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Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

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The body of Christ, present in the sacrament of the Eucharist, although real (neither symbolic nor metaphorical), is vastly different from the ordinary bodies subject to empirical analysis. It is sacramental presence and theology, aided by philosophy, that help to make intelligible what is believed.

Excellent word salad.

Translated:

The wafer really is the flesh of a Jewish zombie. Just because there's absolutely no change, we've invoked magic, so therefore it exists. Really! We also believe homoeopathy is real too.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:10:51 UTC | #947282

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

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I still find 68% a pretty scary number, but at least it is on a downward trend.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:01:08 UTC | #947276

Go to: Is Pleasure a Sin?

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Perhaps the Vatican has shares in the publishing company. The book is currently sold out on Amazon.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:36:33 UTC | #946009

Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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Miller, who declined to be interviewed or have her real name published, was so flustered that she didn’t show the DVD for the rest of the day because she felt responsible for putting the student in that emotional state..

It wasn't the teacher that was responsible for the student being emotionally unable to handle the truth, it is squarely the responsibility of the parents who have brainwashed their child.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:31:05 UTC | #946008

Go to: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

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I'd also say that the second option could be better worded.

Instead of:

"Human beings have developed over millions of years from much less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process"

better to have something like

"Human beings have developed over millions of years as is plainly obvious by the overwhelming amount of evidence and without the intellectual crippling need to invoke an imaginary creator".

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 20:44:41 UTC | #945347

Go to: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

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While the overall trends of the poll are interesting/discouraging, it poll really is confirming the obvious, ie:

  • The Most Religious Americans Are Most Likely to Be Creationists

  • Those With Postgraduate Education Least Likely to Believe in Creationist Explanation

  • Highly religious Americans are more likely to be Republican than those who are less religious

  • Sun, 03 Jun 2012 20:39:46 UTC | #945345

    Go to: Turf wars expose the rot within Holy See

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    Something is rotten in the state of the Vatican.

    Sun, 03 Jun 2012 20:30:08 UTC | #945343

    Go to: Does this candidate have a prayer?

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    Q: Why are you wasting all this time on something so frivolous?

    If someone needs to ask this question then they clearly have no clue.

    Sun, 03 Jun 2012 03:00:26 UTC | #945248

    Go to: In God We Teach

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    All the people that supported Paazkiewicz just don't get it.

    I'm sure if a teacher at the school had started sprouting Muslim propaganda, they would be down his throat quicker than you can say "my god is bigger than your god".

    Fri, 01 Jun 2012 03:49:40 UTC | #944895

    Go to: Atheism in America

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    This is what a good discussion of a topic should be, ie: no interjections, no bias, no childish putdowns, no ignorance etc, etc.

    Fri, 11 May 2012 05:50:24 UTC | #940964

    Go to: Teresa MacBain on CNN - Faces of Faith

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    Great to see an interview conducted in a calm, rational and non-biased manner.

    Take note, Fox News.

    Mon, 07 May 2012 23:20:11 UTC | #940450

    Go to: National Day of Reason

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    Pretty obvious that wasn't Fox "News".

    Fri, 04 May 2012 21:11:35 UTC | #939750

    Go to: Patrick Coffin, with Edward Feser, Receive a Call from Sean Faircloth of the RDFRS (US)

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    These people seem to think that Richard should use up all his valuable time in pointless debates with so called "sophisticated theologians".

    There are so many better things to do in life than get a deep impression on ones forehead.

    Wed, 02 May 2012 23:15:12 UTC | #939187

    Go to: When and where to argue faith?

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    I personally think you are well entitled to express your opinions on a public forum about a person injured in a motor sporting accident.

    We've got to change the mindset that when someone says they are praying for someone or that faith will help someone get over an illness or injury is a good thing or at the very least a harmless comment.

    It's a little like the people who say that the religious moderates are harmless, but as stated in TGD, religious extremists stand on the shoulders of the moderates.

    When a person publicly states they are praying for someone, they are doing a lot more than expressing concern or compassion. They are making a proclamation of superiority.

    They must be challenged at every opportunity.

    Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:24:17 UTC | #936810

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

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    Cardinal George Pell Archbishop of Sydney, Australia A no-nonsense Australian who takes an uncompromisingly conservative position on social issues, Cardinal Pell, 67, would delight conservative and traditionalist members in the Church if he were elected. Since being elevated to cardinal in 2003, he has taken a high profile on a wide range of issues, while adhering strictly to Catholic orthodoxy and supporting traditional liturgy.

