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Go to: Rise of religion in Russia

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Having just read the biography of Vladimir Putin 'The man without a Face',by Masha Gessen, which I heartily recommend, I believe the increase in christian Church attendance in Russia actually suits Putin's agenda.Whilst he is instituting huge fines for anyone caught protesting he is openly welcoming clergy to the Kremlin and being publically shown doing so.It is merely another control tool he has added to his arsenal.Also by allowing christianity to emerge from underground it shows him as a strong leader,unafraid of other threatening dogma, and adds christians to his dwindling list of supporters.

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:33:53 UTC | #950310

Go to: Atheist wins "The American Bible Challenge"

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Floyd in comment 4 is right, Matt Dillahunty plus any 2 of his fellow presenters would win easily.

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:30:38 UTC | #950212

Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

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Oh it's a SACRAMENTAL presence,why didn't you say so! All these beautiful women that keep coming to my bedroom in the middle of the night, now I know I'm not just imagining it, they're SACRAMENTAL!!

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:49:37 UTC | #947337

Go to: Church accused of 'scaremongering'

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Surely this is the time to disestablish this ridiculous organisation of petulant old men in dresses.Let them become a private organisation that can do what they will behind their own closed doors.Suggest this to them ,together with taxation and see how quickly they pipe down.it is, and has always been about power and money.Threaten to take either away and we will soon see how serious they are.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:49:15 UTC | #947063

Go to: Louisiana lunacy: tens of millions to be spent on faith-based education

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The rest of the civilised world will be shaking their heads ,not laughing.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 18:14:29 UTC | #946597

Go to: Dawkins calls for 'Catholic' honesty

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Nicely done Richard and if you look at the comments fillowing the article you can see that the hornet's nest is suitably stirred.Is it not still amazing that so much bile can be generated just by an outsider asking exactly what it is necessary to believe, to render one a catlick? As I understand the vatican's edicts,they will decide the dogma one must believe to be a catlick.If one does not believe the dogma,by the vatican's tenets one ain't a catlick!

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:05:15 UTC | #946313

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

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Good post above from strangebrew. Can there be anyone less qualified to comment on sexual or marital affairs than a catlick priest or nun? What advice can they offer and upon what pretext? certainly not experience! Well perhaps in advanced masturbatory techniques, but not in marital problems.This is historic as part of their intention to be involved and in control of every aspectand detail of their sheeples' lives!

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:01:42 UTC | #945845

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

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Comment 10 by Richard Dawkins

The Vatican is here simply upholding the vile doctrines that their church has always stood for. This was the church, and these were the vile doctrines, that Sister Farlwy bought into when she became a nun. If she disapproves of them, why did she become a nun in the first place? Why doesn't she get out now? Perhaps she has decided she can do the church more damage, and hasten its total destruction more effectively, by attacking from within rather than from outside? In that case I wish her well.

Richard

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 at 10:10 AM | #945826

We would all wish her well Richard if that were the case.I suspect she is one of many in this vile organisation that hold these views,but she is one of the very very few with the courage to express them.As always this will just blow over and it will be business as usual from tomorrow.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:09:33 UTC | #945835

Go to: Why I watched a snake-handling pastor die for his faith

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Silly man picks up venomous snake,shakes it about,snake bites,man dies...... Silly man!

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:08:01 UTC | #945198

Go to: The Moral Necessity of a Godless Existence

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Comment 2 by Michael Gray

In my not so humble opinion, Desmond Tutu is as at least as much a hypocritical parasite of superstition as was the vile Mother Theresa.

Discuss.

And equally self-promotional !

Mon, 21 May 2012 09:45:28 UTC | #942589

Go to: Texas's war on history

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This is truly scary stuff!

Fri, 18 May 2012 13:02:15 UTC | #942173

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

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Comment 37 by Philoctetes

Sunbeamforjeebus:

The presence of bishops is no more than an irritation for we rational people. Who cares if they are opposed to gay marriage? What's the big deal about marriage? It's only a convention it doesn't stop two people having a fucking relationship. And as for faith schools, well of course the organisation's officials will back them, but given that the actual education in virtually all schools is non-existent, their support just keeps the window to ludicrous religion led behaviour wide open for all to see and and gawp at. Religion is not going to disappear because of rational arguments it will be laughed away over decades. The moment a bishop opens his mouth (forgive the gender pronoun, there are no she-bishops) the argument against organised religion is enhanced. No one listens to them spouting their nonsense from the pulpit and no one credits it from the red leather upholstered benches of the Lords either. In short I repeat, they like the monarchy are irrelevant.

