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Go to: A C Grayling: Why no Asbo for the Pope?

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What a world we live in

Sun, 02 May 2010 12:05:00 UTC | #464913

Go to: Cardinal Levada on a New Apologetics

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I'm sure under EU law, an arrest warrant would be valid in all member states.

Sat, 01 May 2010 02:10:00 UTC | #464455

Go to: Creationism propaganda for children caught on camera

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How do you believe something on faith and know it is true?

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 04:54:00 UTC | #464160

Go to: Creationism propaganda for children caught on camera

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Sick. Poor children

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 02:54:00 UTC | #464133

Go to: Sometimes, it really is hard to tell faith from a mental illness

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Nothing new here. I was being taught that religious belief is indistinguishable from a mental ailment some 25 years ago.

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:56:00 UTC | #463579

Go to: Two articles on al-Qeda and Terrorism

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Faith reason. Some do x due to faith while others do x becasue of reason.

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:21:00 UTC | #463567

Go to: Colombia cardinal defends church's abuse policies

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People say things such as this because their ability to reason has been damaged. I'm not sure I would go so far as to say that faith makes you stupid, I would however, be prepared to say that faith leaves you predisposed to acts of stupidity.

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 13:25:00 UTC | #462654

Go to: Interview with Patrick Wall

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The RCC are laughing! Release the files, show that it is not true, bingo. Unless it is true then best not to release them.

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:57:00 UTC | #462137

Go to: Authors@Google: Steven Weinberg

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I enjoyed that

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:29:00 UTC | #461812

Go to: Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse

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If the CC was clean as a whistle then they would let independent investigators check out their files! Wouldn't it be great for them to be able to say 'I told you so'?

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:56:00 UTC | #460954

Go to: Should Richard Dawkins be Arrested for Covering Up Atheist Crimes?

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I think it's satire guys

Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:27:00 UTC | #460504

Go to: Vatican climbdown over sex abuse remarks by senior cardinal

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This is why we see nothing being said or done for the most part. Whatever they do or say within the confines of their doctrine is going to show up as being wrong. Better for them to keep silent.

This was the Rat's job for years, to keep things from being talked about.

Keep your fucking heads down lads.

What really gets to me with all this is that it's perfectly allowable in Islam but people are told not to say anything because it's 'their' culture. I don't care if it is their culture.

Sorry, bit of a rant.

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:53:00 UTC | #459832

Go to: The great happy Vatican death spiral

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When you have more than enough, having even more is worthless.

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:59:00 UTC | #459279

Go to: The Third Strike

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As I said on the RD Times thread, if an arrest warrant is issued in the UK then the member states of the EU would be obliged to enforce it should he turn up in their country.

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 14:56:00 UTC | #458089

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

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If an arrest warrant is issued then the other member states would be obliged to enforce it should he visit their country.

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:49:00 UTC | #458054

Go to: First Animals to Live Without Oxygen Discovered

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And then you have people having to say this...

http://tviscool.com/badreligion/modules/news/article.php?storyid=818

Thu, 08 Apr 2010 14:38:00 UTC | #457181

Go to: A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

Go to: A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

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Suffer the children to come unto me

http://tviscool.com/badreligion/modules/news/article.php?storyid=845

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 16:00:00 UTC | #456810

Go to: Worst Earthquake in Mexican History, Caused by Guru Deepak Chopra

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24ct nutjob.

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:09:00 UTC | #456782

Go to: A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

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IMO, Paula's best article yet.

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:07:00 UTC | #456781

Go to: Bishop of Tenerife blames child abuse on the children

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Amazing, and people still follow these people.

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:02:00 UTC | #456777

Go to: Church waited in Italian sex abuse case

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If anyone missed Hitchens on Bill Maher talking about all this, it's available here http://badreligion.co.uk/

Sat, 27 Mar 2010 09:30:00 UTC | #452955

Go to: Merkel: Sex abuse scandal major challenge

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She also said....

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants the eurozone to be able to exclude one of its members in future if that is necessary to avert a crisis.

Mrs Merkel told the German Bundestag (parliament) that existing EU rules were not strong enough to deal with the current crisis triggered by Greece.

Germany was doing it for years!

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:29:00 UTC | #450043

Go to: Texas Board of Education cuts Thomas Jefferson out of its textbooks.

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"have a nice day"

Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:10:00 UTC | #449124

Go to: Call for inquiry voted down

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What a farce. They object to 'examined the value of giving religious institutions tax exemptions.', unless they themselves doubt the value, you would have thought they would have jumped at the chance. There is some great comedy coming out of Australia these days.

Sat, 13 Mar 2010 01:28:00 UTC | #448938

Go to: Richard Dawkins in conversation with Robyn Williams

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Very very good

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:34:00 UTC | #448784

Go to: Religion ban in Quebec's public daycares welcomed

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Beats the endless child abuse stories that seem to come out every day

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:19:00 UTC | #448403

Go to: Human Culture, an Evolutionary Force

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Seems rather obvious to me. Indeed, it would be odd if it was not the case.

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:07:00 UTC | #446209

Go to: The problem with secularism - Opinion - International Herald Tribune

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**one's own personal beliefs**

If that was all it was then I wouldn't give a monkeys, but we all know it's not. Why can't these people see that 'beliefs' are not personal and it is very well shown by the chances of one's children having the same flavour of belief?

Imagine a time where humanity was on the brink of self destruction. The whole world took a vote on the question of belief, we all should or we all shouldn't. I don't need to tell you the story of what would happen if we voted against 'belief' but it's somewhat reasonable to postulate that if we chose 'belief' then millions of years into the future aliens will come to visit.

Imagine the surprise when their archaeologists and anthropologists find out that we died out as a species because we decided to self stupefy ourselves.

How embarrassing!

Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:22:00 UTC | #444523

Go to: Simon Singh at the Royal Courts of Justice and MPs to report on libel reform

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I have

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:18:00 UTC | #443379