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Ladies and Gentlemen,
The trouble with prisons today is they are not "hell Holes" enough. The whole point as some of you have pointed out is to stop criminals re-offending and you don't achieve that by coddling and pleading.
Civilizing people is a stick and carrot process; violent offenders need the grating and the cat to focus their attention on their behavior and counciling to show them the proper direction. Spare the rod and spoil the child; no matter how much you try to educate, there is always the need for the threat of corporal punishment.
The trouble with the western world is all this liberal thinking has made us soft. A hundred years ago we knew what we stood for and we knew we were right. We are a society that is in decline now through lack of courage and determination; decadence and self interest prevail and we will very soon be overrun.
DM-H.

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:34:00 UTC | #120554

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
The British people were not asked whether they wanted a multi-cultural society or not; it was imposed upon them as cynical political tool by the looney left to attract more adherents to their marxist policies. The Britons have their own culture of which they can be justly proud and there is not the slightest justification for watering it down with foreign influences.
Three generations of a socialist nanny state have shrivelled the wits and the balls of the British male to where he now is no longer able to stand up for what deep down he knows is right. Unless something drastic is done very soon there will be no opportunity to resist the power of an ancient, ignorant, violent and bigotted faith. There is a growing movement and legitimate British political party who are pledged to stopping this rot; join the BNP and be proud to be British.
DM-H.

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:25:00 UTC | #119431

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Dear Teratornis,

"Essentially Gould was asking religion to reduce itself to nothing more than a form of entertainment, a masturbatory thought pattern having no measurable impact in the real world, and thus no possibility of scientific testability. In other words, push God into his steadily shrinking gap."

Is this not exactly what religion is and where it is going in the West. Marx said religion was an opiate for the masses which is in a sense an entertainment. I see hordes here in the US, dressing up on Sundays and strutting their stuff and being entertained. Of course they do not see it as such because they are blinded by some emotional fervour to feel good about themselves.

"But such a religion would not be very appealing to hoi polloi, who are for the time being stuck in the real world and have lots of vexing real world problems they cannot solve yet."

I understand your meaning and surely the decline specifically in Western Europe of religion is the proof of what you have written. It isn't very appealing because with enlightenment, it is seen to be more and more irrelevant to one's everyday world problems. Religion has always been a political tool wealded by the powerful to subjugate the masses. More and more only basically educated people are seeing religion for what it is; an illusion not a reality. In the US, evangelicalism is precisely an entertainment and a snake oil remedy for the trials of everyday stress.
DM-H.

Fri, 08 Feb 2008 13:38:00 UTC | #118044

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Rod-the Farmer's comments are eminently correct, just so long as one looks at the World through logic and reason; however, that is not how Muslims are. They are motivated by ignorance and bigotry of the worst kind; fairness doesn't enter into their way of thinking. For them it is about control of the individual, complete subservience to their Imams wishes by claiming every sort of diversion to their antiquated faith is not the will of Allah.
They have every intention of setting up Islamic States wherever the local populace are too weak to resist. The Brits have had their wits and balls shrivelled by three generations of a nanny state and simply do not now have the stomach to resist. Their only chance for survival will be by recognizing that what the BNP stands for is right, reasonable and their only saviour, and should give the only truly British party their unqualified support.
DM-H.

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:58:00 UTC | #117670

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Little wonder the western world sits precariously upon the edge of oblivion. Acceptance of homosexuality as a society norm has been shown to be a serious symptom of society's demise throughout the history; there is nothing likely to be different now. It is the most important of a number of social ills such as drug addiction, promiscuity and the cult of self above all else.
There is one saving grace for the spread of Islamic forces throughout Europe today; the queers and all the other social deviants will be eradicated. Unfortunately for the majority of decent, clean living and morally upright people, the scum of the western world will drag them into the abyss of ignorance, oppression and religious despotism as well.
Take heed, we will all pay very dearly for the "rights" of a few who have throughout mankind forced their selfish, adolescent and irresponsible behavior on the populace. Squeal as much as they like, the downfall of civilized reason and values is on their weak shoulders.
DM-H

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:31:00 UTC | #117189

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"Most but not all scholars think, on balance, that a charismatic wandering preacher called Jesus (or Joshua) probably was executed during the Roman occupation, though all objective historians agree that the evidence is weak."

