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Go to: An Update from Christopher Hitchens

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Oh dear, how awful, my thoughts are with him.

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:45:40 UTC | #485585

Go to: Evan Harris: Is this why he lost his seat?

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This is a mostly excellent description of Evan's accomplishments. The complacent people of Oxford don't deserve Evan as their MP. It's very sad indeed.

Thu, 13 May 2010 18:30:03 UTC | #469653

Go to: In Your Face

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Belgium, by banning the burqa has removed the impotus for women to REBEL agianst the burqa of their own accord. All that an outright ban does, is to ally women with the clerical bullies that Christopher so detests. But I do agree with a ban in public places and so agree with the French position. It is perfectly sensible that drivers, nurses, people flying by air, etc should not have their faces covered. Everyone should be treated equally and therefore people should wear what they like in their free-time but not when in public institutions like hospital and airports.

 

I don't know why this issue is discussed so much. All sensible governments would adopt the French's current position. I hope they do not push for a total ban like the Belgians.


 


Tue, 11 May 2010 17:42:34 UTC | #468939

Go to: The great happy Vatican death spiral

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BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!

Sat, 08 May 2010 11:10:38 UTC | #467742

Go to: Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy"

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Love the picture of the two hotties. Atheism and hot men are a great combination. Am I the only one would love to see the atheist 'calendar' featuring New Atheists and more? All profits to the foundation.

 

 

Thu, 06 May 2010 20:54:14 UTC | #467350

Go to: Bill Maher Slams 'Extremist' Muslims On HBO's Real Time

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Bethe,

I never knew Europe was so dull! Now I'll definitely vote UKIP! You know what, screw climate change and sustainability. Screw science in general. What we need is a less dull European parliament. That's what matters most. Give me a break.

Sun, 02 May 2010 20:16:00 UTC | #465064

Go to: Bill Maher Slams 'Extremist' Muslims On HBO's Real Time

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THE EVIDENCE for Morrington

Quotes from their policies:

UKIP describe themselves as “the first party to take a sceptical stance on man-made global warming claims”. This is odd, because the BNP “firmly rejects the ‘climate change’ dogma”.


Both parties would repeal the Human Rights Act


Despite their reference to all religions, UKIP wish to ban the niqab (Muslim full face veil) in certain private buildings as well as in public. Their position is more extreme than the BNP, who want a public ban only.


Need I go on? This is who Pat Condell would have us vote for just because he is sick and tired of Islam. Well we are all tired of Islam but we don't give up the fight by recruiting fascists.

Sun, 02 May 2010 19:53:00 UTC | #465055

Go to: Bill Maher Slams 'Extremist' Muslims On HBO's Real Time

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Morrington,

If UKIP are so wonderful how do explain Nigel Farage's ad hom attack on the Belgian president.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFRFA4wlVj8

This is what UKIP has to offer us, Morrington. How awful, how embarrassing.

And I don't think it is unreasonable to lump together UKIP and the BNP. They have much in common.

http://www.thesamosa.co.uk/index.php/comment-and-analysis/politics/291-election-2010-the-bnp-and-ukip-whats-the-difference.html

So I will now except YOUR apology.

Thanks,

James.

Sun, 02 May 2010 19:40:00 UTC | #465049

Go to: Bill Maher Slams 'Extremist' Muslims On HBO's Real Time

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Bethe,

You have to question whether UKIP's 'anti-face covering policy' stems from their desire to protect the rights of women or whether it stems from their hatred of foreigners and their desire to exert power over inferior intruders?

Given UKIP's homophobic tendencies the latter explanation seems more likely, don't you agree?

Sun, 02 May 2010 17:55:00 UTC | #465003

Go to: Bill Maher Slams 'Extremist' Muslims On HBO's Real Time

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Comment #485762 by Morrington

If you are disillusioned with the way the main parties apologise for religion (as I am) then sending them a message by voting for UKIP/BNP is not the right way of going about protecting the things you value. Both should be our enemies and neither one should be utilised to oppress the other. The threat of Islam is very real but must we vote for parties whose policies are merely a collection of racist gut feelings organised so that they give the appearance of ideas fresh from a new enlightenment??

Parties and people should be judged as whole entities, ALL their policies should be taken into consideration. Aren't our minds capable of weighing up and balancing more than just what their stance on the Islamification of Europe is?

Maher should be applauded for his outspoken anti-theism on mainstream US TV but his views on medicine should be ridiculed. And before he received an award from Richard this should have been taken into consideration. Is our goal of rewarding anti-theism so important that other issues should be ignored?

That is why I disagree with Hitchens when he says he is a one-issue voter. He votes entirely based on who he thinks will make the strongest stand against totalitarianism. Subsequently Hitchens (who I admire immensely) gave his unconditional support to George Bush and his campaign. Why couldn't Hitchens condemn Saddam, support the Iraq war and fight religion without supporting the president?

Why does Pat Condell have to overreact and take sides with a party every bit as unappealing as the fundies he detests so much? It confirms everything I have been saying about his reactionary nature which is why I am disappointed RD.net hosts his pub-rant videos so frequently. I think Maher falls into a similar category and I think it's a shame he was given the award.

Sun, 02 May 2010 17:46:00 UTC | #464999

Go to: Bill Maher Slams 'Extremist' Muslims On HBO's Real Time

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Steve,

I'm not surprised that Condell is UKIP.

Don't let people say that we didn't warn them about Pat Condell.

Sun, 02 May 2010 10:50:00 UTC | #464902

Go to: Richard Dawkins - Absolute Morality

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This debate was like putting a cunning fox into a pen full of spineless sheep. Put an honest passionate intellectual into a panel with politicians and he will always look strident.

