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Go to: [Update] How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren

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Comment 10 by PERSON :

" Our society is based on a history of Christianity, and that has never produced genocide, has it? "

I assume you are joking!

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:49:59 UTC | #944997

Go to: Group blasts Marine Corps for reviving 'Crusaders' name and symbols

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Comment 2 by mordacious1 :

I'd like to know the reason that LTC Wiegel is giving for renaming the unit.

One word FLUORIDATION, it has contaminated his precious bodily fluids.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:37:02 UTC | #936609

Go to: Sri Lankan held for "witchcraft" in Saudi Arabia

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"specialized units dealt with the situation swiftly"

They have special units to deal with witches!

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:16:45 UTC | #935779

Go to: Nate Phelps to Speak at Military's Atheist Festival - Son of Infamous “Thank God For Dead Soldiers” Preacher To Speak on Fort Bragg

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Couldn't a small area be set aside at Fort Bragg for the Phelps family to hold a protest.

Maybe half way down the firing range.

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 06:57:36 UTC | #928848

Go to: Holy (roasted?) cow! My oven believes in God

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New technology putting the Shabbos goy out of work!

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:24:30 UTC | #928357

Go to: Worm-like fossil a 'distant cousin' of humans

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Comment 14 by The Truth, the light :

The headline is wrong, it should read:

Worm Like Fossil a Close Cousin of Mitt Romney

I didn't realise that Mitt Romney was such a close relative to Rick Sanatorium

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:51:28 UTC | #924792

Go to: Child welfare report calls for church abuse inquiry

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Comment 4 by Starcrash :

The bible states that Christians are under the authority of the law.

1 Peter 2:13-17

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

I think that this belief is stupid if taken fundamentally, but it is what the bible says nonetheless. So why does the Catholic Church keep ignoring bible scripture?

Consider the passage again but substitute Pope for Emperor and Archbishops for governors.

That is the Catholic Church's interpretation.

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:51:57 UTC | #924563

Go to: Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism

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With the rise in religious fundamentalism it's getting hard to find a place to holiday in the sun.

Now the Maldives added to the list of no gos like Egypt, Tunisia, the southern states of the USA ...

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:57:37 UTC | #922069

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

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Comment 3 by idlemoor :

Mmm, so, why would Eric Pickles be so eager to make the godsquad happy? Has everyone forgotten why Martin Bell stood against Pickles in 2001 - widespread concern that Pickles' local Conservative association was being taken over by the Peniel Pentecostal Church.

Re: Eric Pickles and the Power of Prayer

I spotted this wonderful quote last week.

“I wonder what Eric Pickles prays for? Pies I should think, and it obviously works.”

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:30:19 UTC | #919149

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

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Comment 18 by six45ive :

" If Richard had proclaimed Darwin to be a religious prophet of some kind"

Well looking at a picture of Darwin on the back of a tenner, he certainly had more than a fist full of beard!

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:05:40 UTC | #917813

Go to: UK Christian leaders warn religion is being pushed out of public life

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"The right to worship is a fundamental and hard-fought British liberty.”

I am trying to think of when, during the last 1500 years, British Christians have had to fight for the right to worship.

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:52:46 UTC | #916336

Go to: Republican Candidates and Religion

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If the Catholic Gingrich becomes president surely the Pope will become the ultimate power in the USA.

I wonder if his Protestant supporters have considered that?

Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:57:18 UTC | #912267

Go to: Richard Dawkins celebrates a victory over creationists

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Comment 18 by sanban :

Are there creationists claiming their myths are "evidence-based?" We know they are NOT scientific theories!

Yes, but the "evidence" is either false or misinterpreted. It is the whole basis of "Intelligent Design".

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 08:11:54 UTC | #908471

Go to: UK government bans creationist schools

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"contrary to established scientific and/or historical evidence and explanations"

I don't like the and/or. it leaves an opening for the lawyers.

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:23:15 UTC | #907183

Go to: Translations of my books

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Comment 23 by Jason72 :

You have to read Richard's books in its original English to truly understand what is written within...

" If English is good enough for Jesus it should be good enough for Richard Dawkins" ;<)

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:19:06 UTC | #886751

Go to: Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig

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Comment 32 by Beethoven :

I am a junior atheist so I can afford to debate a moron.

To debate with a moron you would have to lower yourself to his level at which point he would beat you with his greater experience.

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:45:10 UTC | #882419

Go to: Announcing The Clergy Project - Support for pastors and priests leaving the pulpit

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We had a similar "safe house" organisation in the UK from the late 50's until the beginning of the 90's.

It was called the Church of England.

