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Go to: Cleric says polio vaccination 'un-islamic', warns of jihad against docs

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Allah is all powerful. Allah wants the kids to have a crippling illness? So he can make the vaccine not work? No, wait, he could stop the WHO going, so actially he wants them to immunise the kids. But then that means he wants the cleric to call for Jihad to stop the WHO doing Allah's will to save the kids from the crippling illness He put upon them ...Erm, but then does he want the cleric to be arrested so the WHO can save the children ....

It's a shame the kids can't be immunised against delusion

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:46:59 UTC | #947402

Go to: A Religious Military? Spiritual Fitness Test or Rationality Fitness Test?

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This is like the "new" stress test my doctor performed on me.

"It's new and from America" the deluded doc proclaimed. 20 questions about my life style like one of those ladies' magazine questionnaires; points off for going to the pub, points added for eating fruit etc ... but nearly 50% of points were awarded to going to church. Needless to say, I failed.

I tried to explain that I was far more likely to be stressed if I went to a church and lived first hand the lies, indoctrination and abuse but I'm officially a risk for stress according to my work record ... because I don't fit the ideal of a test used by the employment doc.

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:00:44 UTC | #947177

Go to: Nun's sex talk raises the Vatican's ire

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I started to think that not all catholics are that bad but in fact she doesn't agree with catholic doctrine. So she isn't a catholic?

In fact she follows just 1 of the billion or so different Xtian religions where you can believe in the bits you like and ignore the things you don't and even ignore that all the others choose different bits; it's just 1 of the several billion religions where poeple look at the sky a lot and marvel that the supreme super power of the universe has morals just like theirs.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:14:03 UTC | #945897

Go to: An Asian Origin for Human Ancestors?

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Do I get a rebate on my "We're all Africans" t-shirts?

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:19:17 UTC | #945666

Go to: Jury gives "faith healing" mother prison time in son's death

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I think we all on this sight are baffled as to how a parent can do this to their child just to keep an imaginary spirit happy. However, wouldn't the comments here be better placed on their site (some with a little editing :) ) ... there's no subs required and maybe the peeps reading the NewOK might see that not all people are sympathetic to dogs mysterious ways.

Wed, 30 May 2012 07:41:00 UTC | #944405

Go to: Rewritable memory encoded into DNA

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This is all very well, but is the damn thing going to install iTunes or Quicktime with every download?

Tue, 22 May 2012 08:03:23 UTC | #942763

Go to: Queen 'should remain Defender of the Faith' - BBC poll

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... her faith is still strong

Why is it that clergy say things like this as if strong faith is a good thing?

What it means is that she is desperately hoping that her guess about a spirit in the sky has some foundation and that if it does, that spirit will have a preference for humans that worship crosses as opposed to any other torture device, if indeed this spirit has any plan for any species after they're dead.

... and then we're supposed to accept this?

"If you have a political culture which rigidly excludes the voice of faith from rational dialogue ..."

If there's anything excluding faith from rational dialogue it is irrational faith!

Tue, 15 May 2012 13:51:51 UTC | #941595

Go to: The Myth of America’s Christian Heritage

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But surely America IS founded on Christian priciples?

Just like the bible, it started with attempted genocide and repression of the native tribes (who's land is required) excused because they are considered as lesser beings in the eyes of a god in which they don't beleive and have heard never of.

Leviticus, instead of being an ancient story in a far off land, can be brought to America. Mitt has got to see the appeal in that .. bringing bible characters to the good ol' USofA. It's a bit like Disney buying the rights to Winnie the Pooh and then giving him an american accent ... except with far more sinister and ultimately disasterous consequences.

Tue, 15 May 2012 09:06:30 UTC | #941548

Go to: Why Chimpanzees Kill

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Nothing new here. Males who aren't getting laid start killing others outside of their "group". They'll be wearing frocks and pointy hats next and saying god told them to do it!

Bonobos are like hippy Chimps man. Has science checked all the plants they eat?

