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2010-12-20
Arguments for benevolent theism eventual break down to malevolent polytheism

How all arguments for benevolent theism eventual break down to malevolent polytheism. Part one. In this multiple part series I will be discussing in depth how all arguments for benevolent theisms (wether poly or not) are merely a moving of the goal posts by those who argue for it. I will show you that ALL […]

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2010-12-20
December 20: Sidney Hook

"As a set of cognitive beliefs, religion is a speculative hypothesis of low order of probability."

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2010-12-20
December 20: Uri Geller

Geller has not yet been able to stop a bullet, or lift a London fog, or even win the lottery. His supposed psychic powers, even if genuine, are trivial at best.

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2010-12-19
Right wingers defend terrorists sensibilities over our gay enlisted rights.

Because the sensibilities of our terrorist muslim enemies are more important than our gay citizens fighting in the millitary: a look at the right wings willingness to comfort the enemy while fighting against the freedoms of the American soldier at the same time. This is a compillation of a Yahoo Buzz conversation I had with […]

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2010-12-19
December 19: A Christmas Carol

What enraged the clerics of Dickens' day was not capitalist excess, but that Dickens took Christ out of Christmas. Scrooge is shamed into changing his narrow, grasping, capitalist ways by being shown for the first time their human cost.

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2010-12-19
December 19: Richard E. Leakey

I believe it is man who created God in his image and not the other away around; also I see no reason to believe in life after death.

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2010-12-18
December 18: The Powerlessness of Prayer

Those who believe prayer will help them and know they are being prayed for may indeed get better, thanks to the placebo effect. The same could be said of giving pets to the elderly who like animals.

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2010-12-17
December 17: Christmas and Saturnalia

Most of the pagan cults are exterminated now, thanks to the love of Christ, but the celebrations continue under new management. It seems that the pagan spirit, minus the bloodshed of the executed-then-resurrected redeemer-god, lives on.

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2010-12-16
December 16: Ludwig van Beethoven

Sir George A. Macferren calls Beethoven a "freethinker" in his article in the Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography; the Catholic Encyclopedia does not dare to claim him.

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2010-12-16
December 16: George Santayana

"Christianity persecuted, tortured, and burned. Like a hound it tracked the very scent of heresy. It kindled wars, and nursed furious hatreds and ambitions. It sanctified, quite like Mohammedanism, extermination and tyranny."

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May 23: Dante Alighieri

This "great Catholic poet" – you might as well call him the only great Catholic poet – rejected or ignored much of the theology of his church.



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