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Richard Dawkins speaks to a Hasidic rabbi on religious day schools and evolution

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(Warning: there's a loud noise at 0:48. Be careful if you're wearing earphones!)Richard Dawkins speaks strongly about young-Earth-creationist "science education" in an insular religious community…Continue

Tags: religious day schools, religious schools, insular, cloistered, insular communities

How Mussolini's millions ensured the Vatican's wealth

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The Guardian has a fascinating article about the Vatican's secret real estate…Continue

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Grinning Cat replied to Michael Penn's discussion Hitchens And Williams in Hell - Theists In A Fog
"Churches have been known to disagree about that! http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/dogheaven.asp("All dogs go to heaven" / "Only humans go to heaven; read the Bible" / etc.) See also "Do It Yourself Church Signs!""
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Grinning Cat commented on Joan Denoo's blog post How Did We Become a Society Suspicious of Science?
"How many kids would remain theists if we stopped lying to them about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy -- if we acknowledged all along that they're make-believe characters like Winnie-the-Pooh and Cinderella?"
15 hours ago
Grinning Cat commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Heh! In response to statements that gay couples can't produce a child (and therefore their marriages shouldn't be recognized, or their sex is "sinful", or whatever), Dan Savage has famously retorted that "Anything is…"
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Grinning Cat commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. (more apropos than I knew!)"
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Grinning Cat commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Great cartoon, Ruth! From Dan Barker's song "Nothing Fails Like Prayer": It's the final week of the school year, but you haven't studied your best So you stay up and cram for the final exam and pray for God's help on…"
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Grinning Cat replied to Michael Penn's discussion Hitchens And Williams in Hell - Theists In A Fog
"Someone pointed out that if all traces and memories of Christianity were to suddenly be eliminated from the earth, people would not rediscover that particular "truth". But if all traces and memories of science were to suddenly be…"
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Grinning Cat replied to John Aultman's discussion The Results Are In: America Is Dumb and on the Road to Getting Dumber
"Isn't that the short story where a Handicapper General makes sure everyone is equal, not just in opportunity, but equally mediocre. Strong and athletic people have to wear weights, beautiful people have to wear masks, intelligent people have to…"
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Grinning Cat commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post Resisting Win-Win
"Or maybe sometimes, a fear that there isn't really reciprocity, that the win-win is a trick and an illusion?"
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Grinning Cat commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Sauerkraut made in a toilet reservoir
"There are recipes for cookies that look like cat poop. (Google and ye shall find.) The suggested way to serve them is in a new, never used litterbox, with a new, never used litter scoop. Just sayin'..."
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Grinning Cat replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Thievery in the name of god
"It's not because you're a Christian. It's because you're used to taking your privilege as a matter of course, that "obviously" you "should" get your way in the government and be favored in the social order…"
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Grinning Cat replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Empowering images and messages: Carol Rossetti's "Mulheres / Women" in the group Feminist Atheists
"I appreciate how Ms. Rossetti covers a whole range of people's* identities, circumstances, and choices, such as having a child at a young age, choosing not to have children, being asexual, enjoying lots of sex, having brightly colored hair…"
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Grinning Cat replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Empowering images and messages: Carol Rossetti's "Mulheres / Women" in the group Feminist Atheists
"I should add the pictures I've posted in the comments of Secular Sexuality, Bisexual Atheists, Polyamory, Atheists who love Science!, and LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends: (again, click to embiggen)      …"
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Grinning Cat liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion FDA stops Ebola vaccine
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Grinning Cat commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Land of Nice Atheists
"Many Reform (and Conservative, and Reconstructionist, and Jewish Renewal) Jews might be low-key theists, who think God probably exists but doesn't take things as seriously as the Orthodox suppose. It's hard to tell from surveys where…"
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Grinning Cat replied to Pat's discussion They Hate Us Even Outside The Bible Belt
"The NRA is a bit of a trigger point with me, now that I've learned that we don't have a Surgeon General in the United States, who could have led a strong response to the Ebola crisis, thanks to their (and Rand Paul's and the…"
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At 7:26am on October 13, 2014, Janice Rael said…

It was awesome to see you yesterday! Thanks for adding me here, I don't really use this site very much, but I'll look for your posts.

At 6:01pm on August 8, 2014, C.J. said…

Thanks for the welcome.  I joined Hang with Friends.

At 10:33pm on July 6, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

Thanks  for making me your friend  I did the same with you....Hope to hear from you soon..

At 9:56am on April 18, 2014, Tweeeekk said…

Aww thats my profile :) 

At 10:37am on April 3, 2014, Arp said…

Thanks, you are extremely friendly and helpful.

At 10:50pm on December 29, 2013, Stephen Strausbaugh said…

Well thank you for the warm welcome. I'm sorry up front, your avatar creeps me out a little, no offence.

At 10:46pm on December 7, 2013, Patricia said…

I have severely dry skin so I wear make up to go out in our climate. I don't wear any at home.

At 9:07am on November 28, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 8:21am on April 9, 2013, LaVada Luening said…

Wow. Thanks

At 12:59pm on March 26, 2013, Jim Burr said…

Thank you for the welcome grinning cat and the recommendation for a group to join. I'm new here and getting my head around how this works... will check it out.

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