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Panacea society - Stephen Fry and QI - where would JC live if he came back?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 9. 3 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64EZHJhqcQSome of the fundies in the UK have a more gentle approach to things. Watch this clip from the…Continue

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BBC article - Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28537149

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 30. 1 Reply

This study from Boston University goes into the impact of religion and thinking later on in life.The defence for the "imaginative" nature of religion teaching and it's benefit comes from the US…Continue

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How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Devian Jul 27. 9 Replies

This article is on the BBC site. It is truly horrifying that this happens at any time let alone this time of the internet and information.It amazes me that people can rationalise support for this as…Continue

Prager unviserity proof for god video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Green Jul 20. 7 Replies

Just wondered if you guys have seen this video. Came across this bunch who seem to be supporters of Israel, bush, etc. Watched this video who just seems to want to knock atheism basically as a…Continue

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Christopher Cosgrove replied to k.h. ky's discussion Guns, Children, and Death
"Just read the BBC article related to this even. Interesting how they rationalise the responsibility aspect of teaching children how to use guns. They don't seem to recognise that there are many other better ways of teaching children…"
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Christopher Cosgrove replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Evidence is the last thing the politicians want to consider. I feel it derives from the financial systems which are all about short termism. Quarterly reports and instant gratification. Long term doesn't extend much beyond that and it…"
Tuesday
Christopher Cosgrove liked Steph S.'s discussion Without god what's to stop me from raping all I want? Penn Jillette answers
Aug 21
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Panacea society - Stephen Fry and QI - where would JC live if he came back?
"An after thought here for me on where would JC live if he came back. He couldn't stay with me without proper identification, and I have to add that I don't know what he looks like. That makes a problem as I don't think he has ever…"
Aug 9
Freethinker31 replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Panacea society - Stephen Fry and QI - where would JC live if he came back?
"JC   is always  welcome at my house, unfortunately I don't have that much  patience, since  he hasn't  returned  in over 2000  years.....so I may as well  rescind the invitation now......Sorry…"
Aug 9
Christopher Cosgrove liked James M. Martin's discussion Fascinating Website on the History of Conflict Between Science and Belief, a Must for Atheists
Aug 6
Christopher Cosgrove liked Michael Penn's discussion IMPEACHMENT GOES ON
Aug 5
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Panacea society - Stephen Fry and QI - where would JC live if he came back?
"I agree with the electric chairs on a chain and replacing the cross. I've used that one often myself.  This was pretty good but could have been better if Monty Python did it. Most of us on this side of the pond forget that they have long…"
Aug 5
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Panacea society - Stephen Fry and QI - where would JC live if he came back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64EZHJhqcQSome of the fundies in the UK have a more gentle approach to things. Watch this clip from the excellent show hosted by Stephen Fry called QI. Very funny and wonder who is planning to host JC if he were to come back or would the nutties have a fight over that then?See More
Aug 5
Christopher Cosgrove replied to eric stone's discussion house whip sends bible to every member of congress - let's send him all our hotel bibles
"Watching from South Africa. So you have someone in that position who doesn't even understand the US constitution. Looks like he need the dummies guide to the constitution as well."
Aug 5
Christopher Cosgrove commented on BIPLAB DAS's blog post documentry based on anti witch craft movement in india.
"The veneer of the peaceful India has rapidly lifted with such information creeping out. Wonder if the halo effect of Gandhi as a peaceful and educated man has given India a free pass for too long? And the woman abuse is truly horrifying as the rapes…"
Aug 1
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion BBC article - Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28537149
"Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality because they have been taught from a very early age that fantasy is reality. That's the simple fact of it right there. I've seen posting on You Tube about this and the…"
Jul 30
Christopher Cosgrove posted a discussion

BBC article - Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28537149

This study from Boston University goes into the impact of religion and thinking later on in life.The defence for the "imaginative" nature of religion teaching and it's benefit comes from the US though. So let's have Harry Potter instead of the buybel, koran, etc. to teach creativity.See More
Jul 30
The Devian replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"Well, it's not so much religion itself, as there are a lot of other topics that can work people into that same fervor (politics for example, though that is almost the same thing in many people's case). If you challenge anyone's…"
Jul 27
Freethinker31 replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"There must be something about  religion that empowers people  to go ballistic when said  religion is  criticized.....I believe  religion is like a cult  to  many people....and anyone  in a cult follows their…"
Jul 25
The Devian replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"If your ideas are so pathetically bad, that they do not hold up to scrutiny, then they deserve to be criticized and mocked. If your beliefs were in fact, the perfect word of an all knowing, and all powerful god, then it would not matter who said…"
Jul 25

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Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Greetings from South Africa.

GetEQUAL

Dear Christopher --

For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked…

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When refuting that ridiculous notion that religion is a science who would be our heroes?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am 7 Comments

I was just pondering the above question when you hear people accusing non believers of having science as their religion. A patently ridiculous notion but I think it would be amusing to list our gods (heroes) and how the list is constantly growing or being eliminated as we learn more.

And is there a single book or even one pure science example?

So many heroes that we could be accused of worshipping or should that be honouring?

Aristotle,Socrates,Newton,Dawkins, Darwin,…

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At 7:07am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I somehow came across one of your comments which mentioned Alison Krauss. Her "Wayfarin' Stranger" blows me away (Union Station group)! Yeah, it is "religious", but I look beyond that. I'll check on your reference.

At 3:16am on October 13, 2012, Wendy Noder said…

Hello.  I am new to the nontheist site, and it appears many members are very young.  That is sort of cool, actually, but I was pleased to read your profile.  I am 62.  My mother was the daughter of a Congregational Bishop and on her death bed confided to me she didn't believe all "that nonsense" about heaven and hell.  What a weight off of my shoulders, as I also was a non-believer by then.  

I show American Paint horses as a hobby.  I live in northern Michigan.  We have had snow already!  It didn't stick but is cold and frosts almost every morning.  

My parents visited your country in the 1970's.  My mother said it was the most beautiful country she ever visited, and they traveled around the world.  Unfortunately, she bought into the "vacant land" theory of white colonization.  

Is religion pervasive in your government as much as it is ours?  It reminds me of the old serfdom ideology of soothing the wretched masses into accepting their fate as they will be the ones to go to heaven, not the wealthy.  

I am a retired school social worker.  Our schools are in big trouble right now due to tax cuts starving the public services.  I got out at the right time, but it still saddens me.  I am happy my child is out of school.  It is not a good situation.

Well, thanks for reading, I am enjoying the site. It is comforting to know there are lots of folks out there that believe in science and not mythology.  I've always felt on the outside looking in.  --Wendy

At 12:04am on April 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:48pm on April 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Christopher! 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 The Knife & ForkPolitics, Economics & Religion and Wine. 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 12:39pm on April 11, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Christopher
You are so right.
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you will know being a long time 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 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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