Ladies and Gentlemen,
This sentence pretty much says it all, however, when are we going to stop using the words "Jesus" and "Christ" as names. Nobody by the name "Jesus Christ" ever lived 2000 years ago. "Jesus" is a corruption of the Greek word "lesous" which in turn was a transliteration of the Hebrew "messiah" meaning "leader from Roman occupation". "Christ" comes from the Greek title "Christos" meaning "annointed one"; neither of these words originally meant what they have become to mean through centuries of manipulation by "Christian" dogmatists. We must take every opportunity, as with that silly virgin business, to point these facts out to the brainwashed sheep.
Yours sincerely, David.

Sun, 16 Dec 2007 16:44:00 UTC | #94860

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Quill's comment is most apropriate, however, in the US, school education in general is of such a low quality that ignorance has become the breeding ground for religious bigotry. This is a deliberate policy not just a simple act of neglect.
Those countries (Britain used to be one of them) where the standard of education was high, religion takes on a more benign approach. The antithesis of this is to be seen in it's extreme in the Middle East and Asia Minor, hence the radical Islamic and Judaic problem today. Britain is headed in this direction and to let this go without serious objection, will turn it's population into a religious orientated ignorant mass in another generation.
Yours sincerely, David J. Millea-Hunt.

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 17:26:00 UTC | #84675

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
How did this off topic BS about America's 51st State get in here (for those of you who don't believe Canada is America's 51st State, over 85% of the Canadian economy is directly dependent upon the US). The subject is Dawkin's view of religion and it's evil bigotry no matter how benign most of it's followers may appear.
I have a number of colleagues at work, all supposedly reasonably intellegent, educated people who make up the 40% the Archbishop of Canterbury denies exist. Every single one of them believes in ID, their ancestors were put on Earth 10k years ago intact and if pushed, would shoot anyone in the name of God who contradicts them. These are nice ordinary people for the most part but they really are insane.
People, we are surrounded by nutcases and they look just like you and me, not a raghead in sight.
Yours sincerely, David J. Millea-Hunt.

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 17:06:00 UTC | #84674

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
The typical American response is "don't actually do anything just throw money at it so as not to be in the line of fire". Ms. Ali probably could use money as we all could but more importantly she could use our actions, words and deeds more.
Everytime a Jew, Christian or Muslim bigot, which incidently means all of them, so much as hints they should be treated specially, speak directly without fear or rancour and ask for the evidence that supports their beliefs. Their discomfort and anger shows they know it is all BS; face them down. Is there risk? Certainly. The earlier we all do this, the sooner we can stop their ignorance.
Yours sincerely, David J. Millea-Hunt.

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:32:00 UTC | #84667

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Not one of you seems to have the slightest interest in science or the wonder it holds; you are all so wrapped up in your one track mind set of religion bashing you completely miss the grandeur of the universe. As for MIND REBEL, MIND LESS would be more appropriate.

Sun, 03 Jun 2007 21:45:00 UTC | #44388

Go to: Atheism isn't the final word

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
What does anything of the above have to do with reason and enlightenment. Adherence to a traditional, though invented socio-political doctrine, simply because it has been forced upon the populace for millenia, is no reason to give it any credence in these scientifically enlightened times. As comforting as the idea of an all seeing, knowing and "forgiving" universal entity may be, showing it for the brainwashing fraud it has always been must be the duty of all freethinking people. It is clear from the article, the author is not a freethinker and is incapable of imagining his life without having this supposed entity taking the responsibility for it.

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:04:00 UTC | #29870

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
"Ev3nt H0riz0n" is right. Most postings on this website have now become inane, religion bashing and hardly ever on topic. The retort following his/her criticism confirms the low mentality all too prevalent. If you cannot keep it intelligent and on topic, go back to your sandbox.

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:36:00 UTC | #29859

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
A reminder if I may. The term "atheist" is a religiously coined denegration for someone who mistakenly, in their view, does not believe what they believe. Richard Dawkins does not use the term about himself and neither should we. "Atheism" is to us a contradiction; one cannot be a non-believer in something which does not exist in the first place.

Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:25:00 UTC | #29359

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
"Alric" tries to make a point about amputees never having been "miraculously cured" but I have witnessed such an event.
During 1997 I worked as an EMS helicopter pilot for North Carolina Baptist Hospital. We were dispatched to a small rural clinic to bring in a three year old negro boy who had had his left arm completely severed above the elbow by a railway train running over him. The clinic had put his severed arm in a plastic bag in a bucket of ice and we flew him back to the hospital, all within an hour of the accident.
The surgeons were able to re-attach his arm and connect blood vessels, tissue, nerves, etc. and within moments were able to determine proper blood flow to the limb. Weeks later, the little boy walked out of the hospital with some use of his arm. The prognosis was, with proper therapy and exercise, he would regain 85% of the use of that arm.
That is a miracle, not of mysticism but one of the will of man to overcome what seems to be the impossible to benefit his fellow man.

Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:16:00 UTC | #29356

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
The pope and others with this sort of reasoning are claiming evolution as being a rationally driven process which it is not, whilst trying to claim the theory of evolution is irrational simply because it cannot be entirely explained at present. The religious, no matter their flavour, are always incapable of putting aside their cherished, irrational beliefs for just a moment to see reason. I suppose they must have too much emotion, time and money invested in this fraud.

Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:50:00 UTC | #28838

Go to: Then Call it God

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Don't encourage Richard; he may start to believe many of you posters sycophantic adulations of him and declare himself the diety you all want him to be.

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 19:37:00 UTC | #28376

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
One can always tell when someone like Ann Coulter is hitting the mark; the loony left liberals who think they are so so free thinking and intellectualy superior squeal like squashed cats. Ann is an example of someone who is successful; she has found a large market in those little nobodies who like to vilify her. What you lot can't see is she is taking the piss out of you.

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 19:29:00 UTC | #28375

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is hope for the survival of the white race yet. We may have to rely upon the innate laziness, ignorance and stupidity of the aboriginal peoples rather than our own cleverness, but combined, both these traits should see us through. Darwinism; isn't it great?

Sat, 07 Apr 2007 19:36:00 UTC | #27972

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Doesn't anyone see a self regulating mechanism in the plus column. The overabundance of people is the fundemental cause of accelerated global warming. As the climate changes and becomes for many, noticeably the poor underdeveloped masses, a detriment to their survival, a large reduction in population could well be the result, thereby reducing the emissions. Whether we want it or not, worldwide conflagrations are on their way and certainly within this century. As ever, it is the healthy, strong and determined who will survive, no matter how much the liberal minded nature huggers may try to make it otherwise; pure Darwin, isn't it great. The more I drive my Roller the sooner it may happen.

Sat, 07 Apr 2007 19:14:00 UTC | #27969

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
"Militant Theists: too dumb for anybody's good.

Sat, 07 Apr 2007 18:07:00 UTC | #27960

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E. J. Dionne Jr.
There never was anyone by the "name" of Jesus Christ. Both words are Greek and mean "messiah" and "annointed one". The character to whom they are attributed is an amalgam of a number of revolutionaries who were executed by the Romans during this period, mostly Levites and Athenes who were railing against Roman and corrupt Jewish leadership.
I don't think it will be too long before Marx is deified if he hasn't been already. It is an odd facet of the human condition to put revolutionaries on a pedestal, or in this case a cross and then worship them.

Sat, 07 Apr 2007 17:59:00 UTC | #27959

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Richard Dawkins has done the western world a great disservice by using ideas and language associated with homosexuality, to put forward the argument for atheists to "come out". Either deliberately or inadvertently, he has equated enlightenment and reason in the minds of those with a religious bent, to be a license for licentious and irresponsible behavior. Homosexuality is not a lifestyle nor is it acceptable for a society to survive, advance and prosper.
Certainly, homosexual behavior is practiced by various primates and other mammals, but only during adolescence and here is the point, it is simply practice at sexual experimentation amongst adolescent males which are not mature enough to command the right to service females. They grow out of it and assert their position to that right, and those that don't are shunned and ostracized, for their society innately recognizes the danger they are in if they do not.
Humans innately know this to be true too and the western world, led by the hedonistic USA, is headed down the path to destruction because it has become too self indulgent and decadent to recognize it. Homosexuality, once accepted as the norm by a society, is a precursor to inevitable decline. History shows this to be the case and every civilization which ignores this rule does so at it's peril. This rule has nothing the do with religion, it is a proven evolutionary fact, no matter how unpalatable it may be to some, and the meddling priesthood are doing their flock and western civilization a great mischief by prevaricating and trying to appeal to a wider group to fill their coffers; they have no balls either.
Again, homosexuality is not an acceptable lifestyle; it is a mental sickness, a physical perversion and a social vice. Those who are unable to give it up are not men at all, but self indulgent, cowardly and immature boys and do not have the right to be called men or treated with the respect that that title presumes. The only upside about homosexuality, is the lack of maturity and cowardliness exhibited by adherents is not passed into the genetic pool.

