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Go to: Atheist ads 'not breaking code'

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Great news. It is sad that the ASA had to rule on freedom of speech but it never hurts to have it defended.

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:34:00 UTC | #309888

Go to: All aboard the atheist bus campaign

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what a fantastic response, I can't wait to see these

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:41:00 UTC | #254416

Go to: YouTube Reinstates Pat Condell

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Comment #259944 by Roy_H

Another cheap shot for you :-
Q. What do you call an Asian that does not own a corner shop?
A. Doctor
Still, it is less offensive than most of the Irish jokes I have ever heard.

Ah I see so all Asians are Muslim, all corner shops are owned by Asians, therefore all corner shops are owned by Muslim.
Similarly Muslims are terrorists, all Asians are terrorists.
Stalin was an atheist, all atheists are mass murderers.

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 08:31:00 UTC | #246502

Go to: YouTube Reinstates Pat Condell

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Did anyone else wince at the corner shop comment? I think some of his comments are needless cheap shots to get his point across.

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 07:16:00 UTC | #246479

Go to: More reviews of 'The Genius of Charles Darwin'

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Good old AA Gill, such a well respected critic... oh no, wait.

Sun, 10 Aug 2008 10:27:00 UTC | #215533

Go to: Richard Dawkins, the naive professor

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She's creating a fire hazard leaving all those straw men lying around.

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:43:00 UTC | #214066

Go to: Council ban on atheist websites

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Surely the best thing to do would be to ban all websites that aren't directly related to your day of work?

But then the day would last forever!

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:17:00 UTC | #209681

Go to: Blogger spreads the gospel of science

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Comment #189248 by Cartomancer

I'm assuming that this Kent in which the peerless PZ Myers was born is not the real Kent in Southeast England where I was born, but a shoddy transatlantic knock-off with no cathedrals, oasthouses or feckless Gravesend dole scroungers anywhere to be seen?

Ha, I come from Kent too... and was born in Gravesend.... *hangs head in shame

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 01:20:00 UTC | #179804

Go to: British Airways takes beef off the menu to avoid offending Hindus

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Nova - I defend it because like Buddhism, Hinduism is responsible for almost no trouble to society and our real enemies at the moment are the really damaging religions of Christianity in the States and Islam in Britain.

Absolutely untrue. I would suggest reading some Hitchens for some good examples. Buddhism, and particularly Hinduism can be just as damaging, you just don't hear about them so much because both the US and the UK are Christian-dominated societies currently obsessed with Islam.

Sat, 10 May 2008 10:53:00 UTC | #168951

Go to: Dawkins warns of human extinction

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What's your point scottishgeologist? If the God of the Bible does indeed exist, there might be a very strong case for being prepared to meet him, don't you think? If he does not, not all that much is lost by believing in Him.

Um, I think it has more to do with people walking in to watch Richard talk going past a sign saying "Prepare to meet thy God"

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 07:12:00 UTC | #147373

Go to: Dawkins warns of human extinction

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sycophantic adulation

Examples please

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 07:02:00 UTC | #147363

Go to: Dawkins warns of human extinction

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Artful_Dodger - wow, who'd have thought the official Richard Dawkins website would have comments about Richard Dawkins!?

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 06:59:00 UTC | #147359

Go to: Protests no concern for outspoken atheist

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Derick Gillies, of the Free Church of Scotland, said there was an unbalanced debate between those believing in creationism and those believing in evolution.

I find it odd whenever I hear that religious people feel there is unbalanced debate when it comes to issues such as evolution.

Aside from the fact that Professor Dawkins has and continues to take part in debates with religious figures, and that there is always a right to reply, be it through the press, online or in Churches etc. There have also been thousands of years of persecution against people who go against the accepted religion of those in power; be it through believing in a different religion or by having no religion at all. Maybe they would prefer it if we were all silenced, like we would have been in the good old days?

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 01:59:00 UTC | #147149

Go to: Canadian fossil makes waves in Huckabee's presidential run

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for those who don't understand how american politics work: public opinion is intensely studied and the candidates are merely responding to polls when they state their 'beliefs'. who knows what mr. huckabee really believes.

In the case of candidates like Barak Obama I'd agree with you, but when they go lengths to become ordained Baptist ministers I think they've gone beyond merely bowing to public expectation.

That said, they could just be going to the greatest lengths possible to demonstrate they're deluded and that they are just like the majority of the population.

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 01:27:00 UTC | #106621

Go to: Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan

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scottishgeologist "When he was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, he regarded the tumour as a "personal attack" by Satan, who was trying to steal his voice "to destroy Christ's message". When doctors gave him the all clear around the turn of this year, he proclaimed his recovery an "amazing miracle". The Devil had suffered a tremendous defeat. "I've lived to see the Devil run away. I'm like Lazarus, who rose from the grave."

But a few weeks later it emerged that the cancer had spread to his brain."

One of the best punchlines i've heard in a long time, thanks for that!

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 04:35:00 UTC | #99741

Go to: Priest who committed suicide for rebirth cremated

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There also exists a doctrine that the earth (flat of course) rests atop an elephant named Maha-Pumbra, who in turn stands on a turtle named Chukwa, and this turtle swims in the primordial sea of milk.