Philoctetes I think you are being naive if you think the bishops in the lords are no more than an irritation.They ,together with some tory MPs and all tory lords, will fight tooth and nail to prevent the wholesale reform of the lords to bring in a wholly elected house.The majority of the lords are xtian(official figures not mine) and the presence of a cabal of bishops to curry favour and control opinion is more than an irritation.Education minister Michael Gove has passed proposals to open more faith schools at taxpayers expense and has made it easy for present academies to become faith schools.Not surprisingly Gove is also an xtian.I feel that the official presence of these clerics is anything but just an irritation.The church of England is still the country's biggest landowner and wields far more 'behind the scenes' power than any MP is still willing to admit.

Wed, 16 May 2012 16:08:52 UTC | #941862

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

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Comment 31 by Philoctetes

No need for any fuss, both the monarchy and the CofE are largely irrelevant. The Bishops have little input in the House of Lords and most of them are probably atheists anyway. Both institutions are more symbolic than active and it is arguable that their presence actually protects us from the more dangerous and interventionist ravings of the evangelicals of X'tianity and other faiths.

You mean similar to the way the presence of 'moderate muslims' protects us from the nutters that fly planes into buildings? If you believe the bishops are more symbolic than active you need to check on their active opposition to gay marriage and their active involvement in the increase of funds to faith schools.

Tue, 15 May 2012 14:30:09 UTC | #941602

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

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As far as I am concerned she can be head of any organisation she wishes, whether actively or in an honourable role.She can be Grand Poobah of the Honourable company of biscuit menders if she wants.What is at issue here is the continuance of the ridiculous situation of a proscribed belief system for the country.Which incidentally was only set up by Henry VIII, so that he could divorce Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn.It was a purely political act based upon Henry's sexual appetite and wanting to tell the then Pope where to go.Why,some 450 years later we are still tolerating this nonsense is simply beyond me.The point raised by 'Mary's Vibrator' in comment 1 is actually a bit too close for comfort to what the Tories are considering:that is the inclusion of other clerics,such as the chief Imam and the chief Rabbi in the Lords to add to the already existing 26 anglican bishops!

Tue, 15 May 2012 11:17:32 UTC | #941565

Go to: Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

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Comment 21 by vortex

"In a case late last year that did not get to the police, a 30-year-old molested a 14-year-old boy in a Jewish ritual bath in Brooklyn, and a rabbi “made the boy apologize to the molester for seducing him,” he said."

Does anyone else find this as mindboggling as I do ?

Vortex, I do not find this mind boggling at all.If you consider the other batshit crazy practices these people carry out on a daily basis: Circumcision. sex with the wife only through a hole in a sheet. the Rabbi inspecting a womens underwear to see if her menstrual cycle has finished and she is now 'pure' again so may sleep in the same room as her husband. little girls aged 3 years old and upwards having to cover their arms heads and legs so not to inflame male desire. wives can only look their husbands in the eye but no other man as it might inflame his desires. women must cover their heads with a wig up to any age as the sight of their hair may inflame a man's desires. the end of general education at 14, with only study of ancient texts allowed after that date. no formal qualifications allowed in any profession. can't switch the light on on Saturdays. no contraception. 613 rules for your everyday existence. medieval fancy dress at all times. There will be more I'm sure, even the secular Israelis are getting pissed off with these people in their own country and are about to remove their ability to dodge work,taxes and military service.If you look at the list of prohibitions and the sort of society and opinions it has spawned you can see just how close to Muslims their phobias are.

Fri, 11 May 2012 10:45:07 UTC | #941005

Go to: Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

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Comment 1 by Border Collie

"Other than that, we are wonderful"

Other than that, Mrs. Kennedy, how was your trip to Dallas?

Wow, sounds like they'd also make good Catholics and or Muslims.

What IS it about the genitals of children and religion, hmmm?

Oh, and the Catholic Church is scrutinizing the Girl Scouts. I guess they must have cuter, cleaner panties than the priests.

Wish HItchens was alive to comment on this.

Friday, 11 May 2012 at 1:58 AM | #940948

I also thought of Hitch as soon as I read this and no doubt his first comment would have been 'Religion poisons everything!' and he is absolutely right.

Fri, 11 May 2012 07:08:25 UTC | #940974

Go to: Richard Dawkins Has a Point, Your Eminence!

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Let me be the first to admit to 'franz liszt' that I was one of those that referred to Mr.Matt as being a 'fuckwit'. In my defence i will simply say that Richard is one of the finest scientific minds of his generation.His many books are jewels of clarity and beacons of the ability to translate complicated science into language the man in the street can understand.To refer to Richard as a dolt means that without any shadow of a doubt Mr.Matt is indeed A FUCKWIT OF THE FIRST ORDER!

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 19:00:09 UTC | #938029

Go to: Rare Protozoan from Sludge in Norwegian Lake Does Not Fit On Main Branches of Tree of Life

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I knew it I KNEW IT! all you atheist bastards are missing the point,this proves once and for all that jesus made the universe and your mate Darwin is a twat! Science doesn't know everything but jesus does, now where's me crucifix I'm gonna pray to it?