Sun, 25 Mar 2007 11:18:00 UTC | #25285

Go to: Sex in the 1700s

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WittyReference,
A very good point but it was not the one I was trying to make. A doctorate study of a base instinct doesn't exactly uplift the mind above the navel or provide humanity with anything new. I hope you agree that to rise above one's animalistic preoccupations is a noble and civilizing endeavour and Jenny Skipp's time and the money that paid for it could have been better spent.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 21:14:00 UTC | #25190

Go to: Gimme That Old Time Religion (Bashing)

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Surely there is no such thing as a moderate approach to religion. They all have tenets which must be blindly accepted in order to belong. It is blind acceptance which Harris so rightly points out is the knub of the problem. The religious, no matter their stripe, are entirely outside reasonable dialogue by definition; there can be no dialogue or compromise with ignorant dogma.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:03:00 UTC | #25171

Go to: The many forms of fundamentalism

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
James Carroll has made the point precisely, even if he has to some extent confined himself to Roman Catholic Christianity. Let us be clear, all religions pray upon the mentality of sheep and that is exactly what all fundementalists are. A point the religious are entirely unable to grasp is Atheists et al are not sheep and Darwinian evolution is not a belief; we question everything and demand reasonable explanations.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:50:00 UTC | #25165

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Crysknife,
On the contrary, your fundementalist colleagues work with you. The fact that you know they are fundementalist god botherers mean they haven't been shy about letting you know it. Dawkins can be in their faces and so should we; it's just a teeshirt; no further comment by you to them is necessary and any rate, your right to free expression is just as valid as theirs.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:29:00 UTC | #25160

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DistrictSelectman & Jonathan Dore,
The sequence of events is very clear. The woman concerned, through her self indulgence and lack of restraint, has three children and now finds herself blind as a direct result. Pregnancy, just in case you don't know, is not an unavoidable desease but the direct result of a deliberate act; abortion is not a cure for pregnancy which many on this posting seem to think.
The point that you all are missing is this woman expects society at large to be responsible for her actions because she has abdicated from the social norms of her country. It is obvious she just doesn't care about anyone except herself and expects tax payers to pick up the tab for her indulgences.
Atheism or theism have nothing to do with this issue, this is about personal responsibility and self discipline, concepts which are demonstrably lacking in todays Western Society, hence the ever increasing tax burden upon the very group of people who can least afford it, and this woman's example is typical. The fact so many young people today consider there is nothing wrong with her behaviour as shown on this posting, shows a clear moral laxity and little thought for the future of society at large.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:54:00 UTC | #25101

Go to: Sex in the 1700s

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
All very illuminating and enervating I am sure, but what might I be so bold as to ask is Jenny Skipps going to use her new found knowledge and doctorate for; educating the sex obsessed, adolescent, western world that it is somehow justified to carry on with the profligate, licentious, self indulgence because there is an evolutionary precursor?

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:10:00 UTC | #25093

Go to: If only gay sex caused global warming

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is nothing gay about homosexuality; it is just one symptom of a society which no longer has the determination to be adult and responsible; a social disaster. Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it.
There is nothing gay about Global Warming for the same reason. It is much more important to indulge our every whim, in this case cheap and convenient air travel (one Boeing 737 dumps over two tons of greenhouse gases into the upper atmosphere per hour of flight; do the math) than to contol an accelerated natural disaster. Some of you are correct to point out that if everyone were to be adult and socially responsible, this impending disaster may be averted.
The "gayer" a society becomes the sooner the trumpets of doom blow down it's walls.

Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:41:00 UTC | #25023

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"Luthien",
The GOD particle is only slightly more speculative than the graviton, but it must exist otherwise ID would have nothing upon which to hang it's hat. Apples fall from trees because of the GOD particle don't they?

Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:00:00 UTC | #25022