr. Deity and the Science Advisor

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hillarious and very sharp. loved the banana at the end too.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:40:00 UTC | #405147

Go to: Robert Fulford - Evolution's champion Dawkins returns with a new book

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10. Comment #420077 by Sally Luxmoore
thanks for that, a really interesting listen.

Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:56:00 UTC | #401924

Go to: Mr. Deity and the Planes (Season Three, Episode Six)

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anyway...goodnight all

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:20:00 UTC | #396127

Go to: Mr. Deity and the Planes (Season Three, Episode Six)

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Comment #414160 by steve zara

oh im not that optimistic...pessimist by heart...lol. but even small groups must be seen as some progress.

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:13:00 UTC | #396125

Go to: Mr. Deity and the Planes (Season Three, Episode Six)

bewlay_brother's Avatar Jump to comment 33 by bewlay_brother

quine..that wasnt my quote...i just keep forgetting how to block quote...too many beers tonight probably.

my point isnt that there is no information about how much bad stuff the catholic church has got up to...just that it isnt reported anywhere much these days, but muslims fly a plane into a building, and it is (rightly so)..but there is a hidden "western evil" too.

again steve zara gets it right in post Comment #414158

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:09:00 UTC | #396124

Go to: Mr. Deity and the Planes (Season Three, Episode Six)

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There are even Muslim gay rights groups.

wasnt aware of that. that is indeed very heartening.

again, i find myself applauding steves post. after my half handed attempt at a response.

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 23:57:00 UTC | #396120

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The suggestion that nobody is aware of the evils of the Catholic church except rd.net is not true.

not exactly what i said or at least meant to say. my point was no-one in mainstream media seems to be discussing the CURRENT abhorrent practices of the catholic church, the condoms in africa dabacle, etc, apart from on rd net. I am indeed aware of br...havent read a lot of him but aware indeed.

by the way...what does GODGLE!! mean??
as regards islam what i understand is that it has changed, historically, but its current incarnation is the problematic, dogmatic form. islam of the past has been much more scientific and rational than it is now. Im no expert, but thats my impression from other members of this site who have greater knowledge than i.

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 23:47:00 UTC | #396117

Go to: Mr. Deity and the Planes (Season Three, Episode Six)

bewlay_brother's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by bewlay_brother

youre absolutely correct steve. (interesting new avater btw...still prefer the one with the hat and no face.) while the violence of muslim extremists make headlines, the catholic church still works away behind the scenes, causing untold numbers of deaths with their abhorrent policies, and as far as i can tell, no-one apart from us on rd net are aware of it of discuss it. should be flagged up on international media, imo. condoms cause aids, indeed. makes me livid.

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:49:00 UTC | #396089

Go to: Rod Dreher: Against atheist fundamentalism

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thats what i thought. just thought id flag it up as a warning. nasty buisiness. thanks for the reply.

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:47:00 UTC | #389065

Go to: Rod Dreher: Against atheist fundamentalism

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very off topic i know, but just got an e-mail from this site linking to a warez site. something to do with the site hack josh is trying to fix? anyone know whats happening?

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:19:00 UTC | #389061

Go to: A mid-ocean read

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Comment #399983 by friendlypig on July 27, 2009 at 6:24 pm
Perhaps she might like a copy of The Cod Delusion;o)

Thats just bad. shame on you lol.
anyway, everyone knows cods exist...for now.

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 21:29:00 UTC | #382568

Go to: Homeopathy & Nutritionists vs Real Science!

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"science knows it doesnt know everything...thats why it hasnt stopped."

Brilliant!

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:15:00 UTC | #381731

Go to: Homeopathic A&E

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homeopathic lagers...briliant.

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 23:11:00 UTC | #378751

Go to: Jesus and Mo and Templeton

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jandmo...excellent work as always, concise funny and very witty. ive become a fan in a few short and side splitting weeks.

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:07:00 UTC | #373240

Go to: 'Out of the Closet'— Black Atheists

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Comment #382873 by CaptainMandate on May 29, 2009 at 5:53 am

I believe it was the great philosopher of the mod movement, Roger Daltrey who once wrote:

"meet the new boss, same as the old boss..."



A great song, but it was actually Pete Townsend who wrote it. Daltrey merely sang it..very well, in my opinion.

Fri, 29 May 2009 11:10:00 UTC | #365862