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At this rate it will not be Captain Kirk in charge of the Enterprise when it comes along but Captain Cheng.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:18:15 UTC | #944944

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

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I also used to be an admirer of Melvyn Bragg but not any longer after reading that load of confused nonsenese. Slavery was abolished despite what the Bible said not because of it. As for the Bible being the trigger for English democracy I think the Levellers would have something to say about that.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:00:12 UTC | #927699

Go to: Atheists likely to outnumber Christians in England in 20 years

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Once we are in the majority then we can declare anyone that doesn't believe in atheism, heretic and they can be tortured until they confess the error of their ways. Science books will replace religious books in churches and there will be no singing from the tops of tall towers or ringing bells first thing Sunday morning unless someone should sight another Spanish Amada.

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 04:31:15 UTC | #926039

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

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I gave up buying the Torygraph many years ago as far as I am concerned it is only a larger version of the Daily Hail. I bet those apes you are descended from were not that great on the moral front either.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 01:23:25 UTC | #919446

Go to: The Devil, the internet, Richard Dawkins and God

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Why all the fuss about this article, he writes for the Daily Torygraph, what on earth do you expect? I guess that is only one step removed from the Daily Hail.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 04:03:26 UTC | #919107

Go to: Britain being overtaken by 'militant secularists', says Baroness Warsi

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Great that is all we need is a lecture on freedom from an unelected member of the House of Lords. Next we will be getting lectures from the unelected bishops.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:02:36 UTC | #917483

Go to: In the Spirit: Some florists won't deliver to atheist

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The land of the free, its getting more and more like the old Soviet Union. What has happened to the party of Eisenhower?

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:59:47 UTC | #917482

Go to: RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI Poll #2: UK Christians oppose special influence for religion in public policy

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So much for Lady Warsi today warning of what she calls the "militant secularisation" of society and proposing that Christianity is given a central role in public life.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:54:46 UTC | #917480

Go to: Krauss finds something in nothing

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I wonder what verbal gymnastics William Lane Craig will employ now in his silly Cosmological Argument.

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:10:28 UTC | #905166

Go to: Afterword from Lawrence Krauss' New Book - A Universe From Nothing

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I watched the video and was very impressed with the presentation. If his book is half as good it will be an excellent read, pre ordered for my kindle already.

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:23:20 UTC | #904145

Go to: Dover ID movie, “Judgment Day,” now in one video

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I find it amazing that it is always those claiming to be religious that issues the death threats.

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 04:08:12 UTC | #889585

Go to: Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Accused of Airing "Distorted" Re-Creation of Florida Man's Email

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The tide comes in, the tides goes out, where did the moon come from? Explain that you evolutionist morons. What do you expect from Fox?

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:13:45 UTC | #880375

Go to: Pastor faces execution in Tehran for apostasy

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Now let's all repeat, "there is no coercion in Islam".

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:28:19 UTC | #876277

Go to: In superstition we trust

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I think it is worrying that Pat advocates support for the UKIP with people such as Lord Monckton as their deputy leader.

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 05:13:49 UTC | #869560

Go to: Interpreting Deuteronomy - with sophisticated theology

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I wish people on this forum would hold their fire until William Lane Craig has worked his way through these texts and re-written them. When Sam Harris mentioned slavery being approved in the bible WLC said this was a grave distortion and that it was all explained in Paul Copan's book, Is god a moral monster. Anyway according to WLC that was all in the Hebrew Bible not sure what he meant by that.

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 03:14:33 UTC | #855453

Go to: [UPDATE 10-Jun - final version of UK jacket] The Magic of Reality - new book by Richard Dawkins this Fall

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Why isnt it also in Kindle format?

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 03:34:00 UTC | #852451

Go to: Why am I reading theology?

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You should be grateful you might have been asked to read something by William Lane Craig what fun that would have been for you.

