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Go to: Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

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Thank Thor! Any and every country that takes an official move away from religion has taken a step in the right direction.

                     Karen 

Tue, 15 May 2012 23:14:42 UTC | #941718

Go to: For Immediate Release

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What a great idea this project was/is. A perfect example of positive action. I can just imagine how grateful these former people of 'the cloth' must be for the support they're receiving.

Karen

Fri, 11 May 2012 23:04:39 UTC | #941099

Go to: The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

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Brilliant. Beautiful. And of course reminds of what Lawrence Krauss says about the atoms in our left and right hands coming from different stars.

                        Karen

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 06:31:18 UTC | #925287

Go to: Rick Warren and the “Same” God Issue

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Oh thank you #42 Questioning Kat -- that was lovely!

Karen

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:51:57 UTC | #924793

Go to: Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

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Oh thank you, Lawrence Krauss. Yours is like a voice in the wilderness. The American electorate don't appear to notice how insane it is Rick S is even running for president. I am grateful this article has appeared in such a prominent publication.

                            Karen 

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:33:43 UTC | #922946

Go to: Jessica "Evil Little Thing" Ahlquist on CNN

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She's mature, intelligent, well-spoken, reasonable, courageous. The opposite of all those braying at her. Keep it up, Jessica -- we are a multitude, and we're in your corner!

                             Karen 

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:55:12 UTC | #922343

Go to: Romney Defends Conservative Values, Says Obama Has ‘Secular Agenda’

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This has got to be the scariest group of Republicans ever. They are making it hard to believe the coming election is about selecting a leader of a country, not a religious institution. I am hoping Americans will come out of their collective coma and say 'hell no!" to slime ball Newt, robot Mitt, and wish-I-were-a-priest Rick.

                 Karen 

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:49:51 UTC | #920942

Go to: Graham Not Sold on Obama’s Christianity, Santorum Warned of Satan in 2008

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Rick Sanctified is a frustrated "wish-I-were-a-priest-but-enjoy-sex-too-much-and-feel-guilty-about-it-so-I-must-be-holier-than-thou-at-least-holier-than-Newt" idiot.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:34:05 UTC | #920939

Go to: A brutal price still paid for daring to challenge faith

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I was almost frightened by the title (thinking some atheist somewhere had been assaulted) but most pleased to find the writer vigorously standing up for RD against the recent torrent of verbal and written abuse.

                           Karen  

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:25:21 UTC | #920858

Go to: The Church wins the award for intolerance

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Funny, almost fascinating, how those who are the most intolerant, vain, self-regarding, and stupid -- those who have made whole careers out of forcing their ideas on others, try to turn the tables. I am thankful Mr. Ridley has spoken up, and so prominently.

                      Karen 

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:39:16 UTC | #920225

Go to: “It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

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Michael and susanlatimer, I understand where 'you're coming from' (I believe the expression goes). And sorry not to be able to provide links (bet I could find if I hunt) -- but the exasperation I spoke of was the direct result of conversations with friends, and also, family members -- and at a group discussion during a visit to Berkeley last year where I assure you I was outnumbered in my opinion.

Karen

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 08:56:18 UTC | #914980

Go to: “It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

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Michael and susanlatimer: I too have little use for right/left either/or thinking. If there has been a lot of that on this site, I am simply not aware of it. My comment simply reflects my exasperation with self-avowed 'people of the left' who have castigated (quite harshly and unthinkingly in some cases) AHA for going to AEI.

Karen

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:43:15 UTC | #914969

Go to: Q&A, Sean Faircloth on Secular Strategy, Romney & the Religious Right

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From the Financial Times ... as an example of what atheists are up against in America:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d2239780-4d4e-11e1-8741-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1lY1yLEtg

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:56:23 UTC | #914960

Go to: “It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

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I'm so glad he writes that Ayaan HIrsi Ali was " offered sanctuary by an American political institution that was far from her natural political home." This point is lost on left-liberals who never tire of bemoaning the fact that she accepted a position at the American Enterprise Institute. I say thank goodness she had the good sense to go where she was offered "refuge" ... let the left sit on their laurels, and their hands.

Karen

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 04:50:52 UTC | #914947

Go to: Student Faces Town’s Wrath in Protest Against a Prayer

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Christian love. 'Religion of Peace'. Whatever.

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:38:09 UTC | #912106

Go to: To the Moon, Newt!

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Thank you, Lawrence Krauss, for your refreshing voice of reason, science, intelligence. So little (ever?) heard in the American political environment.