Wait, this is from Discworld surely?

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 02:01:00 UTC | #98974

Go to: 'Atheistic fundamentalism' fears

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Argh, my brain is leaking out of my ears!

What rubbish.

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 07:34:00 UTC | #97507

Go to: Sorry to disappoint, but it's nonsense to suggest we want to ban Christmas

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It only seems to be the religious who argue over who "owns" christmas. Sure, we give it the Christian name in the western world, but the same sort of celebration is common in nearly every culture and religion that exists.
I'm glad I can distance myself from that and use it purely as an excuse to eat, drink and not go to work.

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:28:00 UTC | #97234

Go to: 2007, a bad year for God squadders

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Damn, what a kick in the nuts at the end... of course, the capitals on He should have been a clue i guess.

The article stinks of the Arch B of C's comments yesterday... "i know it's bollocks but I'm going to believe it anyway".

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 02:53:00 UTC | #97142

Go to: Three wise men just legend: archbishop

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The "Good" doctor never fails to surprise.

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 07:50:00 UTC | #96627

Go to: Al Qaeda: We're open to questions

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Fortunately USA_Limey quoted it so it's still there for us all to enjoy!

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 07:46:00 UTC | #96624

Go to: Protests Over The Golden Compass

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The absurdity is that anything like this that comes from The Onion could just have easily come from a religious site and we wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Very amusing though, and very true.

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 03:07:00 UTC | #94134

Go to: World History

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Agree with dialector.
The fact that Marx's ideas were secular, and Stalin gave the impression that he was Marxist, it is assumed that Stalin was an atheist and that's what made him kill so many people. I think ultimately Stalin wanted to replace god with himself, and as such would have very much been against atheists. As many people have said in the past, if Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens or any other of our high-profile free thinkers was in Stalinist Russia they would not have lived long.
To say Stalin killed because he was an atheist is a logical as saying Stalin killed because he liked the colour red.

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 02:49:00 UTC | #93521

Go to: Nurses Told to Turn Muslims' Beds to Mecca

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I must beg that the owners of this site check sources before they post articles. I know that this site is based in the US, but please be aware that articles from uk tabloids and opinion rags such as the express and the mail should be treated with EXTREME caution.

That said, don't Muslims have to prostrate themselves to pray as well? Maybe the beds should have a function that, once turned to Mecca, flings them out onto the ground.

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:00:00 UTC | #89995

Go to: Atheism's Wrong Turn

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I think what is disturbing here is that no book from the "new atheists" calls for believers to be stoned, beheaded or otherwise killed. They don't encourage violence of any sort. They encourage reasoned debate, wider viewpoints and outlooks, and yes verbal criticism of religions. And yet they are warmongering and dangerous? Where as 2000 year old texts that encourage the death penalty for countless trivial things, and that actively encourage war among religions are in no way harmful?

I heard a rather pathetic debate the other day between an atheist and a catholic. The atheist was incredibly calm and collected (much like Dawkins) and had his arguments well constructed and thought out. After the catholic had her say, he merely questioned the things she said, and she flew off the handle. He was accused of being intolerant, aggressive and was told numerously to "grow up". He hadn't even finished his argument.
This seems to be the knee-jerk reaction of the religious to any atheist viewpoint. In some ways, it's encouraging, as we are rattling them and making them nervous, and they are realising that their silly superstitions that have blighted society for so many years are finally being questioned on a large scale.

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 12:56:00 UTC | #89244

Go to: Papal encyclical attacks atheism, lauds hope

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I'd love for him to define "technology"; how far does he go back, the wheel? Using sharpened sticks to hunt? These are hopefully the last gulps of air before the whole horrible organisation goes under.
I won't even bother with his pointless Marx argument, because he seems to be able to insert his foot into his mouth all by himself.

With regards to calling ourselves atheist, I for one like the term, and I think the catholic church, and the religious in general, will always use whatever term you give yourself as something bad; face it, in their eyes it is.

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 01:29:00 UTC | #88727

Go to: Atheists and believers have got religion wrong

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I like Mark Steel but this article is very sloppy. He doesn't seem to know what point he is trying to make, and it seems that whilst he wants to agree with the atheists, he also doesn't want to lose face with the religious and so ends up offending them all and isolating himself.
He also is making old, tired arguments which have been discussed to death.

Wed, 15 Aug 2007 04:22:00 UTC | #60302

Go to: Another Flea is Born

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someone got Photoshop for christmas

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 07:13:00 UTC | #59310

Go to: Come Out!

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"Comment #59341 by Enlightenme..
I sell Cradle of Filth T-shirts to the kids in my shop - some great slogans on the back, such as;
'metal forged on the heat of wanking nuns', and the notorious 'Jesus is a [c-word]'."

My favourite is (front)"Touched by Jesus" (back)"Fingered by God"

Mon, 30 Jul 2007 02:39:00 UTC | #56429

Go to: The Creation Museum: Prepare to believe

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It looks impressive, if only it had been built to teach something worthwhile. Such a waste of money and talent.

Tue, 15 May 2007 07:48:00 UTC | #38253