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Go to: Classroom Clashes: Teaching evolution

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My two cents lives on!

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 04:34:27 UTC | #946042

Go to: Education is the only antidote to religion: Richard Dawkins

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Thank you random mutation, non-random survival over time and the blind luck of nature for Richard Dawkins. He is here at the right time and the right place to be a force for the social progress of humanity. Richard we need you to keep doing what you are doing. However, you and your voice of science and reason are a threat to the religious fanatics of this world. They scare me. Don't take chances. Be cautious like Salman Rushdie. Keep safe Richard. We need your voice for the battle against faith in the decades to come.

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:24:52 UTC | #911545

Go to: ‘How do atheists find meaning in life?’

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Comment 81 1Sokkie: You nailed it. Exactly the same for all of us (with minor variations in subject matter). I really feel sorry for theists. They literally need a religious to havemeaning in their lives. What a waste of time, energy and money. (But the monies great for the people in charge).

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:20:52 UTC | #909800

Go to: Krauss finds something in nothing

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This probably won't go down well in Iowa.

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:20:21 UTC | #905150

Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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A previous writer said Hitch was one in a million. I wish it was so. Unfortunately he was the only one in 7 billion. Let's hope that his works and his passing will inspire some person to carry the torch of reason and make the 4 horses whole again. (We could really use a woman to fill in for him, rationalism is not only a man's game)

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:16:09 UTC | #899983

Go to: Christopher Hitchens obituaries

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I too want to add my shock (kept hoping he would make Australia) and sorrow on the passing of one of the four horseman. He was the author of God is not Great. We all knew that the man Christopher Hitchens was. He will be sorely missed. I can only hope that the torch will be passed to another person (dare I say a woman) of erudition, of letters, with incisive wit, with the rational and reasoning mind of a scientist with the gift of literacy to complement Richard, Sam and Dan.

Sympathies to his family and close friends and to all of us who mourn him.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:42:13 UTC | #899931

Go to: UBC study finds believers distrust atheists as much as rapists

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This simply pisses me off. They should tally up the religious vs. atheists in Canadian and BC prisons and shout that out those stats in newspaper headlines. Then it will be so much for the argument that the "religious will only be trusted to do good" because the sky santa will punish them bullshit. Hmm.. I think I got the n in teh wrong place.... see I did it again with the e and h.

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:39:53 UTC | #894849

Go to: 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

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Re Comment 9. But removing the "offensive material" will accelerate evolutionary Idiocracy in the US so that it happens in only 200 years rather than having to wait the full 500 years. Making things happen sooner is surely a good thing isn't it?

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:59:08 UTC | #892887

Go to: disproving intelligent design with a mouse trap

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god had the movie Idiocracy made as a portent for the future. It's his latest update to revelations.

The idiots are coming! the idiots are coming!

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 02:43:42 UTC | #892715

Go to: NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm In Nearby Solar System

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Re comment 15 Happy You really mean that no intelligent designer was harmed during this event. That's because he was busy on Earth trying to add some intelligence to any of the Republican candidates, so that at least one of them would be qualified to run for President. I read about 50 years ago. Funny how it camed back to me. This seems so appropriate for today. Here it is (or at least part of it that gives the theme of the story).

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 01:09:35 UTC | #882720

Go to: O'Reilly vs. Richard Dawkins

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I hate OReilly (been there done that) and the thought of watching Richard having to put up with this phony scumbag has caused me to avoid watching this video and only reading your comments. Its all I can stomach.

I just want to thank Richard for putting up with this gormless twit in order to bring the light of science and reality to the vacuous audience that watches Fox News.

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:12:21 UTC | #879645

Go to: After the rapture

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The Thinking Atheist video on the rapture was excellent. But this "end of the world" video is right up there too.

Sun, 22 May 2011 06:36:58 UTC | #629393

Go to: Time to Get Real

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Sorry forgot the link to the Scientology movie story.

