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Rory Pralow commented on Tom Pandelaere's blog post Tolerance is not respect.
"I have a mutual respect for people to believe in whatever they want. It's not my job to educate every religious person I encounter on their utterly idiotic thought process. I simply mind my business. However, if you bring that rubbish to my…"
Mar 25
Travis Hedglin commented on Tom Pandelaere's blog post Tolerance is not respect.
"Eh, I have general respect for their right to believe whatever they want(no matter how wrong or stupid I think it is), but that is different from "respecting their beliefs" as if they were somehow on equal footing to mine.  As long as…"
Mar 24
Loren Miller commented on Tom Pandelaere's blog post Tolerance is not respect.
"Exactly, Future.  This is where Christopher Hitchens' challenge comes in: Name one moral or ethical action or behaviour committed or carried out by a believer that could not have been committed or carried out by an atheist. Name one…"
Mar 24
Future commented on Tom Pandelaere's blog post Tolerance is not respect.
"I respect that you donated your time at a church food drive. I respect that you went with your church group to help out in an area devasted by natural disaster. I respect that you went with your church group to a poverty stricken country to help…"
Mar 24
Napoleon Bonaparte commented on Tom Pandelaere's blog post Tolerance is not respect.
"Respect is not necessarily something earned through intellectual merit and tolerance is not reasonably described as a genetic proclivity. Which delusional obscurantists are you referring to and who are the people who confuse tolerance with respect ?…"
Mar 24
Loren Miller commented on Tom Pandelaere's blog post Tolerance is not respect.
"Yer damned skippy!  As I have said multiple times around here, I have exactly ZERO respect for any kind of irrational belief system, and I will say so to the believer's face, if necessary.  I will respect the person holding those…"
Mar 24
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Tolerance is not respect.

It never ceases to amaze me how people confuse ‘tolerance’ with ‘respect’. Respect is something which one earns through intellectual merits, whilst tolerance, thanks to genetic proclivities, is present in the average human being.These delusional obscurantists have a tendency to make a wilful claim to my respect, without ever explaining how or what this respect entails.Let me make myself clear: I respect nothing that has not proved itself deserving thereof. It does not matter whether a pig is…See More
Mar 23
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4 years on, no change

Upon a 4-year consideration, it strikes me that, even in our so-called enlightened West, we frequently encounter an incomprehensible display of public obscurantism, which appears to be unthinkingly smiled upon.Why is it that bible bashers get free pitches in the town centre, that beardies proclaiming ‘the truth about islam’ get a stall in the streets, whereas poor I am doomed to pay taxes for this bollocks and would probably pay a fine for tearing up the obnoxious crap which they are…See More
Feb 9
Tom Pandelaere commented on Aleksandra König's group Ich spreche Deutsch!
"...und fertig, zwar nicht im Norden. Kirchensteuer zahle ich jedenfalls nicht."
Dec 25, 2010
Tom Pandelaere replied to Sol Gartner's discussion 'Atheist Guilt' in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Oh, I don't know... In Northern Europe, we don't particularly care about religious sensibilities, and I want to keep it that way, but there is always the matter of 'good citizenship', harking back to the Enlightenment and the…"
Dec 3, 2010
Tom Pandelaere replied to William Arnold's discussion People see "not believing" as cool?
"Depends upon where you live, I suppose. I don't know how religious Australia is nowadays; it never struck me as a particularly devout country. You could certainly not be 'cool' here on the other side of the world simply by being an…"
Nov 19, 2010
Tom Pandelaere replied to Grace Fitzpatrick's discussion How do you explain evolution to a theist?
"Well, many people who are not fanatically religious nevertheless adhere to 'somethingism', a term coined by the prominent Belgian philosopher Etienne Vermeersch. Whilst they accept that evolution and modern cosmology are scientific facts,…"
Nov 19, 2010
Tom Pandelaere posted a blog post

Ingenious excuse

Here's a machine translation from a very recent global affairs issue.…See More
Nov 19, 2010
Tom Pandelaere replied to Skycomet the Fallen Angel's discussion "Why No Woman Should Ever Be Christian"
"Well, I don't know much about oriental philosophies, except that Buddhism idealises the concept of 'not expecting anything', since desire is the root of all evil. It's not for me; I need the phantom of something to live up to, or…"
Nov 17, 2010

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As an optimist, I do think that a blanket cure for religion will be found some day. Until then, we must rely on aiming to destroy it manually.

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Tolerance is not respect.

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 6:52pm 6 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how people confuse ‘tolerance’ with ‘respect’. Respect is something which one earns through intellectual merits, whilst tolerance, thanks to genetic proclivities, is present in the average human being.

These delusional obscurantists have a tendency to make a wilful claim to my respect, without ever explaining how or what this respect entails.

Let me make myself clear: I respect nothing that has not proved itself deserving thereof. It does not matter…

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4 years on, no change

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Upon a 4-year consideration, it strikes me that, even in our so-called enlightened West, we frequently encounter an incomprehensible display of public obscurantism, which appears to be unthinkingly smiled upon.

Why is it that bible bashers get free pitches in the town centre, that beardies proclaiming ‘the truth about islam’ get a stall in the streets, whereas poor I am doomed to pay taxes for this bollocks and would probably pay a fine for tearing up the obnoxious crap which they are…

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Ingenious excuse

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Here's a machine translation from a very recent global affairs issue.…



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A concise pleading for death

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 4:33pm 3 Comments

There is simply not enough death in this world. Everywhere I look, I behold:



- resuscitation classes

- pension schemes

- fertility clinics

- vaccines

- charities combating famine



I ask you now: how is the overpopulation, the depletion of our resources, the mass pollution of our globe going to be dealt with if everyone simply keeps defending life?



Forsooth, anti-life is a term of which to be proud; for we,…

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At 10:16am on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Tom! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Dec. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 4:41pm on November 16, 2010, TNT666 said…
Bonjour :)
Funny how reading some of your posts reminds me of the way I feel towards men (which is pretty rare among non dykes! LOL). It also has prevented me from having lasting relationships, and I find it is very hard to surmount. When I inventory the men who've been my friends throughout the years, it's amazing how many were either gay or mysogynists. Some days it baffles me, but somedays my step father's character makes it clear as can be. It's why I've found great satisfaction with Caribbean men, they value the feminine form but do not glamorise/adulate romantic love. As an Acadian-Quebecer, Belgium has always been very high on my list of countries to visit. Somehow I've always managed to miss it. Look forward to future conversations.
At 8:59am on January 6, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi and welcome to Tom Pandelaere

Welcome to this great Nexus meeting place and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and dreadful fraud that it is---
and that gods exist only as fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden (Englishman who speaks French fluently, and a little Italian)
originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 240 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make sensible good new friends.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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