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Go to: Oklahoma: One Step from Doom

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Old Joke. A farmer was showing his farm to a catholic priest. As the priest gazed across the fields at the beautiful looking crops he remarked "You know my son, God and you have made a wonderful job of this farm!" to which the farmer replied "Yes, but you should have seen the land when I first took it over, when God had it to himself!"


That's a crap joke really. It would work if the farmer irrigated a desert, but not exactly if he cleared a forest or drained a meadow.

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 08:04:00 UTC | #134031

Go to: What's the Point of the Archbishop of Canterbury?

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Poor Colin Pillinger. First his Beagle crashes then he gets mistaken for an Archbishop!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Pillinger

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 04:42:00 UTC | #131887

Go to: Fleabytes

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Steve Zara it's certainly interesting are there six due to a kind of mathematical necessity? perhaps the others are important in other universes . .types of universe . . ?

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 08:53:00 UTC | #127344

Go to: Fleabytes

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just about everything we see in the universe is only made using two of these quarks. In fact, you only need two to make the universe, and our planet, and life. But there are six. The universe is more than is needed for us.


God: "hey our order just arr. . .Jesus wtf I said two you ordered six o' these damn things I got pay for these!"

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 08:39:00 UTC | #127339

Go to: Over half of Britons claim no religion

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dragonfirematrix sure testing the intolerance of zealots would be good.

Your original post though seemed to suggest denying clean water, medicine and even food to people just because they hold religious beliefs, that could quite easily work out as genocide.

Science should be used to improve life for everyone on the planet shouldn't it not be one side in an global war?

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:28:00 UTC | #125436

Go to: Over half of Britons claim no religion

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well dragonfirematrix glad to see you've lost the too common irrational belief in Human Rights. . .

Sat, 23 Feb 2008 03:52:00 UTC | #125121

Go to: Cutting Edge: Baby Bible Bashers

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Oh that poor little boy that is awful

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 05:10:00 UTC | #122961

Go to: A match made on RichardDawkins.net?

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Congratulations V and Yorker!

Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:39:00 UTC | #121880

Go to: Council pays psychic for exorcism

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This family was absolutely distraught and believed what was happening - that is not to say that the council believed
Housing manager Andrew Burnip
Andy Burnip


Well that was a well proofed article . . .

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:20:00 UTC | #120209

Go to: Charles Simonyi Professorship in the Public Understanding of Science

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My vote would be for V. S. Ramachandran, Larry Krauss or Stephen Pinker


Steven Pinker would be just right but he is already Johnstone Professor at Harvard so this might be at best a step sideways for him.

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 02:44:00 UTC | #119545

Go to: Why multiculturalism must be abandoned

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I say this to you Dave - get off my Island and take your backward thinking with you.


Would that be called reverse fascism?

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 02:32:00 UTC | #119541

Go to: Bill Maher on Larry King Live

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sarah95 cheers as ever! I can't get quicktime to work on my PC.

Great shall be your reward in heaven!

. . .wait oh this is the other site scratch that . . .

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:51:00 UTC | #119357

Go to: Exorcism undergoes a revival across Europe

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"How else can you explain how a wife, in the space of a couple of weeks, could come to hate her own husband, a man who is a good person?"

Jankowski said that an archbishop granted him the authority last October to perform exorcisms and that he's been busy ever since. As for the afflicted wife? "We're still working with her,"


Uhh uhuh oh dear where are the feminists?

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:48:00 UTC | #119354

Go to: Why multiculturalism must be abandoned

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this article is really good, she makes a lot of sense.


He might have manboobs but he isn't a she.

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 02:56:00 UTC | #118947

Go to: Why multiculturalism must be abandoned

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We've heard this before remember? Trevor Philips said multiculturalism encouraged divisions in society and then people criticised him for "playing into the hands of the right".

Still good article.

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 02:32:00 UTC | #118933

Go to: Sharia fiasco

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joshuaslocum I don't understand that why are men claiming welfare for their wives in the first place? can't those women just claim their own individual benefits?

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:46:00 UTC | #118704

Go to: Christopher Hitchens on Books & Ideas

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Very good Steve I'll put you on the delivery waiting list for uhh Oil . . .it is currently moving rather slowly . . .

