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Go to: Christopher Hitchens Compilation

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What a marvelous 15 minutes. Hitchens is the best!

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 08:54:27 UTC | #531208

Go to: An Update from Christopher Hitchens

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Christopher, hang in there! Sorry I typed your first name incorrectly yesterday (wrote "Chrisopher" instead of "Christopher" twice, but I was drunk at the time. Now, I'm only partially drunk. Anyway, best wishes. I hope you survive this thing. In my hometown of Kansas City, there is a park named after one of the Bloch brothers, of H.&R Block, (deliberately misspelled)fame, the income-tax preparers. Anyway, either Henry or Richard Bloch, I forget which one, beat the supposedly unbeatable lung cancer, and financed a small 'cancer survivors' park. One of the things written in that park says something to the effect that: "Some people have survived every kind of cancer." Or something to that effect. Anyway, it seems to be true that there is no kind of cancer that has not been cured at least sometimes. And even that sign is about 20 years old. So hang in there, Christopher!

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 07:17:29 UTC | #485685

Go to: An Update from Christopher Hitchens

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I was told once by a doctor that esophogeal cancers were "terrible" to treat. (Sorry, Christopher, that's what he told me). (Was having trouble swallowing, turned out to not be esophogeal cancer.) On the other hand, that was about 30 years ago, and great strides have been made in cancer treatment since then. In any event, all the best to Chrisopher Hitchens! Hang in there, Chrisopher. I will be hoping (not praying) for you!

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 07:17:42 UTC | #485370

Go to: Pat Condell - No Mosque At Ground Zero

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jhellegers: Do you suppose I can build a synagogue in Mecca, next to the Kaaba? Or in Medina? Or anywhere else in Saudi Arabia? How about a Baptist church next to the Kaaba? How about if I preach Roman Catholicism (free speech, you know) anywhere in Saudi Arabia? If I tried, I would be killed. Well, whether you wish to admit it or not, Islam is a totalitarian ideology (and a religion) that, given a chance, will take away everyone's free speech. People are free to advocate Islam in America, but there are limits. When I am allowed to build a synagogue and a Christian church next to the Kaaba, Muslims can build a mosque next to Ground Zero. Until then, I will be adamantly opposed to such a mosque.

Sun, 06 Jun 2010 08:07:26 UTC | #476982

Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

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I'm glad that there is no Hell for the Pope (or anyone else) to go to.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:21:00 UTC | #462978

Go to: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on CNN: Religion, Violence & South Park

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Aayan Hirsi Ali is a heroine of mine. Bill O'Reilly will never be a hero of mine. Freedom of speech must be defended. I donated money to defend Aayan Hirsi Ali (and received in reply a gracious signed letter)- alas I only donated once - should have donated many times. Maybe I still have a chance. In any event, freedom of speech is non-negotiable. I love Aayan Hirsi Ali!

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 06:27:00 UTC | #462042

Go to: Christopher Hitchens on Real Time w Bill Maher, March 26, 2010

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Hitchens and Maher are both excellent human beings.

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 05:33:00 UTC | #453582

Go to: The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise

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The Catholic Church (in which I was raised) has failed the reality test. It is becoming more and more difficult (almost impossible now) to argue that being a believing Roman Catholic is a good idea. They would appear to have engineered their own downfall. Married priests were okay centuries ago - then the church adopted the rule of mandatory priestly celibacy. Now the church attracts pedophiles to the priesthood because normal men do not want to be celibate all their lives. Well, any institution that opposes normal behavior is probably destined to fail. So be it.

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 05:01:00 UTC | #453578

Go to: Nate Phelps 'Returns to Topeka' Event

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I live about 65 or 70 miles from Topeka - I have never driven over there to see the mentally ill Fred Phelps or his deluded followers. Probably won't go see this either but I'm glad this man escaped that unfortunate situation. Wish him all the best, hope Pastor Fred and his followers regain their sanity.

Sat, 27 Mar 2010 08:08:00 UTC | #452941

Go to: Nate Phelps 'Returns to Topeka' Event

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timothygmd: Thanks for the great video. Priceless! Thank goodness for that Australian man!

Sat, 27 Mar 2010 07:07:00 UTC | #452927

Go to: Skeptical clergy a silent majority?

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"The more one knows of one's religion, the less one believes" - I remember that quote from a Tarzan novel by E R Burroughs but I did not remember the name of the novel and so could not quote it - thank you, Dan Dennett.

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:28:00 UTC | #450348

Go to: The problem with secularism - Opinion - International Herald Tribune

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Both Sam Harris and Dr Dawkins know that Hitler and Stalin based their ideologies on blind 'faith' i.e., an unscientific, uncritical acceptance of questionable ideas. Hitler's alleged atheism is debatable, Stalin was apparently a true atheist. However, 'integral insistence' is very real. I analyzed some DNA yesterday, and the double helixes (helices?) with the guanine, adenine, cytosine and thymine (GATC, GTCA, GACT,CATG, CTAG, GATTACA the movie, whatever) clearly spelled out a message 'God Is Great, Dawkins is 666' even though you can't get all those letters, or any numbers, from GATC.

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 08:39:00 UTC | #444764

Go to: How Earth Made Us: Deep Earth

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Jericho was founded 10,000 years ago? What a bunch of bullshit. The earth is a little over 6,000 years old. In fact, at the age of 61, I am more than 1/100th the age of the entire universe.

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:53:00 UTC | #434737

Go to: Church of England congregations fall again, and half are pensioners

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Watch out, Professor Dawkins, or you, like me, will be accused of bigotry on this site! You old fellow Islamophobe, you!

Sat, 23 Jan 2010 07:44:00 UTC | #434463

Go to: What is blasphemy today?