Wed, 11 May 2011 04:14:39 UTC | #625671

Go to: Time to Get Real

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Comment 25 by Ike "There's a sucker born everyday" and comment 27 as well

There is a story out about a movie to be made regarding Scientology. I can sort of understand how some people might be conned by old and mysterious religious texts (bible koran etc.), but to be conned by a mediocre Sci-fi writer (R. Hubbard) in the 1950's is just insane. What we have is a gang of celebrities addicted to how special they are because they opted into this crazies club. Not much different than drinking kool-aid except you don't die, you get milked for cash forever. How can anyone admire Cruise and Trovolta and other the other celebrities who believe in this garbage. Whatever is the cause of their disease it must be the source of the sucker syndrome declared above (and religion too). I love how the National Post article ends "if it actually gets made at all". Don't mess with powerful nutters. Ask Ricky Gervais!

Wed, 11 May 2011 04:13:20 UTC | #625670

Go to: Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?

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Just want to be the first to say. Great. Really looking forward to watching this!

Wed, 04 May 2011 23:47:39 UTC | #623151

Go to: How it may have felt during the Inquisition

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Re: Comment 7 by Steve Hill. It's not only in Spain that I hope the aged who are too brainwashed to see that they have been brainwashed soon depart the planet. It is the future generations that don't become brainwashed because of us gnus that will rid the world of religion and teh idea that faith is a good thing. Faith is the antithesis of everything that has allowed us to become the modern world of today, namely science and reason, rational, skeptical thought. The BCSE and NCSE threads on Pharyngula and WEIT just show that we have battles to win with organizations that pretend to support science. How can anyone think that religion is not the complete opposite of science? How can they have accomodationist bullshit on their supposed science education website?

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 06:11:10 UTC | #619827

Go to: Message to American Atheists

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I just wanted to add my voice to others singing the praises of Christopher Hitchens. A man of insight, wisdom and of penetrating and incisive wit. A man who will always be associated with us gnus. He will always be remembered as one of the great leaders of our fight for a rational and god free secular future.

Thank you Christopher Hitchens!

Sat, 23 Apr 2011 06:12:29 UTC | #618308

Go to: Woman, know thy place

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From past readings of articles by Paula Kirby, I knew this article would be great. When I saw the article I immediately emailed it to my daughters. I said to them I haven't read it but read it as I know it will be great. Now I've read it and am happy to have my belief in this article confirmed by the wonderful insightful views and clear cut prose of this extraordinary lady. She is an exceptionally clear and insightful writer, whose writing clarity reminds me of Richard's. I'm glad she is on our side!

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:34:13 UTC | #615678

Go to: Tennessee antievolution bill passes the House

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Re: Comment 8 by Linda Ward

That they go forth and multiply. That's what worries me. Why do all these religious types always have so many kids to brainwash?

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 23:44:02 UTC | #613094

Go to: Possible new Particle discovered

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It's iffy. The 3 sigma standard deviation is significant but not enough for proof of a new particle/force. See,0,4524303.story?track=rss

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:45:50 UTC | #612844


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If they are going to Toronto its just a hop skip and jump to Vancouver. Pretty please!

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:59:22 UTC | #610417

Go to: Happy Birthday to Richard Dawkins

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Just wanted to wish Richard a happy birthday like the rest of us on Looking forward to making it to 70 someday myself.

Happy Birthday Richard!

