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Go to: Is Richard Dawkins an ape?

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A 24 carat plonker! 'nuff said.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:58:36 UTC | #928393

Go to: Moroccan girl commits suicide after being forced to marry her rapist

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What a sick society we have in Morrocco and other eastern islamic ruled places

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:34:26 UTC | #927099

Go to: Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

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Breathtaking stupidity from a usually wise man. The death throes of christianity perhaps and he as a literary scholar realises it too. He has made a foolish statement about reason and scientific method not being the primary source of knowledge. I for one have had quite enough subjection to revealed nonsense and am disappointed in him but I have been slowly distancing myself from his high brow presentations of late anyhow without it being a conscious move. I find myself automatically changing channel when he appears these days...

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:18:35 UTC | #926998

Go to: Interview with Peter Boghossian

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First 2 comments gone without trace!

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:43:36 UTC | #925894

Go to: Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!

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By 07:30 I had had quite enough, what a shame....

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:26:01 UTC | #925701

Go to: Countless millions of taxpayers’ money spent on discrimination in schools

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It is wicked and foolish government sponsored vandalism of our young peoples emotional and general intelligence and an insult to humanity but there is no party to vote for that would curb this vicious nonsense.

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:58:09 UTC | #925343

Go to: Pseudoscience harming unis - journal

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In the long term these (alternative medicine users) will have self selected for early death unless they use the real stuff when they get sick. They will not be missed in terms of evolution however it is a long game and is a worrying development. Here in UK they are flourishing and the level of concern is not high enough yet but then placebos work for the not very ill with real diseases.

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:47:48 UTC | #924402

Go to: Atheist group targets Muslims, Jews with ‘myth’ billboards in Arabic and Hebrew

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I do not think that sophisticated marketing phrases (even if this one does not really fall into this category) can be used to win over primitive beliefs based followers of any religion, even if they are somewhat agnostic about others belief systems. However, until christian witch hunters and muslim believers of winged horses are educated into the ways of the modern world there will be tension.

I worry that theocratic tendencies that are so prevalent around the world will destroy our civilisation eventually unless we tackle the sources of religious indoctrination. Politics is the key in an educated world but that is not where we are. Religion should come with health warnings and be for adults only and be carried on behind closed doors if at all. It will be interesting to watch and see how much strife is caused by these billboards and see if it causes harm or death as it might once the arabic reading fundamentalists get worked up, as they surely will. It is not like burning a Koran to us but to them...??

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:23:11 UTC | #923736

Go to: "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin"

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So God is love and mathematics eh?!!!

Maybe I'm thick but it all seemed very waffly to me....

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:30:09 UTC | #921144

Go to: Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era'

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OK and theproblem is.... one word eight letters begins with "R"? It is so depressing and here in UK we are shielded somewhat. If only God could bless Amaerica but alas... One day comedians will begin sets with " back at the beginning of the 21st century when we didn't accept the obvious effects of climate change blah blah etc and then Oh it's so ironic!!! What a travesty these public parasites exist in our world today.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:47:32 UTC | #920224

Go to: The Church wins the award for intolerance

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It is so nice to read a more inciteful account of last week's exchanges and one that can be said to be a fair piece. Of course he is one of us but at least he got his say into print in a relatively decent newspaper.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:37:29 UTC | #920223

Go to: Richard Dawkins - The Census Research Explained

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Why would our opponents let a simple thing like evidence get in the way of superstitious belief. A good poll, great results but may be sidelined by the target population it is intended to highlight.

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:45:53 UTC | #919949

Go to: Is Britain a Christian country?

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I regret to admit I watched it this morning. When speakers reaffirmed their beliefs in virgin birth and resurrection and the muslims tried to explain why organ donation should not be allowed I had to tell myself that is was just a small studio with some small minded people spouting their usual nonsense.

There were times when Richard had a look of amazement when certain statements were made and I felt truly sorry that he had exposed himself to this shower.

This is going to be a long and difficult process to win but we must keep trying to influence the primitive minded religios.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:40:42 UTC | #919773

Go to: What is the proper place for religion in Britain's public life?- [Also in Polish]

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Mr Hutton IMO is a fence sittter able to write about anything for money so long as he can be a bit contentious and remain apparently civilised and unthreatening. He is probably quite well paid to be a bit less shrill than some other reporters. I wasted a few minutes reading the exchanges and as expected once again Richard comes out ahead by a long way, so what's new?

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 09:54:22 UTC | #919530

Go to: The Sins of the Fathers [Also in Polish]

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Oh Richard! I am sorry that you have to endure the nonsense that you usually fend off so expertly but when oppononents sink to low levels and to irrelevant matters by way of constructing an obvious ad hominem attack we are not impressed. I am thrilled to have shaken your hand at Oxford and will continue to promote RDFRS at every opportunity.

You have overwhelming support out here in the real world. I am sure that you can relegate this latest insult back to the gutter it escaped from.