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 04:33:26 UTC | #846229

Go to: Dealing with William Lane Craig

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Is there any point in debating WLC he truly thinks "God Said It – I Believe It – That Settles It!" nothing gets through that barrier.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:54:30 UTC | #612834

Go to: Letters from UK Minister for Education

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It's the "Yes Minister" syndrome. Once you become a Minister any original or independant thought goes out of the window. Ones such as the late Alan Clark who do so get into a lot of trouble.

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 03:38:35 UTC | #514347

Go to: Drunk on religion

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Some of the comments here remind me of a Speaker at Hyde Park Corner in London when someone used to shout at him that he said the same old rubbish week after week. His reply was always the same. "who is the bigger idiot then, me for saying it or you for coming here week after week to listen to it".

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 03:42:06 UTC | #512760

Go to: The trouble with homeopathy

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After seeing what fish get up to in water I never drink the dreadful stuff. I will continue drinking wine.

Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:39:00 UTC | #444476

Go to: Introduction To Christianity - Comedian Dave Allen On Religion

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Try this one learning to tell the time.
youtube.com/watch?v=MS5P6GcUC4s

Sun, 31 May 2009 07:01:00 UTC | #366217

Go to: Are Darwin's Theories Fact or Faith Issues?

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This guy Simmons credibility went with his opening statement when he said that "it was only a theory" and then that Darwin had said we descended from monkeys and he is writing books criticising The Theory of Evolution.

Mon, 04 Feb 2008 00:51:00 UTC | #115694

Go to: Sam Harris debate with Rabbi David Wolpe

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Great debate and well worth watching. I don't agree with Rabbi David Wolpe but the quality of his input compared to the garbage that comes from the likes of Dinesh D'Souza could not have been greater.

Fri, 04 Jan 2008 20:19:00 UTC | #102554

Go to: Richard Dawkins on 'Have Your Say'

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Tridhos:
It wouldn't have done him any harm to mention that the priest's present boss went off to fight for Hitler, no becoming a martyr for Herr Ratzinger.


Stephen Maxwell:
"That's not really true though is it? :).



I am not quite sure what you think isn't true about that statement.
Ratzinger was a member of the Hitler Youth in Bavaria, and was drafted into the Wehrmacht, the Nazi army. It was "mandatory" but that doesn't absolve people of responsibility for their lives, after all a lot of people did perish in the camps rather than serve the Nazi cause.

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 17:45:00 UTC | #92103

Go to: Richard Dawkins on 'Have Your Say'

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I think Professor Dawkins did miss one golden opportunity with the Catholic priest who kept banging on about Stalin and Hitler. It wouldn't have done him any harm to mention that the priest's present boss went off to fight for Hitler, no becoming a martyr for Herr Ratzinger.

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 07:53:00 UTC | #91791

Go to: Bill Moyers interviews Jonathan Miller

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I agree with all the comments about Miller his output is remarkable from his comedy with Beyond the Fringe to Medical programmes and everything in between. I am very conservative when it comes to Opera and hated the idea of placing a Verdi opera in Chicago but in Miller's hands the whole thing was wonderful and nothing detracted from the music. I have loved all his opera production from Mozart to Gilbert & Sullivan. It only reinforces my own convictions when someone of his stature is on the same side of the fence.

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 17:49:00 UTC | #83662

Go to: Honest Mistakes or Willful Mendacity

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From Judge Jones UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA. DOVER AREA SCHOOL CASE.

It is ironic that several of these individuals,
who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would
time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID
Policy.

Nothing new in those with strong religious convictions telling porkies

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 02:40:00 UTC | #64931

Go to: Bill Moyers interviews E.O. Wilson

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Or the discussion with James Watson absolutely brilliant.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6927851714963534233

Mon, 09 Jul 2007 17:34:00 UTC | #51899

Go to: The Great Mutator

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I have nothing but envy for this guys students, what a brilliant article. To anyone who says that something is irreducibly complex, read any article by this guy and he has the knack of making thing very easy to understand even for the lay person such as myself. If I was attending Lehigh University I would most defintely ask not to be taught by Behe.

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 19:15:00 UTC | #46709