"I think that it's more correct to say that I was prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt. If you cut and pasted correctly, you might notice that I offered no such grounds for excusing her.
You must forgive me for misinterpreting your…"
"@ Dr F. Grogan Actually, that was the supposed plagiarist I was referring to. The last two paragraphs apparently were lifted by him from somewhere else.
Whoever were you referring to in that somewhat oblique last statement?"
"@Tom - I believe that's called a 'modus tollens' exception:
A: To make a claim about a theistic being, we must have evidence. B: We don't have evidence. C: Therefore, we can't make claims about a theistic being."
"I do know who provided your quote, although I remember someone saying to me once that he may have plagiarised it from somewhere else.
You are quite correct about the definitions thing, although I tend to use the term 'agnostic' as it…"
"Being agnostic myself, I cop the reverse of this frequently from sanctimonious atheists who deem it necessary to regale me with the tale of Russell's teapot. I usually object to this patronising attitude and I once blogged about my reasons why…"
The Get Up! group has launched their campaign against mandatory internet censorship. It's worth getting behind.
For those who don't know, the federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy is proposing internet censorship at ISP level. In my opinion, the moves being planned are an INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE!!!
Hi Dikii! Welcome to Atheist Nexus. I'm Kris from Queensland. I'd like to invite you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists Group. Please feel free to drop in any time to add a comment, join in a discussion, or to start a topic of your own.
I'd also like to let you know about our Australian working group which is brainstorming ideas for a submission on "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century" for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission. We think it's important that atheists have a voice in this important discussion. If you're interested, we'd love to have your input.
"With that last blast to you on Atheist Nexus, I go to chemo therapy and will be there about five hours as they drain a little bit of poison at a time into my body. I welcome it with gratitude and appreciation for the researchers who look for the…"
"Yay to that lady that was not shy about saying she is an Atheist on national television! I don't like Wolf Blitzer anymore.
Joan! I'm SO glad everything went well!!! I was thinking of you and waiting to hear. Also, that…"
"Did you notice her expression when she reported being an atheist? I saw pride, self-respect, disdain and even sarcasm. I know, you will say I am reading into her countenance what I want to see. Did you notice how her interviewer backed…"