Unfortunately of late they have found their god again.

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:48:26 UTC | #881061

Go to: Belief in God Boils Down to a Gut Feeling

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If only religious extremists could be "cured" with a good strong laxative.

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:22:13 UTC | #875223

Go to: [UPDATED] David Attenborough joins campaign against creationism in schools

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Comment 15 by Paula Kirby :

I genuinely grieve for the children being taught science by that man.

One of his opening comments was that he taught children "to pass exams", this in one of the biggest problems with current British education.

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:31:06 UTC | #873005

Go to: Dawkins's new children's book

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Comment 21 by Stafford Gordon :

A copy should be given to each of the Republican front runners for the Presidency of the USA; they're all childish and ignorant enough to benefit hugely from it.

Although, unlike children they probably won't be capable of doing so.

I presume one of their aides would be able to read it to them.

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:43:29 UTC | #869151

Go to: A few Catholics still insist Galileo was wrong

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I wonder what Rick Perry's view would be on this controversy?

Maybe someone should ask him.

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:41:27 UTC | #866238

Go to: Lesley Hazleton on Islam and "New" Atheists

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Comment 3 by VitruviannMan :

I say, if it's meant for nobody to understand, it deserves a nice visit by good ol' Ockham's razor.

Or a cross cut shredder.

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:42:51 UTC | #843919

Go to: Fr Kit Cunningham's paedophile past: heads should roll after the Rosminian order's disgraceful cover-up

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Comment 2 by Richard Dawkins :

The remarkable thing about this article is that the author, Damian Thompson, is known as a militant Catholic apologist, and used to be Editor of the Catholic Herald.

Maybe the "Scales have fallen from his eyes"

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:26:16 UTC | #641578

Go to: Creationist propaganda dominates the search lists on evolution evidence

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Their God is so powerful they have to lie for him.

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:08:15 UTC | #641131

Go to: Michele Bachmann on intelligent design

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Comment 84 by Agrajag :

Comment 78 by TrickyDicky

There are 57 Nobel Prize winners that believe in Intelligent Design.

A source for this statement would be relevant. It wouldn't surprise me to find that most of these 57 have their prizes in areas other than biology, chemistry, physics. And what's your point? Does this, if true, validate intelligent design? Steve

Senator John Yerkes Iselin

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 15:25:06 UTC | #640475

Go to: Michele Bachmann on intelligent design

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There are 57 Nobel Prize winners that believe in Intelligent Design.

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 08:22:19 UTC | #640323

Go to: Christians more militant than Muslims, says Government's equalities boss

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Comment 4 by Ivan The Not So Bad :

Amongst so much confusion, I pick out one particular point.

From the article:

...faith groups should be free from interference in their own affairs, meaning churches should be allowed to block women and homosexuals from being priests and bishops.

And yet the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, took enforcement proceedings proceedings (rightly) against the British National Party for breaches of equality laws in respect of their membership criteria.

So why does the head of the EQUALITIES and Human Rights Commission believe that religious groups are more equal than women and gay people and can gain exemptions from the law that no other groups can?

I note he didn't mention blocking the decendants of Ham!

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 07:46:17 UTC | #640306

Go to: UPDATE: FALSE STORY Jerusalem rabbis 'condemn dog to death by stoning'

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Looking at the root of this story is it normal practice for rabbinical courts to put curses on lawyers, secular or otherwise?

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:56:59 UTC | #640289

Go to: Noah's Ark 'could arrive in London for Olympics'

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Comment 13 by keddaw :

Excellent. Then he can explain to all the little kiddies how the 8 people on the ark went about repopulating the earth...

Plus, in a global flood either (almost) all the fresh water fish would have died out or (almost) all the salt water fish. And no land plants would have survived. Look at me, applying logic to a Biblical story...

No, everyone (well all muslins) knows that salt and fresh water don't mix.

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:00:44 UTC | #633359

Go to: Islamists jailed for attack on RE teacher

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Comment 37 by ZenDruid :

I wouldn't use Guantanamo as a model, but there ought to be a remote prison somewhere in the Elder Isles where these animals could be caged together.

What about West Falkland (only 200 inhabitants) on a "Devil's Island" model, when it is full with our scum we could give it back to Argentina.

I also notice that the sentence given to these fine example of devote Muslims was ONLY 5 YEARS !!!

This wasn't just a fractured skull, he has been left with permanent brain damage.

Where was the racial/religious motivation tariff?

If this had been 4 white bloke beating up an Asian RE teacher they would have got 7 to 10 years.

Fri, 27 May 2011 07:50:27 UTC | #631437