"From what I can see, Western countries seem to be obsessed by destabilising secular regimes in the Middle East, creating power vacuums which then get filled by religious fanatics. Prior to the invasion of Iraq, Tariq Aziz said 'If you get rid…"
'Why are you against female clerics, when Christian mosaics from the 3rd century clearly show women officiating as Bishops?'
I suppose the question doesn't matter anyway - its all made-up nonsense wether women are…"
"I believe that the main motivator for conflict and war is greed. World War One may well have been kicked off by an Orthodox Serb dissatisfied with being ruled by a Catholic country, but the situation became a war because of the financial and…"
"Indeed - Not everything in the religious texts is made up, just most of it. The bits that aren't are usually garbled references to things that actually did happen. I think that the flood legend is an embellishment of the lingering folk memory…"
"To be fair, there are a lot of Catholics in England, many of Irish ancestry. Some of them have told me that the rejection of a faith which was forced on them did involve a sort of coming out process, which provoked the disapproval of their parents.…"
"Here in England, Atheism seems to be so prevalent that the 'coming out' thing doesn't seem to be an issue, or even a requirement. If you announce to someone here that you are an atheist, it is not viewed as unusual at all, and often…"
"I am from Lancaster, England. By day I work as a Staff Nurse, and by night I play Rockabilly, 50's Rock n' Roll and Surfin' music. Life is so good without the restrictions imposed on it by various books full of bronze - age myths!"
"Hello Richard I quite agree with you; and much the same with me, except that the story of Santa Claus was the earlier trigger (see My Page). Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You…"
Hello Richard I quite agree with you; and much the same with me, except that the story of Santa Claus was the earlier trigger (see My Page). Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3800 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry (also English; Wiltshire; 60+)