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:44:01 UTC | #936951

Go to: Sri Lankan held for "witchcraft" in Saudi Arabia

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"saying it underlined the urgent need to end executions in the kingdom"

or maybe it underlines an urgent need to educate people not to believe in the delusion of witchraft!

If these laws existed in the UK, 90% of the population who shop in supermarkets could be executed. UK kids always play up in supermarkets, and with this kind of law, all those embarrassed Mums and Dads could get people beheaded when "little darling" screams as they are dragged passed the fat boy biscuit counter, blaming the innocent "witch" bystanders for the "strange" behaviour instead of the lack of parenting.

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:53:34 UTC | #935744

Go to: I’m an Ape, and I’m Also a Fish

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Comment 1 by Sjoerd Westenborg

Fish can't appreciate a fine novel. Humans can. Therefore, Jeebus.

I couldn't agree more; the stories of Jeebus do indeed make a fine novel. Like a 1st century Tolkien novel.

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:58:02 UTC | #929576

Go to: Scientists Last Supper

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No James Clark Maxwell?

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:34:24 UTC | #927444

Go to: Westboro Baptist Church to attend Reason Rally with special message for atheists

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an event slated to be the largest gathering for the secular community in history,

Err ... No, that would called Sweden surely?

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:51:24 UTC | #926641

Go to: Vatican told to pay taxes as Italy tackles budget crisis

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Tax them? I think the Vatican bank should be "absorbed" by the European Central Bank and the Vatican itself be sold to the Republican Party.

Europe would have enough funds to shore up the weak economies and Italy would have millions of american tourists until the Vatican was dismantled and rebuilt somewhere in Texas.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:32:37 UTC | #922461

Go to: Plant blooms after 30,000 years in permafrost

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Coming back from the dead after 3 days takes a miracle. Coming back after 30,000 years takes science.

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:33:51 UTC | #920668

Go to: Queen highlights Church of England's duty to all faiths

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representatives of the Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Zoroastrian communities, as well as Christian representatives.

no atheist or agnostics then handing over TGD or Pastafarians or Hitchist with GING? Were Scientologists, Mormons, Spiritualists and astrologers considered too silly? or just not wealthy enough to have influence?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:40:58 UTC | #918403

Go to: So Britain's a Christian Nation?

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... of course it is. We give all our riches to our leaders and say thank you everyday for being degraded by them!

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:18:45 UTC | #918397

Go to: Pope 'exorcised two men in the Vatican', claims new book

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You couldn't make this stuff up could you?

... Oh, they just did! .... Damn.

This is what Bill O'Rielly means but "It's true to me"? As in, "it's complete bullshit but it keeps me in a job".

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:28:34 UTC | #916145

Go to: Antarctic lake success 'uncertain'

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Lake Vostok, which is about the same size as Lake Ontario, is buried beneath nearly 4km of ice. The lake itself is about the same age as the ice that covers it - 14 million years old.

The Russians have friendly competition from US and British teams.

...but the americans stopped drilling after 6,000 years worth of ice. "The world can't possibly be more than 6,000 years old, now shut those drills down, I need to get my face back in this green hat and continue translating ancient egyptian" said the new president.

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:52:23 UTC | #915273

Go to: Black Nonbelievers Speak Out

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I've always disliked the term African American

We don't refer to European Americans, or Scandinavian Americans, or call the large Italian population Romano Americans or even Latin Americans, which would be more accurate than its use for the Hispano Americans which have a far more recent injection of African blood from the Moores.

Should we call the Indians, who clearly don't come from India, Asiatic Americans or Ancient chino-Americans?

How about all of them being simply Americans.

Sisi ni Waafrika wote

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:57:50 UTC | #913473

Go to: Black Nonbelievers Speak Out

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Ah, the race question again.

They're not atheist because they're black and they're not black because they're atheist (or naughty Jews - note for Mr Romney). But their history has kept them shamefully apart from the whilte folks.

The relgious ones have their own churches because the white churches have no soul. The early xtians were obviously punished by god and sentenced to life without rythm, but the African were not xtians until xtians took them from their forest spirits and made them slaves like the bible says.

Why on earth are any of them xtians?

