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Anthony Moss replied to Christian J Brooks's discussion Pledge of Allegiance in the group Parenting Little Heathens
"As a Brit ex pat in Canada I find the Pledge to be a bizarre and uniquely American quirk anyway.  I imagine that they would simply say the Pledge as is, in order to fit in, especially at a younger age.  My three year old came back from…"
Oct 16, 2011
Anthony Moss replied to mistercliff's discussion Children's books in the group Parenting Little Heathens
"I read a book to my three year old called "God did".  It's an exceptionally tedious screed consisting of a child asking a question like "who made the sky?" and the parent brushing it off with the non-answer "God…"
Oct 16, 2011
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A rose by any other thingy...

One of life's lessons is learning how to pick your battles. It's with this in mind that I write this entry.I think it's easy to become mired in pedantically correcting the names of things, in trying to reclaim, for example, the names of holidays. Sure it might be a direct invocation of a christian holiday but for the vast majority of celebrants the word "christmas" denotes not the Mass of Christ but the commercial tree-and-reindeer-laden festival of Santa and overindulgence. I don't even have a…See More
Feb 17, 2010
Anthony Moss commented on Anthony Moss's blog post Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!
"I think that theists, or at least any theist who takes their religion seriously to any degree, would strongly fight against the notion that their beliefs are just an idea. But there again isn't that the issue with any sort of extremist?…"
Jan 30, 2010
Nick in Tacoma commented on Anthony Moss's blog post Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!
"Collectivism doesn't lead surely to genocide. Neither does Atheism, Communism Socialism, Democracy or any of the major ideologies that affect the world we live in. What does always lead us to perdition is believing the end justifies the means.…"
Jan 29, 2010
Anthony Moss commented on Anthony Moss's blog post Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!
"It's used as an ad hominem by people who attempt to use logic to back up an illogical position and start to lose the argument. The argument goes like this: 'The greatest crimes in the history of the planet were committed by atheists ergo…"
Jan 29, 2010
Anthony Moss commented on Anthony Moss's blog post Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!
"No collectivism doesn't necessarily condone genocide. I think that the important factor isn't the content of a specific ideology, it is the import afforded to it. A relatively benign ideology can become horrific and destructive if its…"
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Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!

This is a frequent and tiresome ad hominem frequently resorted to by religious fundamentalists fast approaching total cognitive surrender, and I'd like to include a complete rebuttal here before I forget it.To begin with I'm going to leave Hitler to one side and examine our other three lumninaries. What did Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung all have in common apart from their atheism? Anyone? They all had a fanatical devotion to collectivism.In short all three subscribed to a dogmatic…See More
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Anthony Moss replied to Franny K's discussion Teaching your children about religious traditions in the group Parenting Little Heathens
"I recently had this dilemma, but there's an added dimension: My (nominally catholic) sister sent my 2 year old daughter a book about "the true meaning of christmas" and I was briefly in turmoil about it. But then I realised that the…"
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A rose by any other thingy...

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 3:25pm 0 Comments



One of life's lessons is learning how to pick your battles. It's with this in mind that I write this entry.

I think it's easy to become mired in pedantically correcting the names of things, in trying to reclaim, for example, the names of holidays. Sure it might be a direct invocation of a christian holiday but for the vast majority of celebrants the word "christmas" denotes not the Mass of Christ but the…

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Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 9:40am 4 Comments

This is a frequent and tiresome ad hominem frequently resorted to by religious fundamentalists fast approaching total cognitive surrender, and I'd like to include a complete rebuttal here before I forget it.



To begin with I'm going to leave Hitler to one side and examine our other three lumninaries. What did Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung all have in common apart from their atheism? Anyone? They all had a fanatical devotion to collectivism.



In short all three… Continue

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At 5:01pm on January 19, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello and a friendly welcome to Anthony Moss.
We are pleased to meet you here among the sensible, rational people of this world. And Manchester City are doing pretty well lately.

This is the great Nexus meeting place with its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and brainwashing fraud that it is---
and that gods exist only as fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden (English)
originator of the busy lively discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 240 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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