Hmm the Falklands is hardly of much use to Britain but it was arguably important that Argentina weren't seen to get away with that kind of land grab because all kinds of states may have been tempted to try their luck on the back of ancient treaties and so forth. Also it made us look tough in front of the Russians . . .and helped us keep military outposts around the world, which is good in a way . . .

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:32:00 UTC | #118692

Go to: Christopher Hitchens on Books & Ideas

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It is in their interest to maintain military and economic supremacy (surely that isn't controversial?). For which reasons it's better for them to get their own Oil rather than buy it from the middle east.

Enough fighting I can sell you a bottle of uhh Oil for £10 it will make your skin upto 20 years younger!

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 07:44:00 UTC | #118603

Go to: Christopher Hitchens on Books & Ideas

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you don't need Hawaii to be protected do you? Or Alaska?


Yeah like I can't think of a single instance when an attack on Hawaii caused the US any problems. And what does Alaska contain of any worth? Not like it has any uhh Oil or anything . . .

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 06:46:00 UTC | #118586

Go to: Inventor Doesn't Dare Say 'Perpetual Motion Machine'

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"What I can say with full confidence is that our system violates the law of conservation of energy,"

Sorry I'm afraid but not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin.

Fri, 08 Feb 2008 06:58:00 UTC | #117912

Go to: Ad 'likely to offend gay people'

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CCTV? I don't get it is that an intentionally Orwellian name or just a bizarre coincidence?

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 05:04:00 UTC | #117353

Go to: MySpace: No place for Atheists?

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SPS beliefnet did host the Sam Harris/Andrew Sullivan debate and "Secular Philosophies" are included on their list of uhh "Faiths".

This might be brewing on Facebook as well. Search for "Fuck Islam" on the groups to see what I mean.

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:44:00 UTC | #112896

Go to: Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory

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As a very nostalgic kind of person I'd love to get the old memory circuits stimulated.

Perhaps we could have a future where we can go to something looking like a Barber's shop and have our brains played with as we like!?

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:13:00 UTC | #112661

Go to: Dawkins is third most prolific internet Briton

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clarification: I don't know if the term is used in the UK, but "non-traditional student" usually describes adults who go back to college later in life because they didn't get a degree when they were young.


We would say "mature student".

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 02:45:00 UTC | #112351

Go to: Loneliness Breeds Belief in Supernatural

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Godless I'm not sure apart from everything else you would get particularly lonely in a monastery because it is a very close tight-knit community. Also since everyone else there is doing exactly the same stuff at the same time as you I'd imagine that would reduce a sense of isolation?

Thomas Merton could probably alleviate loneliness by reading his fan mail also.

Sat, 26 Jan 2008 02:50:00 UTC | #110758

Go to: A Letter From Hell

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Apart from everything else that video is also hypocrisy because it says in the bible you can't communicate with anyone once you're in hell:

Luke 16:

[27] Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
[28] For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
[29] Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
[30] And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
[31] And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:46:00 UTC | #110413

Go to: How Evolution REALLY Works

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Playing ride of the valkyries over and over isn't doing much for me . . .perhaps there's an ironic social darwinism reference in it??!

Ok suggestions for the perfect evolution soundtrack?

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:43:00 UTC | #107640

Go to: This deadly religious resistance to vaccinations

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Vaccinations are perhaps the greatest achievement of humanity: using this scientific tool, we have literally eradicated Smallpox – a disease that caused hundreds of millions of people to die in howling agony – from the human condition. It will never kill another person, ever.


Hopefully not but it is still sitting around in various government laboratories if you know what i mean.

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 05:03:00 UTC | #92464

Go to: Richard Dawkins - Science and the New Atheism

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7132124.stm

"The gods have been asked to appear before the court on Tuesday, after the judge said that letters addressed to them had gone unanswered."

Lol this is gold!

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 09:42:00 UTC | #91039

Go to: Colouring book warns kids of pedophile priests

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Is anyone here actually concerned about child abuse? Other than to just use it to hit the church? If this colouring book keeps just one child safe it's existence is praiseworthy.

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 14:44:00 UTC | #90840