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:31:02 UTC | #607483

Go to: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

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This is about a link to a video on Friendly Atheist (I hope this isn't proprietary but I figure he is one of us). A beautiful and major put down of Glen Beck by Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC. Obviously O'Donnell doesn't profess to being an Atheist (and maybe he is not) as no one in mainstream American TV can say he is an Atheist and survive (yet). It about the Japan catastrophe and Beck saying he is just not sure if this really is the beginning of the "end of the world" as described in the Book of Revelations. Maybe Beck is right. Hopefully it's the end of the world for Religions. Maybe its the end of Glen Beck's money making fantasy world. He really won't care though with his 30 million a year salary he will be nicely insulated from the resulting fall-out from the "bombing of religion" by the rational world. I can only hope through the internet and social media and future improvements in the standards of living in the third world that they to can share in the return to and reason and science. I don't have to tell folks her how much money and resources have gone into building "religious palaces" and how much property taxes and income taxes have been foregone by practitioners in the 'art' of religion. All for a global soother that we may once have needed but no longer, we have science to answer questions about the world (it may not have all the answers yet , but I have noticed science works). What a waste, all that money spent throughout history for a few cultural icons of our past (beautiful yes , wasteful yes). All that money (and today's money) would have raised the standard of living of everyone on the planet (don't get me started on the lives lost to religions via religious wars and "doing gods" work.) Sorry I was in a ranting mood. Christ religions piss me off! Any ways here is the link I promised. Enjoy, I sure did.

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:32:55 UTC | #606328

Go to: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

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Good on you Finland. The world needs social balanced democratic models to follow.

It seems Americans don't believe in striking a balance in social policy that would avoid the fear of poverty due to not having a sufficient social safety net for its citizens. I believe it it is this fear that requires the lower US social classes to clutch at religious straws (witnessing the commitment to religion by the majority of black Americans, Hispanics, and immigrants in general). It is this fear that drives much of the religiosity of the US. The US is the only significant outlier in religious views of all the modern 1st world nations. Religion is also seen as good by the upper classes. Anything that keeps the lower classes content and in their place is seen as a good as it maintains the status quo.

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:13:06 UTC | #606089

Go to: Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

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Yeah!! No longer being much of a sports fan I can get still get to cheer with a bit of nationalistic pride "Go Canada Go"! Way to go away from gOD, (not to mention the tooth fairy, and unicorns, and santa clause). But we Canadians seem to still be hung up on St. Patrick and leprechauns as there was a shitload of glasses being drained toasting their health here the other day.) These projections or religions demise in these countries are of course speculative and may not materialize, but I am going to act like a deluded religionist and treat this news like they would. As the character Precious (my favourite) in "Come Fly With Me" (from the Little Britain crew) says "Praise the Lord"!!!

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:19:36 UTC | #605947

Go to: Catholic school students sent home for displaying pro-choice stance

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I believe sites like Richard's give these young people the strength to attack the religious stance of their elders or of authority. These young people know they are not alone. People who participate in discussing religion and its irrationality and is harm should be proud to know they are helping others move forward to make changes in our society. Some day (not in my lifetime) I hope to see all religious groups being seen outliers hiding away from mainstream society, not because they are being directly persecuted, but they are shunned for being part of a negative social influence, just like like the smokers we have here in Vancouver.

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:57:37 UTC | #605424

Go to: Father Morris: It's Not Healthy to Have an Imaginary Friend

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The mediocre pop has certainly stepped in it. The people who have the leash for his collar are certainly not going to be happy with this performance. He affirmed what the rest of us are saying to the religious audience. Don't go talking about imaginary friend, you are working for the other side.

You slack brained asshole. (This is in lieu of "you retard")

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 05:18:32 UTC | #567746

Go to: Senate Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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A step into the 21st century.

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 08:12:58 UTC | #565444

Go to: Clinton John Dawkins

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Condolences on the loss of your father. On December 8th 30 years ago we lost John Lennon as well. They will live on in our memories.

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 05:22:46 UTC | #560530

Go to: Obama Speech on Religion

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11 @Chance. We got lots of room up here for rational, sane people (secularists of all ilk) so come up and join the crowd. With global warming Canada is going to be postively pleasant even in winter. (We won't need to go to the Carribbean in Jan and Feb much longer). Fundies and the Palinized need not apply. This offer is extended only for people with intelligence. (Yes I know that it is discrimination to keep the religtards out, but its my invitation.)

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:12:23 UTC | #559958