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Saudi man executed for 'witchcraft and sorcery'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Jun 20, 2012. 6 Replies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18503550 A Saudi man has been beheaded on charges of sorcery and witchcraft, the state…Continue

Tags: arabia, saudi, execution, witchcraft

Something from Nothing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisC Jun 22, 2012. 12 Replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUe0_4rdj0U&feature=relatedDiscussion with Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss.Enjoy!Continue

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Chris Ruegg replied to Jerry Wesner's discussion Does Any Rand represent your atheist philosophy?
"Anti-Theism is not inherently intolerant towards all religion. Intolerance towards religion is a property shared by many anti-theists, so I can understand your confusion. In the secular context, being an anti-theist means you oppose the belief in a…"
Dec 1, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Jerry Wesner's discussion Does Any Rand represent your atheist philosophy?
"Ayn Rand never said anything along the lines of "charity is evil"."
Dec 1, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Kelly's discussion Having Surgery - How to reply (or should I) to "I'll pray for you"?
"React as if you're horrified and exclaim "Oh no, you think I'm not going to make it!" Hopefully the look on their faces will be priceless."
Dec 1, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Sentient Biped's discussion If Only White Men Had Voted...
"With Romney as the Republican candidate, I could believe that. If I were in the U.S., I probably wouldn't have voted for either Romney or Obama. I'm not particularly fond of either ones politics."
Nov 15, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to John Hanna's discussion Atheist in Alabama
"And if there isn't a local group, you could always start one."
Aug 10, 2012
Chris Ruegg commented on Mdooo1's group Gun Owning Atheists
"Hi Christina. What do you plan to do with the gun? Hunt? Target shoot? Skeet/trap? Compete (IPSC, for example)? Self/home defense? CCW?"
Jul 23, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Hiram's discussion Ayn Rand's Objective Ethics
"They're hardly the "leeches" Hiram refers to. They also do create jobs, in both direct and abstract ways. Directly, they hire assistants and secretaries, as well as other office support and maintenance staff. In a more abstract sense,…"
Jul 15, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Hiram's discussion Ayn Rand's Objective Ethics
"Sorry, those numbers are for Canada."
Jul 15, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Hiram's discussion Ayn Rand's Objective Ethics
"Who are the 1%, and what do they do? To be included in that number, your income has to be above $170,000/year. This number includes entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers and many other professions requiring long hours and post-secondary…"
Jul 15, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion "Why -oh why- do atheists (@ times lapsed believer$) hate god"? WHY DO THEEEEEY!?!?!? ; ) answer here:
"I don't hate god because I can't hate that which I do not believe exists; however, if god did exist, I would hate him because he is petty, vain, jealous, vengeful and downright evil. I would hate him because I am better than him. Not…"
Jul 14, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Irrelevant People's discussion What is the origin of life?
"Far to long to explain here, and there are numerous wikis on the subject. Read up on it with these two pages, they should provide a good overview. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/abioprob/"
Jul 2, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Tracy Lynn's discussion Atheist Anthems wanted!
"That's a good one. I also like Larry Gallagher - I Am Better Than Your God http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPPrUoPYZhI"
Jul 2, 2012
Chris Ruegg replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion How do you answer the argument that god exists from the supposed perfection of the universe?
"Perfect, in what way? The observation that life/the universe exists is only indicative of those things alone. What would a universe look like that does not contain a God, and how do you get from "a God exists" to "a Christian God…"
Jun 29, 2012
ChrisC replied to Chris Ruegg's discussion Something from Nothing?
"Very interesting and entertaining video. I think the requirement of a "beginning" is a product of our psychology as human animals, just as primitive peoples would personify the world around them - simple mechanisms formed from our personal…"
Jun 22, 2012
Pat replied to Chris Ruegg's discussion Saudi man executed for 'witchcraft and sorcery'
"The article states, Some, he explains, have repeatedly called for the strongest possible punishments against anyone suspected of sorcery - whether they are fortune tellers or faith healers. Can we pitch in and get Benny Hinn and Jimmy…"
Jun 20, 2012
Sentient Biped replied to Chris Ruegg's discussion Saudi man executed for 'witchcraft and sorcery'
"We support these theocracies every time we fill up the tank. "
Jun 20, 2012

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At 11:39pm on May 20, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:25pm on May 20, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Chris! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS, Gun Owning Atheists, and Gun Loving Atheists. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 7:54am on May 20, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Chris
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well as an atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
 
 
 

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