    Either that description of him is way off the mark, or Pell was telling huge porkies during the Q&A programme, as nothing he said remotely resembled "adhering strictly to Catholic orthodoxy and supporting traditional liturgy".

    I suspect Pell (and many others like him) change their stance on their religion to suit whatever their current needs are.

    Tue, 10 Apr 2012 02:22:34 UTC | #933510

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

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    Pell's non-answers to everything were deeply unsatisfying (not that I expected anything less).

    I have no idea how he can be a cardinal when his version of Catholicism is so far removed from the official Vatican version.

    He believes atheists can go to heaven (if that's the case, why waste your life with religion?)

    He thinks that homosexual couples are fine (well, sorta. Just not allowed to marry)

    He doesn't believe in Adam & Eve and doesn't literally believe a wafer is the body of Christ despite his waffling that a wafer can still look and taste exactly like a wafer but is literally the fresh of a person (don't try to work out the mangled logic in that one).

    Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:46:21 UTC | #933459

    Go to: Can Religion Justify Bullying Children? by Sean Faircloth

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    Comment 2 by cerad :

    So some professional lobbyist whining because churches are more successful at getting money from the government then he is. Ho hum.

    You're obviously trolling, but just in case someone takes you seriously, the money issue is just a small part of the problem.

    The privilege that is given to religion when it comes to child abuse and death by gross neglect is definitely no trivial matter. It's an absolute travesty of human rights.

    Sat, 24 Mar 2012 05:35:43 UTC | #930071

    Go to: Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group

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    Obviously Bill Donohue is a vile person, but he certainly doesn't mince his words and has at least been very honest about the real reasons why the Catholic Church is targeting SNAP.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:17:35 UTC | #928452

    Go to: Australian Atheist Bus Ad Says God Better Have ‘a Good Excuse’

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    Good old Aussie approach.

    Interestingly that the same company pulled the ads a few years ago that said:

    Atheism: Celebrate reason

    The supposed reason was that they were too political.

    Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:14:43 UTC | #927702

    Go to: Chaplain Demands Atheists Canceled At Fort Bragg - Chaplain Thinks Organizers Want to Set Fire to Churches

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    Gosh, you mean Fox News might not have given fair and balanced coverage to the event?

    Thu, 15 Mar 2012 01:39:30 UTC | #927213

    Go to: Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

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    You could probably sum up the whole article with:

    Shit happens!

    Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:38:20 UTC | #925941

    Go to: Refute This, Hoax Lovers: More Proof Men Totally Walked on the Moon

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    Haven't you people heard of Photoshop? ;-)

    Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:19:34 UTC | #925559

    Go to: Worm-like fossil a 'distant cousin' of humans

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    The headline is wrong, it should read:

    Worm Like Fossil a Close Cousin of Mitt Romney

    Tue, 06 Mar 2012 04:23:38 UTC | #924788

    Go to: Crazy Watering Can

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    I want one of those tats! Very cool.

    Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:05:30 UTC | #922646

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

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    It's a little like some people meeting their favourite TV/Movie star and then discovering in real life that they are nothing like their screen character.

    You would hope journalists would be able to distinguish between a manufactured image and the real one, but seems not to be the case.

    Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:44:41 UTC | #922211

    Go to: The Church wins the award for intolerance

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    You know the argument has been lost when you have to resort to name calling and smear tactics.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2012 03:00:44 UTC | #920200

    Go to: Is Britain a Christian country?

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    Hopefully there''ll be a version on youtube soon so those outside the UK can view.

    Mind you, after seeing previous episodes of TBQ, I think I might be saving my blood pressure from going through the roof by not watching.

    Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:16:12 UTC | #919755

    Go to: ARCHBISHOP TAKES ON ATHEIST DAWKINS

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    Best to take along some olive oil and vinegar as you just know it's going to be a word salad fest.

    Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:34:46 UTC | #916390

    Go to: "Judge For Yourself!"

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    I watched the video 3 times and I still can't see anything resembling a human image. Now, that's spooky!

    Sun, 29 Jan 2012 07:55:27 UTC | #912428

    Go to: Richard Dawkins celebrates a victory over creationists

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    The level of ignorance in some of the comments on the Guardian site are pitiful.

    Reminds me of the proverb:

    You can lead a creationist to evidence, but you can't make him think.

    Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:01:38 UTC | #908499