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Why? Are you kidding me? Has there ever been a better opportunity to criticize a famous, judgmental, funamentalist Christian? The horrific tragedy in Haiti killed tens of thousands, inflicted enormous suffering on many, many more people. And this turkey says it's because Haitians made a pact with Satan several hundred years ago? Prof. Dawkins made fun of people who blamed Hurrican Katrina on a lesbian comedienne (Ellen Degeneres) and people on this site made fun of an English bishop who blamed floods in England on--what? abortion? secularism? Oh well, never mind. Have a nice night. I should probably go to bed and sober up.

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 09:18:00 UTC | #432210

Go to: What is blasphemy today?

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What shocks me is, nobody on this website has posted a story about Pat (asshole) Robertson's statement on his television show about a pact between Haitians and Satan back when Toussaint L'Overture led the Haitians in rebellion against the French. Have Richard Dawkins and Jos Gibbons made an agreement to refrain from picking on totally discredited, idiotic, loser fundamentalist lunatics?

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:25:00 UTC | #432206

Go to: Oh no! "Licentiousness breeds extremism"

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SaintStephen: Now you're talking about her unmentionables (underwear)! ARRRGGGHHHH! I have no choice but to go blow something up. And it's all your fault!

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:42:00 UTC | #431235

Go to: The God Fraud

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Rikitiki13: That was Dan Aykroyd, not Chevy Chase. It was on SNL's version of 'Point/Counterpoint'. No offense meant, big guy.

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:43:00 UTC | #431227

Go to: Oh no! "Licentiousness breeds extremism"

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toomanytribbles and Saint Stephen: You people are posting (pictures of) (statues of) NAKED people on line! That's it! I can't take it any more! Me and 'The Intangible Factor' are about to lose control! Everyone who has ever had sex should be killed! Since that's not going to happen, I'll have to blow some people up. Give me some explosives and a detonator! Death to America! And England! And sex! Allahu Akbar!

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 09:16:00 UTC | #431212

Go to: Everybody's a blasphemer

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Good article.

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:07:00 UTC | #431148

Go to: The God Fraud

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Sam Harris will be one of my heroes until the day I die.

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 09:54:00 UTC | #429231

Go to: Brit Hume: Tiger Woods Must Become Christian To Be Forgiven

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Everyone who ever has sex should be killed! Sex is evil! God is great! Death to sex! Allahu Akbar!

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 08:31:00 UTC | #429194

Go to: Unmarried couples caught in Malaysia hotel raids

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Oh, dear! Unmarried Muslims in Malaysia getting into 'close proximity' with each other. Tiger Woods and Bill Clinton cheated on their wives. There is only one thing left to do. Everyone on this planet who has ever had sexual intercourse should be put to death! By stoning! Immediately! No more filth! Death to sex! Jesus is Lord! Allahu Akbar!

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:24:00 UTC | #429112

Go to: Brit Hume: Tiger Woods Must Become Christian To Be Forgiven

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I have adopted my own position regarding other peoples' sex lives. 'Don't ask, don't tell' is not good enough for me. My own policy regarding consenting adults is: 'DK, DC, DWK, DWC' (Don't know, don't care, don't wanna know, don't wanna care). I neither know nor care what Tiger Woods did, and I don't want to know, and I hope I never care. Other than Tiger, his wife, and his mistresses (if any) who cares? It's nobody else's fuckin' business!

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 05:51:00 UTC | #428653

Go to: Danish police shoot intruder at cartoonist's home

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During my basic training in the Army, we were taught to aim at the center of the body mass, and were also told that if you shoot at someone, you'd better shoot to kill. Glad the cartoonist is okay, glad the terrorist got shot, too bad he isn't dead.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 17:49:00 UTC | #427717

Go to: Canadian Panel to Study Euthanasia Stacked with Pro-Euthanasia Academics

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If someone is, say, 21 years old or older, and suffering from a terminal illness, ask him or her if he or she wants to be euthanised. If she or he is not mentally retarded and/or schizophrenic, grant his or her wishes. The mentally handicapped and/or schizophrenic can be given opiates and/or tranquillizers. To hell with 'slippery slope' arguments. Why make terminally ill people suffer unnecessary agony?

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:05:00 UTC | #425281

Go to: Houston elects openly gay mayor

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Re: Comment #441957 by jcob82: It always pisses me off when people assume that any particular region of America is a home to mainly troglodytes. I was born and raised in the Midwest, live there still, but I consider myself more enlightened than many people who live in either New York or San Francisco. Okay, I admit I'm (pleasantly) surprised that Houston elected an openly lesbian mayor, but I'm not totally shocked. ALL stereotypes must be questioned - always think, never assume.
As for Dave Wilson: He knows, and I know, that there used to be intelligent little green men (and women) on Mars. But life there became extinct because of homosexuality.

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 08:25:00 UTC | #423516

Go to: TV Presenter On Death Row For Witchcraft

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"The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir." Carl Sagan from (what else)'The Demons Haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark'.

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 09:31:00 UTC | #417895

Go to: CFI Releases Statement from Ibn Warraq in Response to Fort Hood Tragedy

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Speaking as a Viet Nam veteran who took an oath to defend the Constitution, (the same oath Hasan took), let me get in a few words. First of all, I think Hasan did what he did out of religious motives. Didn't want to help soldiers who were killing his fellow Muslims, afraid Allah would condemn him, etc. Having said that, I feel he should be given a fair trail and, if convicted, offered the following choice: life in prison without the possibility of parole, or a firing squad.

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:16:00 UTC | #413227

Go to: Happy Saganseve, Everybody

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steveroot: So you haven't read 'The Demon-Haunted World' yet? Man, do you have a GREAT reading experience coming up.

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 21:38:00 UTC | #412340