Janet Holmes
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Janet Holmes replied to A Former Member's discussion The Taste of Mortality: Eating-related deaths over the centuries in the group THE KNIFE & FORK
"Well that's damn disappointing! Another urban myth killed by a nasty ugly little fact."
Jan 18, 2010
Janet Holmes commented on John Guerra's blog post Matt Dillahunty destroys a Theist Part2 | Atheist Experience (love this!)
"I love Matt Dillahunty, he's absolutely fabulous and this is one of his best efforts!! I enjoyed listening to it again."
Jan 16, 2010
Janet Holmes replied to Fred Werther's discussion Atheism allows nonsense while non-belief debunks it? in the group No Nonsense
"Call yourself a skeptic, then everyone knows you don't believe in anything without reasonable evidence."
Jan 8, 2010
Janet Holmes joined sacha's group
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No Nonsense

Anti-pseudoscience, anti-woo, pro science, pro critical thinking, no conspiracy theories, no spin. Count the logical fallacies. No Nonsense!See More
Jan 8, 2010
Janet Holmes replied to FreeThinker's discussion Judges, chapter 11 - God allows a human sacrifice
"The thing I don't understand about this is that I was always told as a kid that you can't make deals with god! You just have to do what you know is right and hope for the best. But this is exactly what Jephthah did, and he got what he want…"
Nov 8, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to FreeThinker's discussion Judges, chapter 11 - God allows a human sacrifice
"Yes and if players of Dungeons and Dragons kept insisting that the real world live by the rules of their game and getting laws passed to make sure we did then maybe the rest of us would join in with their arguing of arcane technicalities. Ridiculous…"
Nov 8, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to Hekate Moon's discussion Islam Liberates women according to the Koran
"Just by sitting next to the stand with a full veil on she gives a clear indication of what liberation means to her. It means she must hide herself away from the gaze of men lest she be responsible for them raping her. Interesting new definition of…"
Nov 8, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to Jezzy's discussion Death
"I look at it this way. Do you remember what it was like before you were born? It wasn't painful or unpleasant in any way was it? So that's what it's like to be dead. It doesn't bother me. Since I never believed in an afterlife I…"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to EccentricSM's discussion Has anyone else been an atheist as long as they remember?
"I have a theory. I reckon about 10% of people just do not have the necessary wiring for believing in gods, in the past they kept quiet because they knew which side their bread was buttered, several were popes. Another 10% is hardwired to believe in…"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to EccentricSM's discussion Has anyone else been an atheist as long as they remember?
"Holy cow! You are one influential guy, you better use your powers wisely young apprentice!"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to EccentricSM's discussion Has anyone else been an atheist as long as they remember?
"I don't think it's a small minority in Australia, most people don't go to church and almost none of my friends are religious. I'd guess quite a few would say that they've never believed in a god. I know I haven't.…"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s discussion Is there an atheist version of "gaydar"? In other words, how can you tell?
"Congratulations! How fantastic to be able to help free a fellow human being from bondage and lies!"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to arthur webb's discussion Does this proposition make sense.
"You sir, have been reading too much Rodney Stark! A man who pretended to scientific rationalism but who revealed his true colours recently by converting to Roman Catholicism. Dr Stark is a fine social scientist but as an historian he has an…"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to Jennifer W's discussion Do you believe Jesus existed?
"C. For those who say they don't know because they don't have the info may I recommend 'The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man' by Robert M Price, and 'The Jesus Puzzle' by Earl Doherty. There are others but I really…"
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes posted a blog post

Governer de Kretser talked to Victoria's Police Chaplains' Annual Conference about ethics and religion.

Victoria's Governor spoke to the annual conference of Police Chaplains and said a lot of nonsense unfortunately. First he said that because church attendance is declining we should think of teaching ethics in schools and other educational institutions. Well I'm all in favour of teaching ethics but what does it have to do with declining church attendance?Church attendance in Australia is about 7.5% and falling. A figure I'm very proud of. It makes Australia one of the most secular countries in…See More
Nov 3, 2009
Janet Holmes replied to A Former Member's discussion Savory Olive Mushroom Cake in the group THE KNIFE & FORK
"The usual substitute is two teaspoon baking powder per cup of flour. So you'll need four teaspoons baking powder altogether."
Aug 18, 2009

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Governer de Kretser talked to Victoria's Police Chaplains' Annual Conference about ethics and religion.

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 10:15pm 0 Comments

Victoria's Governor spoke to the annual conference of Police Chaplains and said a lot of nonsense unfortunately. First he said that because church attendance is declining we should think of teaching ethics in schools and other educational institutions. Well I'm all in favour of teaching ethics but what does it have to do with declining church attendance?



Church attendance in Australia is about 7.5% and falling. A figure I'm very proud of. It makes Australia one of the most secular… Continue

What the hell is an atheist church?

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:22am 7 Comments

Is there something to worship? Will we have cake stalls and car boot sales? Raise money for charity? Congratulate ourselves on our faithlessness? Or just have regular piss-ups?



I know conventional churches do more than just worship invisible beings but that is meant to be their main purpose.



I definitely wouldn't want to call it a church ffs. This sounds like the sort of thing accomodationists would set up in order to try to camouflage their atheism. "Oh yes I go to church… Continue

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At 8:30am on August 18, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thank you for joining THE KNIFE & FORK. I look forward to your contributions.
At 10:14pm on July 16, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Oh, I must admit my heart did a little fillip when I saw your name. I thought, Janet Holmes a Court? Surely not! I remember reading that she is an atheist ...
At 10:13pm on July 16, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Janet, I just noticed your profile - I'm sorry I missed welcoming you when you joined. I'm Kris from Queensland. I'd like to invite you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists forum.
At 3:12pm on May 26, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus!

Unlike the good Doctor, I'm not friends with all 7,999 of the people here.
At 5:42pm on May 25, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8000 good friends.

A useful science group to join, with its 125 discussions and numerous video films, is “ORIGINS” (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion....).

One discussion (over 70 posts) is "Proud to be Atheist".
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