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:29:11 UTC | #912101

Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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I just finished his last Vanity Fair article last night -- and could hardly bear to read how much he suffered. Now I will return to 'Hitch 22' -- which I'd wanted to finish while he was still alive -- all the while knowing it wouldn't be long before the end. He was a person of true intellectual honesty, and deep feeling -- for these qualities and so much more, he will always have my deep respect. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Karen

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:57:07 UTC | #899456

Go to: On Black Atheism: Jamila Bey

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RDFan -- I'm with you there. I just don't get the 'black' bit ...

Karen

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 02:45:22 UTC | #895745

Go to: Mississippi to vote on 'personhood'

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Texas and Mississippi: Big supporters of the death penalty and 'personhood". Gotcha.

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 07:01:29 UTC | #886722

Go to: French Newspaper Firebombed After Satire Involving Prophet Muhammad

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I think it would be great if they could raise contributions, fast, -- rebuild, and carry on with their work/satire.

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 06:46:52 UTC | #886719

Go to: Believers vs. Non-Believers: Bill O’Reilly And Deepak Chopra Take On Atheists

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... I can't inflict this on myself today ...

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 06:39:58 UTC | #886717

Go to: Atheist Ugandan works his magic on British humanists

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{Joanna Sadgrove, the specialist) "... went on to say: "Witch doctors, child sacrifice and belief in demon possession have been around for years in Uganda, they are just more talked about at the moment because of an increasing western presence in Uganda. Journalists feed a western fascination with these stories and child sacrifice certainly makes the headlines."

... she almost sounds like she has a problem with this.

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:26:46 UTC | #881189

Go to: [UPDATE]Heads-up to everyone - Bill O'Reilly response expected on Friday Oct 14th

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Comment 13 by DJGutekunst

Your point #2 well taken.

Refusing to address RD by his proper title was an insult. It was not even a sly insult, but outright and on-purpose to be rude and demeaning. This happens all the time as you see prominent people in the U.S. who would take hemlock before referring to the leader of the United States as President Obama.

O'Reilly's treatment of Richard was scandalous. Hardly civil. What can anyone expect from this upcoming response? The usual: lies and distortion.

Karen

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:11:00 UTC | #880740

Go to: O'Reilly vs. Richard Dawkins

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Ask Mr.-Holier-Than-Thou-I-Follow-the-Ten-Commandments where he stands on the death penalty.

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:25:15 UTC | #879682

Go to: Richard Dawkins Event Banned by Michigan Country Club

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American country clubs have a long history of discrimination (blacks, Jews, et al) and are clearly carrying on with their shameful tradition. Surely there must be legal recourse.

Karen

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:23:15 UTC | #879563

Go to: Site Redesign Input

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Please make the icons for material to read or to view more distinct.

Thanks. Karen

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:31:06 UTC | #863143

Go to: William Lane Craig - for children

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Unbearable. How regrettable he gets to empty this stuff into the brains of children.

Karen

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:51:53 UTC | #859742

Go to: The Church's role in aftermath of terrorist attacks in Norway

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Teddybat: I note you say the churches served as a "gathering place" -- which is quite understandable at a time of such communal grief. People may want to come together, to console one another, in a place that is like a sanctuary, and generally quiet. Indeed I as an unbeliever could easily see myself going to a church at such a time to be with my fellows in grief. No need to supplicate or beseech or believe.

... in fact I just came back from church -- I am currently in Denmark and appreciated the opportunity to sit with others in beautiful surroundings and listen to a free concert.

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and all the people of Norway.

Karen

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:38:01 UTC | #859736

Go to: As atheists know, you can be good without God

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As the title says, "As atheists know, you can be good without God". Many religious people (and I daresay the regular readers of this paper) do not know, nor think, this. It is indeed welcome to see this article in USA Today -- a rag if there ever was one. On the occasions I see it in an airport, I can hardly bring myself to do more than glance at the weather report.

Karen

Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:43:33 UTC | #856760

Go to: Dear Angry Lunatic: a response to Chris Hedges

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Emil Muller, Sr, Sir

I very much appreciate your fact-filled answers and thoughtful perspective. And agree with you in many aspects.

I have no doubt whatsoever that there are Muslims in Norway (and all over the world) who mourn the victims of the atrocity committed by ABB -- a senseless slaughter of people (Norwegians, Muslims, Christians, atheists, et al)

Since the discussion began with what Sam Harris wrote -- I quote him here:

The emergence of “Christian” terrorism in Europe does absolutely nothing to diminish or simplify the problem of Islam—its repression of women, its hostility toward free speech, and its all-too-facile and frequent resort to threats and violence. Islam remains the most retrograde and ill-behaved religion on earth. And the final irony of Breivik’s despicable life is that he has made that truth even more difficult to speak about.

That, essentially, was the only point I was trying to make.

Karen

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:02:15 UTC | #856390