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:47:23 UTC | #937931

Go to: Richard Dawkins Has a Point, Your Eminence!

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Having watched this exchange and seen the arrogant old cleric admit that he was holding all blank cards,I wish he had just shown his real colours by saying 'yes of course it's all bollocks but just turn up on Sunday and put some money in the plate, that's what it 's really all about!' and if this fuckwit journalist's definition of a dolt is Richard , I can only say I wish I was a dolt as well!

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:41:49 UTC | #937929

Go to: Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

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Educating girls is 'unislamic?' so presumably throwing acid in their faces IS islamic! that's about all we need to know.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:59:13 UTC | #935264

Go to: Richard Dawkins radio interview

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I am also heartily sick of hearing about Hitler and Stalin.Stalin trained for the priesthood in a Russian Orthodox seminary and Hitler was a catholic who constantly referred to his doing god's work.Why does Richard not simply ask why None of the nazi hierarchy including Hitler have ever been excommunicated from the catholic church into which so many of them were baptized? incidentally over 1000 catholics were excomunicated between 1939 and 1945 for recommending blacklisted books!

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:58:27 UTC | #933700

Go to: Prime Minister’s dissembling, hypocritical and disingenuous speech to religious leaders

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Unfortunately our prime minister is about as substantial as mist on an Autumn morning!

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:29:40 UTC | #932262

Go to: Tennessee Passes ‘Monkey Bill’ To Teach The ‘Controversy’ On Evolution And Climate Science

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If Romney or any of the other Republican fuckwits are elected I think this would be only the start.Here in the U.K. our 'established' church of England is gently dissloving itself,whereas in the U.S. these arseholes appear to be strengthening their grip!

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:39:01 UTC | #929805

Go to: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless

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Just read the story of the Dutch kids from Amos's link. Just how much lower can these fucking evil people sink? If there was a god the whole stinking corrupt pile of shit that is catholicism would surely sink into the abyss.As there are no gods it is up to the rest of us to continue to expose and condemn their stomach turning crimes!

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 07:59:10 UTC | #929220

Go to: Peter Tatchell named Secularist of the Year 2012

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A well deserved award. If our politicians had half the backbone Peter Tatchell has,this would be a much better country!

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 07:21:02 UTC | #929215

Go to: Wisconsin Public Radio - Interview with Sean Faircloth

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Just listened to this and finished the book yesterday.Although from here in the U.K.this is of course U.S. focussed,the book is worth reading.Our own current government is led by a cultural non-practising xtian and an atheist,the leader of the opposition is an atheist and whilst we do not have a problem on the same scale as the U.S., religion still gets a very preferential ride in our country.Faircloth's rallying call for secularists to organise is as relevant here as it is in the U.S.

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:29:31 UTC | #928617

Go to: Destroy all churches in the Arabian Peninsula – Saudi Grand Mufti

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I think he's right, but then I'm just a militant agressive secularist atheist and he is a holy man!

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:34:02 UTC | #928265

Go to: Richard Dawkins to be new Archbishop of Canterbury

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No real suprise that this weird old fool is steeping down.Predictably the press is full of praise for his scholarship,intellect and humanity.He is now off to head up Magdelene based upon his doctor of Divinity qualification, he will also get a life peerage.Richard is wholly unsuited for the post as all his many qualifications are based upon science and fact and he deals only with evidence not complete and utter idiocy.It would be fun though wouldn't it if we all put together a recommendation,ensuring the press gets to hear of it,for Richard to ascend this throne!!! I have a request; we atheists and secularists are routinely referred to as 'Aggressive Militants' henceforth we should refer to all xtians not as evangelicals but as 'Agressive Militant christians,or muslims etc.

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:09:53 UTC | #928065

Go to: IN FULL: Atheist in memory lapse and slavery shock

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Comment 11 by the great teapot

When do we get the "results" of the census. jeez i thought i was slow. If i pass do i get a certificate? What suprised me about the census was how many questions were asked that they already have the answer to via taxes, vehicle registration etc etc.. What a waste of time and money it is. Still in 100 years time stories may be abound of how david ike's parents were forced to drive to coventry in a mini metro to complete the form.

Thursday, 01 March 2012 at 9:09 PM | #923563

Ha Ha luv it! At least he hasn't claimed he was the product of a virgin birth........yet!

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:54:45 UTC | #923745

Go to: IN FULL: Atheist in memory lapse and slavery shock

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The question we must continue to ask the clergy is ' whom do you actually speak on behalf of?' the only true answer would be 'the clergy' as it sure ain't the xtian in the street.

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:09:53 UTC | #923451