It's bad enough being an outcast becasue you've got dark skin, imagine how outcast you'd be in America if you had no god AND dark skin.

We're All Africans!

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:43:59 UTC | #913469

Go to: Abortion, an anti-Christian student union, and the closing of the British mind

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I think I'm getting the idea of this catholic thing now ... .....basically, one just needs to scream opression when one's opression is resisted and if faith tells you not to do something, no one, not protestants, muslims, humanists or well, anyone at all really, should be allowed to choose otherwise for themselves.

So, Muslims become offended when it is pointed out how offensive their religion is, and catholics become oppresive when it's pointed out how oppressive their religion is.

What do humanist become? Human?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:42:58 UTC | #913443

Go to: Wednesday Religion: Morals in a Time of Secularism

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We live in a secular state, a fact that is often celebrated. However, what does this mean for the issue of morality?

What does it mean? It is a totally separate issue.

At best, it means that ancient morality which is now considered immoral by civilized people cannot be forced upon said people because it's written in an old book.

I see that Wednesday religion is just as mis-guided as Thursday, Friday and any other day religion.

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:31:45 UTC | #911723

Go to: Muslim extremists storm Irshad's book launch in Amsterdam

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Had I spent the last 14 billion years creating and managing a vast expanding universe, connecting everything with infinitly tiny particles, creating stars and planets at will, then destroying them and creating more interesting elements to build with, making life, listening to the prayers of all living things, reading all thoughts, making lists of who gets to love me for ever, I would be really pleased that these chaps shouted at someone who wrote a book they didn't understand. Why, I'd probably make a special order of virgins for when these visionaries finally do make it to my kingdom in the sky.

..... or not.

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:38:13 UTC | #911287

Go to: Symphony of Science - The Greatest Show on Earth! A music video about Evolution

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If there's anyone deserving reverence, it's the BBC Documentary cameramen (and women - thank you Stan). Stunning images show the fascinating beauty of nature as much as any technical explanation of the genes.

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:35:05 UTC | #909565

Go to: Carcineidolia

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Looks like a Mr Man.

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:34:34 UTC | #909508

Go to: Lawrence Krauss Interviews

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I got the impression Mr Wright (ha) was suggesting that becasue one can't make a random generator that is truely random (because it needs an algo which is ultimately not random) then randomness isn't random and the universe requires a generator (made by god?)?

But if randomness is randomness. Our generators aren't true randomness because we are synthesising randomness based on some algo. So we fail. Would God also not fail? So becasue the universe could be based on randomness, god can't be behind a generator that wouldn't create true randomness. So god failed?

In any case, even if god did make the ultimate algo for a random generator it doesn't mean (s)he is the petty controller of beard length, hat size and willy tips, who despises the less convetional of his creations, and oppresses the 50% without a willy. It is unlikely that such a magnificent programmer would have chosen a genocidal tribe who lied about their original precence in the middle east as his/her representatives, nor would (s)he be able to accept the illogical statements that He sent Himself to die for sins He invented but 72hrs later He rose again to erm ... Him ... and all was well as long as you praise without question .... oh and praise be ... you can now eat bacon!

Abrahamic myths ... truely more Simpson than Sampson!

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:57:29 UTC | #909117

Go to: Volunteers wanted for planet hunt

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Genisis: 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Typical male dominated science. If women were in charge they'd wind down the window and ask Dog for directions.

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:38:27 UTC | #909104

Go to: Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women

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Comment 5: It is, if I may reduce my argument to the lowest common denominator, a load of bollocks.

In view of the godloving behaviour described here, I think your denominator is not low enough.

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:42:48 UTC | #908856

Go to: UK government bans creationist schools

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‘the teaching, as an evidence-based view or theory, of any view or theory that is contrary to established scientific and/or historical evidence and explanations.’

This doesn't just apply to creationism? So it rules out the teaching of the Koran? Wasn't it in an interview RD did with a Muslim student that she explained that the Koran tells us that fresh water and salt water don't mix (as proof the Koran is true. Ha)? So the Koran can't be taught under this act?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:57:27 UTC | #907347