Sat, 01 May 2010 16:24:00 UTC | #464611

Go to: Diplomat disciplined over Pope memo is named

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Comment #484094 by fasharoon

You don't need to make the pre-apology of being a conspiracy theorist to think that. It's quite plausible.

The pope cannot escape arrest anyway by just avoiding Britain. I'm assuming that arrest warrants can be issued from any country in the world through international criminal courts.

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:56:00 UTC | #463416

Go to: Diplomat disciplined over Pope memo is named

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Richard, that is hilarious.

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:51:00 UTC | #463413

Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

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Comment #483513 by irvine.intervention

Ok I see now a few of us are thinking the same thing. Nice to know I'm not mental.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:56:00 UTC | #463072

Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

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160. Comment #483756 by RestlessDeviant

Just saw your post and I too am suspicious this was a setup.

James.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:51:00 UTC | #463069

Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

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This is a deliberate tactic of the government. I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist but I think the government and catholic church are in on this.

The catholic church now benefit because they get to cancel the popes visit under another guise. The government benefit because they get to avoid standing up to the pope as well as avoid criticism from the likes of us.

It's a win-win situation for the RCC and the British government and I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't planned.

James.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:48:00 UTC | #463068

Go to: Ministers apologise for insult to Pope

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The government is always so quick to apologise these days. I usually hear the apology before I've heard the story. It's pathetic. No one needs to apologise to Ratzinger for anything.

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 06:59:00 UTC | #462554

Go to: What I know about Islam

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Awful video why is Pat Condell continually posted here? Such a boring unfunny rant.

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:04:00 UTC | #461269

Go to: Johann Hari calls for the arrest of the Pope part 1

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Richard was brilliant in Edinburgh last night. Poetic, humorous, fluent, original. His talk was lovely but his answers to questions were even better. One question which he answered very well was regarding the pope. Johann gives a clear and emphatic answer to match that of Richard. Thank goodness Johann will still be around after Richard is gone.

Edit - there is a reference to arresting the pope of the BBC's 'The News Quiz'. It's quite comical!!!

By the way Richard I found out why the term 'reducing' is used. A quote from my analytical textbook: (I am a physical chemist)

'It may appear strange that the term reduction is associated with a gaining process. Actually the term reduction was coined as a result of what happens to the oxidation number of the element when the electron transfer takes place.'

Not very interesting, I'll admit, but it answers your question.

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 09:13:00 UTC | #460680

Go to: The Catholic Church: Why Richard Dawkins Was Right and I Was Wrong

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Thank you very much Ruse.

Not for agreeing with Richard but simply for admitting you were wrong. That takes courage and you have gained the respect of many here.

James.

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 08:28:00 UTC | #460668

Go to: Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

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Styrer

I am absolutely ecstatic about the two foremost atheistic voices unifying in such an unequivocal way.


My thoughts exactly.

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:10:00 UTC | #458921

Go to: Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

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Richard,

I think it's a shame The Times can get away with this sort of blatant mistruth but I don't think it is damaging to you in the least. Even some religious friends I have are on your (and Hitchen's) side on this one. Please follow through with the appeal to have the pope arrested. It is the perfect opportunity to raise consciousness on this point and maybe even help speed up the demise of Roman Catholicism. Knock the pope off his god-given pedestal and put him where he belongs - alongside the rest of us.

Edit - I see that the headline had changed. But It doesn't matter in my mind - this is the best bit of publicity since the God Delusion became a best seller.

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:14:00 UTC | #458558

Go to: Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

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Thank you Bonzai for pointing me to Ian's post. I will leave it to the international lawyers I think.

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 19:41:00 UTC | #458181

Go to: Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

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AndreD

In most religious countries the public must be either tricked or bypassed if we wish to achieve our goals of instituting reason into government and removing religion from it.


Where's your evidence that this is the case?

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:01:00 UTC | #458060

Go to: Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI

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Isn't it possible just to make a citizens arrest when he gets to Britain.

By the way I wrote to my local MP about the pope's tax funded visit. Please do the same if you have time. Enough pressure and Britain might refuse the pope funding and get excommunicated by the Catholic church, it will be Henry the 8th all over again. What a thought!

Obviously the pope should not be banned but when he arrives we can threaten to arrest him.

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:54:00 UTC | #458056

Go to: A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

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Thanks Alan, and another useful link:

http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/media/

Could RD.net put it's support behind this?

James.

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 18:20:00 UTC | #456874

Go to: A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

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Paula,

Firstly excellent article, clear and damning.

Secondly, do you know (or anyone here) know if there is a petition we can sign to oppose the pope's little visit to Britain?

I have already written to my local MP describing how it would be shameful to welcome the pope in Edinburgh in September. (Actually I was planning to write one BEFORE all this sex scandal stuff happened!!!)

Richard or Josh,

Could RD.net try create some campaign to stop the pope landing on our soil? I've checked and I'm pretty sure that it's unprecedented for a country to refuse a pope entry. (Mind you, little boys haven't had much luck refusing entry either).

I think it's important to highlight the double standards we still have concerning religion. Geert Wilders is banned yet the pope is welcome with a million pound party. What is going on?

James.

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 17:24:00 UTC | #456848

Go to: Happy Birthday Richard Dawkins!

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Happy Birthday Richard. I wish you many many more.

And thanks for this great website!

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:20:00 UTC | #452610

Go to: What Is Time? One Physicist Hunts for the Ultimate Theory

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There are things that happen, like you turn an egg into an omelet, but you can’t turn an omelet into an egg.


Not strictly correct.

Feed only omelettes to a chicken and the chicken will still lay eggs. Dan Dennett.

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 17:13:00 UTC | #444871