Kindest regards for the charity you have shown to date, the charity that you so brilliantly founded and the charitable way that you allow faith contolled lesser mortals to bait you without resorting to anything stronger than your piercing arguments, wit and patient rebuttals.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:32:29 UTC | #919193

Go to: Councils win prayer 'rights' as ministers fast track Localism Act powers

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I think Bideford is probably atypical but this is not a good sign. When Eric Pickles was council leader in Bradford all those years ago he may have felt marginalised in religious terms as the mosques kept springing up around the city and whole districts became asian strongholds. Perhaps his plan is to get xian status to trump Islam politically and that without it we may all suffer in the long term. In this way even warsi would be assisting the plan. If reason has lost out CofE is the lesser of the many of the other evil mind viruses I would suggest but obviously secular government would be my preferred option.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:43:55 UTC | #919137

Go to: Freedom of and From Religion

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Re NJ survey results at #2

Perhaps those who can compartmentalise their brains so effectively to blot out truth have evolved a way of coping in a fantasy world of their own construction - if only they could be left to fantasise on their own and in their own heads we could all live happily ever after?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:35:09 UTC | #918924

Go to: Christians must choose between religion and obeying law, says equalities chief Trevor Phillips

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Perhaps it was a Freudian slip and refers to the masonic links of higher orders of politicians and public servants who control from behind the doors of their temples and pretend that the GAOTU (Great Architect of the Universe) does not really influence them rather than it being a reference to a Jewish or other place of worship.

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:34:13 UTC | #918892

Go to: Civic life and law must bind us, not ritual and religion

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Someone like Cameron can use his professional experience of being creative - a skill that I might liken to lying for the highhest bidder, since advertising standards are to be got round rather than embraced by some in the industry. I do not intend this as an ad hominem attack but he and his cronies can promote all and in fact almost any sort of nonsense to get votes and to make sponsors feel more comfortable. We really must keep up the volume of anti privilege articles while they become more widely acccepted. Richard & Paula have done sterling work this week and so too Polly Toynbee. Music to my ears...

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:00:55 UTC | #918735

Go to: So Britain's a Christian Nation?

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Oh, so Britain's a Christian Nation?

You haven't been to Bradford have you?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:12:54 UTC | #918411

Go to: Andrew Copson and Anne Atkins discussing 'militant secularism'

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I hope this is considered on topic but if not please move or remove

HM receiving gifts from major religions and explaining how we do not understand the role of the church in our society

It does appear to have been planned a while back but then so would the Rome visit.

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:24:04 UTC | #918109

Go to: Andrew Copson and Anne Atkins discussing 'militant secularism'

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Is it not about time that the religions were really taken to task over their unfair paractices never mind their inhuman ones.

Their privilege must be prevented from allowing their members to promote prejudice as if they were allowed to trump everyone else's rights.

Elsewhere in BBC news the Queen is now weighing in about how wonderful religion is and that we just don't understand!! Methinks 60 years is probably enough?

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:12:35 UTC | #918078

Go to: Richard Dawkins: 2 live TV appearances later today

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I am getting weary of the constant bleatings of people like warsi and the bish. As citizens we are being abused by these privileged and unelected buffoons who are are surely sufering mental illnesses. An election will solve little I fear. Thanks to RD the real picture is not quite so bleak as they would have us believe, hence the latest stunt in Rome. I still have family that are tainted by Ratty's mob and though they are adult by definition they cannot grow up and discuss the things we do because they have never been exposed to proper challenges, they have done no science and are fed filtered news by various media they feel is aligned with their beliefs.

Our youth must be the answer if we could get to them properly. We need a concerted effort to attack the schooling and indoctrination and don't forget that the schooling of a certain other religion is even worse.

I need to get away from this environment now it is too depressing, I am going for a walk....

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:39:37 UTC | #917953

Go to: Turkey PM sparks furor by saying he wants to ‘raise a religious youth’

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Better to have it out in the open before they join the EU, it's what I fear is their intended position anyway

Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:02:10 UTC | #916836

Go to: Depression Defies the Rush to Find an Evolutionary Upside

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There are many here who have and do still suffer from depression of one form or another. The lows are often tempered by corresponding highs. In a manic phase one can feel invincible and achieve much whereas in the depressive phase life can be almost unbearable or totally not worth continuing. I am not sure if the stable state without the highs and lows would be attractive. The well known depressive Stephen Fry has said he can accept the depression because of the manic phases but has suffered terribly over the years.

In my own case if I had been living thousands of years ago I would have starved to death without the help of a caring community or family as I could be virtually lifeless on a daily basis and even when you know you should make an effort you do not because you just don't care and have a fatalistic approach.

Of course I should not extrapolate from my own personal database but I can accept that depression is a disease that needs a cure. Without the manic phase I can see no useful features of clinical depression. We learn to live with it partly because of the social stigma still attached to mental health failure or emotional breakdown.

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:11:34 UTC | #909193

Go to: Complaint to the BBC

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With these opening lines to the BBC's Royal Charter we have little hope of having an effect in the short term but might I agree wholeheartedly with your complaint Paula and I wish you a truly Happy Christmas!

"ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith:...."

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:34:56 UTC | #901395

Go to: Lord Patten attacks 'intolerant' secularists

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Re my deleted comment - I was playing with anagrams but should have done it in another space really, I only got as far as "his crap tent" and "part is stench" when I inadvertently posted to the comment space.

I hope better brains than mine will come up with better, the comment that set me off was the one that pointed out Chris Patten "chants tripe" which for a cathoholic is pretty accurate (spellling mistake intentional) if childish.

edit to add his "crap hits ten" any more?

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:52:39 UTC | #619110

Go to: Lord Patten attacks 'intolerant' secularists

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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:45:42 UTC | #619107

Go to: Christopher Hitchens: In Confidence

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Nice to see him talking but a pretty tame performance as we might expect given his recent past.

What a shame he has been afflicted with this terrible disease.

I can say however that he has made me think more about the Trotskyist movement that I always derided and dismissed out of hand, but then I do not have his education or his incisive mind.

I hope is able to finish his book.

Sun, 17 Apr 2011 07:04:02 UTC | #616379

Go to: Is there any place for religious faith in science?

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Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:46:21 UTC | #616201